Interesting post on Slashdot about a Wired article which talks about US IT jobs outsourcing to India. I like this article because the writer actually goes to India to interview workers there to get their point of view on things.
I've been lucky enough that I haven't been affected by this, yet. Though, I did work at JPMorganChase Bank and had a cube adjacent to a prominent VP that talked daily to an offshore firm regarding a project. Obviously, this made me very nervous. But, it never affected me directly.
I've heard rumblings of companies (to remain nameless) using the “threat of outsourcing“ to hang over developers heads, and to “keep (us) honest“. But, does that work?
The threat of outsourcing is definitely unnerving, too. I can hope that if I keep my skills sharp, and stay ahead of the curve, I can avoid this. But, that's probably naive of me.
I'm curious to hear everyone's thoughts? Obviously, we have an awesome mix of nationalties here in the blog community. I'd love to hear everyone's side of things.