Saturday, June 4, 2011
Outsourcing Player Hater
I was at a dinner party a few years ago and the topic of outsourcing came up. I am the owner of a web development firm and I've been outsourcing since 2003. I have a computer science degree and I used to do the grunt level coding/programming back in the day, but since 2003, I've been working smarter by outsourcing. I design all aspects of the projects that I outsource. I rarely give my coders the latitude to make system architecture decisions.
Anyway, at this dinner party I was heavily criticized by a woman for using technical labor in eastern Europe and Asia. I was told that I am taking away jobs from U.S. based workers. Well, I am a smaller player in a big game. I am only doing what Microsoft, Dell, IBM and every other major tech firm has been doing for decades. In addition, I have U.S. based workers doing customer relations which is extremely valuable. I compensate my U.S. workers accordingly, thus they are making a lot of money. I told that dinner party hater "Don't hate the player, hate the game".
In addition, I would like to quote myself: "Anything goes, when it comes to code, cyber pimpin ain't easy!"
Eric Hamilton 2011
So what do you think?
Posted by EHAM at 4:30 PM