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Birmingham Council outsourcing IT jobs to India

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by jo74, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. jo74

    jo74 Byte Poster

    Tory-led council outsources jobs to India | Politics | The Guardian

    Job loss fears as council outsources up to 100 posts to India | Mail Online

    And these are public sector jobs paid for by the taxpayer!:x

    There's actually a thread on Certforums, started a few years ago, 'Is public sector IT a jobs safety net?'

    I tried posting this in the news and articles threads but I wasn't allowed to
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  2. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

    If other councils followed, would love to protest... don't really want my money paying for jobs in India tbh! Just doesn't seem right...

    I already refuse to sign up to a provider where there call centre is based in India... Majority of them I can't understand, very few speak good (slow) english!

    No-one cares about customer service these days, all about money! Which for me, means they lose business because I wont sign up to them! :P
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2011
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    BMW320DMSPORT New Member

    Yep it seems all the rage to outsource over seas, were by the company in question can save huge amounts, and also I believe that places like India do not have many employment laws, so maybe other nations go over to exploit them!

    I speak from personal experiance as I lost my position of almost 11 years, last year when my organisation outsorced I.T. to India, I was talking to one of the India chaps,who showed me an email from one of the Major Banks who have call centres out in India saying that "all sick leave as been cancelled" he said that it is very common to recieve emails like this, and this is from a bank pertaining to be ethical!!!.....
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  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    To be honest, not surprised... The state of IT at the moment.

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  5. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    What's the difference between offshoring in the private sector and the public sector? Offshoring purely to cut costs is an absolute f***ing disgrace - be it at a local council or a major international bank.
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  6. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

    Crapita eh...you gotta love 'em!
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