rom The Today's Wall Street Journal ,
Monday , January 19, 2004
" a programmer in China with three to five years experience
would cost about 12.50 dollars an hour ,
including salary and benefits .
A person familiar with IBM's internal billing rates
says that's less than one-fourth of
the 56-dollars-an-hour cost
of a comparable U.S. employee ,
which also includes salary and benefits "
" a Chinese project manager with seven years experience
would be billed at 24-dollars-an-hour ,
equivalent to a U.S. ' Band 8 '
billed at about 81 dollars hourly "
IMB's programmers are getting
over one hundred thousand dollars per year ? !
( No wonder EDS and Perot systems are so rich )
" internal documents from [ IBM ] show that
it expects to save 168 million dollars annually
starting in 2006 by shifting
several thousand high-paying programming jobs overseas "
" This ' offshoring ' process
has raised fears that even high-skill jobs
that were supposed to represent the U.S.'s future
are being lost to countries that
have already taken over low-skill factory work "
Hmm ... They're offshoring High paying jobs .
" [ IBM ] expects to shift 3,000 U.S. jobs overseas
this year "
" IBM expects to add 15,000 jobs world-wide this year ,
with a net total of 5,000 of them in the U.S. .
That would increase IBM's world-wide employment to 330,000 ,
the highest level since 1991 "
That's a big company , bigger than Boeing or Microsoft .
" Democratic presidential hopefuls have cited the trend
as they have criticized the jobless recovery "
Others argue , however ,
that the jobs lost are typically replaced by other ,
higher-paying jobs "
Personally , I don't care about " Higher-paying " jobs ,
I care about my free time and the quality of my work .
Control is my goal ... i.e. Quality , Never quantity .
" The documents describe work done by
IBM's Application Management Services division ,
part of Big Blue's giant global-services operation ,
more than half of the company's 315,000 employees .
The affected workers don't deal directly with customers ;
they write code and perform other programming tasks
for applications software used inside IBM "
Surprise Surprise ! Face-to-face work is more secure .
" IBM plans to transfer the programming work
to its own operations in Bangalore , India ;
Shanghai and the northeastern city of Dalian in China ;
and Sumare , Brazil "
Why aren't Romania , Russia , etc. on this list ?
Sumare is 10 miles from Campinas , 60 miles from S Paulo ,
S Paulo is about 220 miles ( 354 kilometers)
southwest of Rio de Janeiro
and about 30 miles inland from the port of Santos .
S Paulo's name derives from its having been
founded by Jesuit missionaries on January 25, 1554 .
" Some of the foreign programmers will come to the U.S.
for several weeks of on-the-job training