August 13, 2003
I knew Ginger would have something to say about this article about L-1 visas and tech workers suffering the indignity of having to train the cheaper foreign workers who will eventually replace them, even if it was just a pointer to this Cringely article about why offshoring is a bad idea. Cringely has some interesting, if not exactly reassuring, insights, so check it out.
UPDATE: And of course Brad deLong has a couple of posts about the sucky job market, too. Having read all that, now I need a beer.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 13, 2003 to Bidness
How to keep your job by the Pragmatic Programmers is my recommended reading on the subject. I think it's over 2 years old, but the info is still quite valid.
Basically, the advice to high-tech workers is "plan for your future".
If you have any information regarding offshoring pleas include it in the online census at http://www.whosoffshoring.co.uk?census