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Joining an "offshore" organisation

I have been offered a very generous job/package with a large indian based "offshore" organisation, but local in my country. What do people think of the ethics of this?

Coward
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

I don't think you've been offered that position. I think you're testing us, to see what would we, eternal victims of outsourcing, do when the time came to sleep with our enemy.

Well, I would. Putting food on the table beats any sort of political stance.

RP
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

If you can't beat them, join them.

At least you can join outsourcing programmers - you can be a front for them in the USA, and earn a hell of a lot of money.


You, however, can't join open source programmers and still accomplish your goal of having the money to pun bread on the table.

Well, that is, unless you are among the top 0.5% of the programmers who can make it big in open source, which promotes a rock-star-like economic situation, where a handful of people earn a hell of a lot (ESR, for instance) and 99% of the other barely scrape by.


The OSS programmers are far more damaging than the outsourcers.

Maximus
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

It is absolutely no different than joining a Japanese company and working in America.

Research wisely and determine whether this is a job you want to devote your life to for the next few years.

T.J.
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

You can join them if they are a reputed company like infosys, wipro, mindtree etc.

i would warn you to beware of some companies- like TCS.

Karthik
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

I know a few Open Source Programmers they work for IBM and HP 60-80k yr is barely scraping by?

the artist formerly known as prince
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Karthik, what's the story with TCS?

Fox 1
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

"I don't think you've been offered that position. I think you're testing us"

Actually I really truly have been. But even so, it is more of a rhetorical question. And it is with one of the big two indian ones....

open source a bigger threat ???? "is this the right room for an argument"??

Thanks for your comments.

Coward
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Karthik wrote:

"You can join them if they are a reputed company like infosys, wipro, mindtree etc. i would warn you to beware of some companies- like TCS"

Yeah right. So Infosys is reputed and TCS is not? Does not seem like that from this article :

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/8122293.htm

All these guys are the same....they are no better or worse then each other so it might not be a good idea to shill for any of  them

Code Monkey
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

"unless you are among the top 0.5% of the programmers who can make it big in open source, which promotes a rock-star-like economic situation, where a handful of people earn a hell of a lot (ESR, for instance) and 99% of the other barely scrape by"

What is your basis for the above assertion, Maximus?

Brutalacus
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

I am only speaking from what i have heard from TCS employees. That TCS is heavily into body shopping and dont take care of their employees well.

I know a lot of Infosys/Wipro folk and most of them have no complaints on the work culture. They pay you well.

Good luck to your career

Karthik
Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Thanks for the feedback guys. FYI I have accepted the offer, which is very generous and beyond what I thought was available everywhere.

Coward
Saturday, March 13, 2004

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