Is it just me or is everyone else also getting so freaking annoyed with outsourcing jobs? I was so angry trying to resolve a disputed bill....first there is the very annoying automated system, press one for this, press 2 for that, press 3 (that's when your nerves are shot)...then finally a live speaking person on the line....but then you immediately detect the thick accent and know that you are talking to someone overseas which infuriates me knowing that people in our country are denied jobs because of this. Plus, you can't understand these foreigners and they can't understand you which becomes a frustrating ordeal and the outcome is usually unresolved and you have to demand to speak to a Supervisor from the U.S.
Shifting jobs to lower-wage countries--a form of what is known as offshore outsourcing--is an increasingly popular practice among U.S. businesses seeking to cut operating costs. Outsourcing has also become political shorthand for presidential candidates to describe what is perceived as unfair international trade and its costs for U.S. workers.
While some jobs may get sent overseas or be automated by machines, certain tasks will most likely always be handled by by human beings.
There will always be a need for Teachers because there will always be a need for education; therefore, we need people to do the educating. Scientists are needed to dedicate their lives to the cause and effects of our actions and our environments to deal with changes.
Gone are the heydays of horse and buggy and wheelwrights (the maker of wheels), but an element of those jobs live on in one form or another. With advanced technology and science, so come changes in jobs. But, as I walked out of my doctor’s office one day to chat with the Nurses at their station and pay the bill, I realized that there are certainly a lot of occupations that will stand the test of time and have staying power and will never disappear.
In the doctor’s office, I observed the doctors caring for their patients and couldn't help but notice how much they are needed to investigate and treat our medical conditions since we still have a mortality rate, and we still get bumped, bruised and diseased along the way....so their professions are everlasting.
Then driving home, I observed a police car that was behind me through my rear view mirror and again realized another profession that is everlasting and that is the Law Enforcement Officer. If we are dependent upon a system that governs, we will also be dependant upon people to enforce the rules of that system.
Then I thought of the 30 plus years I worked in the legal field....yes...we need Lawyers. The legal system affects nearly every aspect of our society, from buying a home to crossing the street. Lawyers form the backbone of this vital system, linking it to society in numerous ways. For that reason they hold positions of great responsibility and are obligated to adhere to strict code of ethics.
And, Lawyers cannot function without their Legal Secretaries that perform highly specialized work requiring knowledge of technical terminology and procedures. Oh my, all those Summonses, Complaints, Motions, Responses and Subpoenas! You can’t do that from India or China!
Then I got comfortable in front of my TV to watch the News.....the subject of Soldiers came on.....Even if world peace were in reality, there would still be a fear of future wars based on history.....a very important everlasting profession.
Barbers and Hairdressers.....why are these professions everlasting? Just ask any woman.........as for men...they just want to look neatly groomed with a good haircut....women on the other hand require more than just grooming....we need to look beautiful with highlights, lowlights, perms, precision cuts, hair color etc. Again, a definite everlasting profession, right ladies?
Then I was channel surfing with my clicker and on came some Religious Leader......again my mind wandered and thought of the people that continue to ponder the meaning of their own existence, a majority find a need for people to assist them with a form of spiritual guidance.
Wow, I couldn't stop my mind from thinking about all the everlasting professions that still require a human to perform and not an automated system or machine and a profession that can't be outsourced.....No wonder I can't sleep at night...I can't turn my mind off and relax!
What profession do feel is everlasting and cannot be replaced by being outsourced? Did outsourcing affect your job?