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hilather writes: I work in the IT division for a fortune 500 company and just recently word has come down from the executive level that a large percentage of the work force must be offshored within the next few years. This seems to be a growing trend given that IBM has now offshored a majority of their work force. This is beginning to bother me as tactics like this are taking away jobs from not only my city, but my country, and I'm sure it would bother anyone else in my position. I've observed that some departments at this company are blatantly ignoring the mandate to offshore positions, and thus far have not been reprimanded. But how long can this go on for until the executive level starts replacing senior management with people that will fulfill the offshoring request? To my nationalist friends, my question is this, is there a more effective way to deal with mass offshoring other than to keep stalling the request?
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  • The only way to stop the project is to show that it won't have a positive effect on the bottom line.

    To do that, you'll need to do some things that will make you unpopular with senior management - like directly contradict their justification of their pet project.

    Unless you can replace the senior management (or convince them of the error of their ways), the offshoring will continue until there's no morale left to improve.

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