Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Sallow, Aug 2, 2012.
But this comes with a caveat:
They got a secret bailout from Bernanke and the Fed, right?
So Harley outsourced to an employer who will pay less and provide less benefits?
Yep something to celebrate about....
Well yes and no.
I'd prefer they not "outsource" but many companies are jettisoning their IT departments in favor of this sort of thing. In my opinion, that's a big mistake..but that's another thread.
But at least they made a requirement that they hire in country.
Which means many of the people that are losing their jobs can re-apply.
And it also means we aren't losing the jobs in general.
Well yes it is less bad than the job going to India.
However it is a part of the lowering of the US standard of living.
Oh..I agree fully.
But the requirement thing is relatively new. Most companies don't give a rat's ass about where the workers are coming from..so long as the job gets done at a cheaper rate.
This is a silver lining in some dark storm clouds.
Have worked with the Harley corporate folks and was impressed with the caliber of several of their top execs. It's a very interesting corporate culture.
Maybe they can apply the cost savings to reduce the price of the obsolete junk motorcycles that they peddle.
But of course capitalism don't work that way, do it?
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