Harley-Davidson Cuts IT Staff; Shifts Some to Infosys

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    But this comes with a caveat:

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    They got a secret bailout from Bernanke and the Fed, right?
     
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    So Harley outsourced to an employer who will pay less and provide less benefits?

    Yep something to celebrate about....
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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