Do you think it is alright for our American jobs to be oursourced?

United States
May 16, 2007 1:21am CST
If you do, why? Do you understand that if all our jobs are oursourced, our nation just might crumble? Do you want this and what can we do to stop this from happening? I got it, I got it!! Do not vote people into office who are pro-outsourcing, right?
5 responses
@bam001 (941)
• United States
16 May 07
I am 100% AGAINST our jobs being outsourced. For that matter, I am also against our large importing of goods. I would rather pay more to keep work here in the United States of America and have more goods made locally. I think the pet food scare is a great example of our import problem.
• United States
16 May 07
Me TOO! I saddens me that our and other governments are allowing this to go forward and damage our economy, families and livlihoods. Do you think our nation and other nations want to create a third world nation right here in America? I would totally agree to pay more for products that were AMERICAN MADE...
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
17 May 07
Ok ok, i am not the enemy. The usa imports honey and bee keepers like us will help stop that. in south africa there is 80% unemployment. we also need to live. we are not taking anyones job. we will be creating our own. and after a few years we would have created many jobs for americans. its more a training thing with us. i know how you feel about the rest. same problem in sa. we are becomming desperate here. here in sa we have cuban doctors. all the south african trained doctors are going abroad. did you know that a doctor in sa earns about 18000zar and my husband who is a mechanic earns 15000zar. its unfair. as a bookkeeper, i am earning 2500zar. its enough to make me cry. our utility bill takes up my whole salary.
@bam001 (941)
• United States
28 May 07
I understand your point...and you are looking at coming to the U.S. and joining the U.S. workforce here in American. Your working here in the fields that you have listed, wouldn't be an outsourcing of work. I would expect that if you were to come here and work, you would be paid on the same pay scale of others in the United States doing similar work. My problem is with jobs that have been done in the U.S. at a fair wage being shipped to other nations where people literally work for a fraction of what would be paid here. One example is of a factor here closing that paid the standard assembly line worker roughly $15 per hour. The factory relocated could then relocate to another country and pay people there $15 per week for the same work. This is the outsourcing that really causes me to become VERY UPSET.
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
16 May 07
No, I don't think it's right. Three area factories have recently shut down here because of outsourcing, I look around and see all the people who are now struggling and living in poverty, people losing their livelihood and their homes, all so big businesses can outsource and make a larger profit. They say a third world country is one is which they don't manufacture their own goods, America is well on it's way to being just that.
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
16 May 07
Ok, i understand what you say. For us it would be different. They recruit farmers, i.e. Bee keeper7s because there are very little bee keepers there and they want to use their own resources. Currently they are importing from us and china. After a few years the network built will ensure job creation and possibly exports.
• United States
16 May 07
Did you know that many businesses are moving their operations to Dubai? Just check it out online and you will see who is going there to support the moves of all our American busniesess. I think Tiger Woods was over there recently and some other celebs. Sounds scary to me. I mean, I am a SAHM so I am not totally affected, but if I ever want to get into the workforce again, my chances of getting a job are slim to none. I can not even find a legit job to do online like adminstration work. All these "jobs" would cost me for set up alone. It is scary, very scary. But this is happening becasuse American's are not seeing what is happening, like our nation is and WILL be apart of the North American Union:Canada, USA and Mexico. We will all just be one BIG HAPPY FAMILY....NOT!!!
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
16 May 07
Well my husband and i are considering going to the usa for work. currently they are outsourcing farming jobs and my husband is a bee keeper. and he is a qualified automotive engine fitter. i am a qualified bookkeeper and i see no harm for us to use our skills in a country that deserves only the best. here in sa the salaries is a disgrace and living costs are high. there are more problems here and a corrupt government. there are currently a medical staff shortage in sa and the people keep on moving out. we are fluent in english. i understand how you feel but to my knowledge the usa has a high criteria.
• United States
16 May 07
Okay, but what I am reading is you and your hubby will be moving to America, therefore you will be finding jobs in America. So, you would not be taking a job in your country that was outsourced, right? BTW, where do you live? What is SA? South America?
@bam001 (941)
• United States
28 May 07
I am against outsourcing our American jobs. It saddens me to see so many customer service type jobs outsourced. I mean, the level of service that we expect in the U.S. might be different from the level that is expected elsewhere. I have absolutely refused to purchase a certain brand of technology due to the outsourcing of customer service.
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
16 May 07
its not for the money, because they dont offer much. that might be why americans dont want to do it. we just love bees and in south africa we encounter too many problems. like all the forest are used by trainee beekeepers appointed by the government. and the theft is terrible here. we lost 13 hives last month.