Re : Outsourcing data entry could free up some budget to spend on programmers
From: test (test01a_at_ziplip.com)
Date: 25 Jan 2004 11:42:51 -0800
"Gerry Quinn" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:v6NQb.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (test) wrote:
> >It's fine. I don't comment about the economy or politics to anyone at
> >work. Any statements I make will be positive--that I am confident
> >there will be plenty of demand for programmers, that not every IT job
> >can be outsourced, and the demand for skilled programmers seems to be
> >increasing lately.
> >These are the correct statements to make at work.
> If your boss believes you, he will take your statements as economic
> justification for an outsourcing project!
> Maybe you should say you are desperate and expect to work for peanuts in
> the future ;-)
No. If I am currently not working for peanuts, and expect to be
working for peanuts in the future, THAT would be justification for an
If, on the other hand, I feel that less than half of all IT jobs can
be outsourced, and the overall economy is growing which helps mitigate
some of this, than I should not expect to have to work for peanuts.
There will be demand for programmers in the future. Most of the
projects I was on would not have been able to be sent overseas without
more detailed specifications. In many cases, I was doing much of the
business analysis myself.
This gets back to my question: why not outsource data entry instead?
The spec is complete for data entry; it isn't always for programming
projects, and the cost savings are similar.
> - Gerry Quinn