Thursday, September 18, 2008
The Youngest Victim of IT Outsourcing
One of the responses received:
- You see, when you think outsourcing, you're thinking about a phenomena that is a conclusion of the way world economy works, and that mechanism was not invented by India or any 3rd world country in any way. Put people in front of a mirror, have them think of every time they voted a right wing, capitalism puritanist conservative candidate in the US for president, and you'll start finding true answers and responsibilities...
Another response received was:
- Metrics and numbers and results are all part of the new world model we have to follow in order to keep any respectful company in the market.
Interestingly enough, I expected folks from India who are part of the outsourcing ecosystem to be more passionate than any American regarding the loss of a child, until I received this response:
- I see it can be tied to the choice of taking long haul flights, travelling with children still at the age of breastfeeding for over 10 hours in cramped spaces; lack of medical training for air crews; lack of full medical kits on board; lack of airside doctors being available; lack of emergency procedures for illness, especially for the small or infirm; lack of compassion and tact from the airlines and airport; lack of attention from the parents who know none of the names of anyone - cabin crew, doctors etc - who were involved in their child's issue; the parents' placing the blame on "we should have had an ambulance take us from the airport for resus at the hospital"...even though the child had been declared dead before it had even left the aircraft.
I have never worked for nor with Infosys, have never met Mohan Babu K. nor any members of his family, but as a human I still grief for his loss. I guess I am a dinosaur for responding with my heart instead of my sterile indoctrinated repeat after me best practice answer...
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