Foreign Outsourcing

For years, there’s been this ethical debate in the world of big business. Of course, I am talking about the problem with foreign outsourcing.

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In case if you don’t know what outsourcing is, or aren’t sure of what it really is, Dictionary.com defines outsourcing with these two definitions:

1. (Of a company or organization) to purchase (goods) or subcontract (services) from an outside supplier or source.

2.  To contract out (jobs, services, etc.): a small business that outsources bookkeeping to an accounting firm.

So there you have it, my personal definition of outsourcing is this: “To use outside sources to get things done.” This is great for cutting costs, and being efficient and productive, but what about the people you’re cutting costs from, your employees?

On a business standpoint, I’m all for outsourcing. You’re doing your job: you’re being efficient and saving money that would be lost. Isn’t the goal of a business to gain a profit anyways?

At least somebody is getting the jobs that are outsourced. These businesses are helping others that live in third world countries! To put this into a whole other perspective, what if it is God’s will for big businesses to assist those in greater need than ourselves?

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