Why is outsourcing bad

Outsourcing has suddenly become the talk of the global town. This is because the localized effects of outsourcing have accumulated over the years and the long term consequences that had been ignored are now popping their heads up from their blankets. Outsourcing is a sweet poison for fresh recruits in the BPO industry. What sounds like a good enough monthly pay package in local financial terms is actually a legalized loot being conducted in these unsuspecting workers who are, in reality, working at dirt cheap prices as compared to what it would cost to get the same job done in the native market of the employing company. As a matter of fact, this price mismatch is the prime reason for big firms to outsource their works to locations like the Indian subcontinent where the unplanned education growth has resulted in an inhospitably large number of degree and diploma holders.

Outsourcing is culpable on grounds of adulterating the cultural make up of the destination country. As the case is, employees are in constant interaction with natives from foreign lands. Naturally, the cultural crossover initiates itself. This undesirable tug of war between two polemical cultural identities is further invigorated by the fact that the working hours infiltrate deep into the night in order to match the sunshine business hours of the employer’s country’s market. The miseries build on and the employee is snapped off from his family life. Tensions build up and what could have been a prospective and constructive investment for the nation now becomes an orifice leaking talent. Many a bright careers fall prey to the monster of outsourcing that puts a blanket of inactivity on the intelligence and innovations bubbling inside an individuals head. The worker becomes a machine made of flesh and bones.

It is commonplace to notice cases of employee exploitation at the hands of foreign employers. This happens because workers are not aware of the laws of the land of the nation they are serving in the form of outsourcing services. Outsourcing is a double edged sword. All the stakeholders feel the bruises of the bout. Companies have to resist the temptations of tax incentives from their governments in order to adhere to outsourcing. Outsourcing creates jobs for a rival nation at the cost of one’s own economy. Outsourcing has its takers, but they might as well look at the dark horizons before jumping into this ocean.