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At least one high tech company in the city of London have just had all their programmers and support staff outsourced to India. I know this, because unfortunately I work there.

Perhaps this is an isolated incident, but I keep hearing more and more about job losses, which can not be good for economic confidence in the coming months.

LondonLandlady's thread regarding 10k inreases in London prices seems a bit funny, considering more and more highly paid London jobs are shipped off-shore. Who's going to buy all those overpriced houses now?

Oh, and anyone looking for a highly skilled senior unix admin with excellent perl skills? :)

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LondonLandlady's thread regarding 10k inreases in London prices seems a bit funny, considering more and more highly paid London jobs are shipped off-shore. Who's going to buy all those overpriced houses now?

Oh, and anyone looking for a highly skilled senior unix admin with excellent perl skills? :)

Apparently we insource more than we outsource at the moment:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4225604.stm

This could be because outsourcing of IT services doesn't really work:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/business/managemen...39210799,00.htm

But in america tech things are different:

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.02/india_pr.html

Re you looking for work - there are 49 of well-paid (£300+ per day) contracts postend in the last 7 days on jobserve right now:

http://www.jobserve.com/searchresults.aspx...cid=0&x=21&y=10

;)

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At least one high tech company in the city of London have just had all their programmers and support staff outsourced to India. I know this, because unfortunately I work there.

Perhaps this is an isolated incident, but I keep hearing more and more about job losses, which can not be good for economic confidence in the coming months.

LondonLandlady's thread regarding 10k inreases in London prices seems a bit funny, considering more and more highly paid London jobs are shipped off-shore. Who's going to buy all those overpriced houses now?

Oh, and anyone looking for a highly skilled senior unix admin with excellent perl skills? :)

Sorry to hear you may have lost your job.

Those highly paid Newscasters, TV presenters and Weather forecasters should be quaking in their boots with this news - coz they're next! (Should save some pennies off our TV licence though!

With the launch this week of digitally delivered weather forecasts via Digital Radio, Met Office experts predict that it won't be long before technology allows each home to have a cyber weather presenter on call 24 hours a day.

Experts say the new technology could see an artificial presenter transmitted as a three-dimensional hologram image projected via a digital broadcast into sitting rooms around the country.

The Met Office predicts that the digital presenter will be just one of the developments in the way weather forecasts are delivered to the nation, courtesy of digital technology.

http://www.metoffice.com/bookshelf/outlook/200205/cyber.html

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Apparently we insource more than we outsource at the moment:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4225604.stm

This could be because outsourcing of IT services doesn't really work:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/business/managemen...39210799,00.htm

But in america tech things are different:

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.02/india_pr.html

Re you looking for work - there are 49 of well-paid (£300+ per day) contracts postend in the last 7 days on jobserve right now:

http://www.jobserve.com/searchresults.aspx...cid=0&x=21&y=10

;)

Excellent up-beat response, as opposed to the tired old "IT going abroad" doom mongering. I think the jobs going abroad thing is way overplayed on average at the moment. I think the real cause of rising unemployment in the next few years is going to be the end of the public sector spending spree creating non-jobs for people, not the ending of masses of private sector stuff. Of course there will be exceptions, but that's not what matters.

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Those highly paid Newscasters, TV presenters and Weather forecasters should be quaking in their boots with this news - coz they're next! (Should save some pennies off our TV licence though!

To be honest, I think it will be best for the economy in the long run. The madness has to end at some point, eh?

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