aaexecplat wrote:Some context to a few points made here. I have hired and worked with outsourced talent (software engineering and call center) from India and the Philippines. There is nothing inherently wrong or bad with outsourcing. It can be a fantastic tool for companies to manage their cost for fairly modular business requirements.
With that out of the way...I have never outsourced any software enginneering to India or anywhere else at $9/hour. Not because it is not possible, but because it would be reckless. I had a good conversation with the CMO of Fidelity a few years ago and he shared with me that he keeps a teal of PHDs in India that manage and run analytics on all their data. Compensation for these folks was around $60k/yr. A bargain for folks of this skill level. $9/hr comes out to about $18k/yr. That means bottom of the barrel skill level. IMO, if that kind of skill level has no place in any company I work in, then it surely has no place in a company like Boeing.
The other item I have (lots of) experience with is media. Trust me when I tell you that the media, including the biggest newspapers in the US have zero ability to conspire against a company like Boeing. Here's how it works...media hires young people willing to do what it takes to find stories that sell. After that, each reporter is completely on their own (which is why resources like HARO exist) and editors merely turn down or accept stories based on their commercial appeal or legal implications. Given how thin all media is staffed these days, the amount of real analysis or cooperation is very limited.
So there is zero comparison between the resources Boeing has at its disposal (PR and legal) vs what a paper like the NYT or a media outlet has at its disposal.
Given your statement about how thinly staffed today's media including NYT is, why the bleep are you willing to believe their characterization of Boeing's hiring practices???
As we see on this very forum, talk of outsourcing is a dog whistle that triggers lots of people.
Given how today's media is thinly staffed and gets paid by the click, it should be obvious that their work consists of finding a few tidbits that trigger people and projecting them as widely as possible.
Thus we get posts like:
speedking wrote:737MAX: Made in the USA no more? Now Assembled in the USA. Designed in India?