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Don’t Fire Indians

Posted by ep on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 22:03
This news item was posted in Economy, News category and has 6 Comments so far.

Because they might kill you.  A couple of days ago the head of the Indian operations of Graziano Transmissioni was beaten to death by some recently laid off employees.  Apparently there was a long running dispute over better pay and working conditions that lead to them being fired.

I take two things from this:

  • Silly Indians, the reason the plant was put over there in the first place was to exploit slave labor prices in inhumane conditions.  Don’t make us move this plant to Cambodia I hear they will work 10 hours for a bowl of rice.
  • When the labor union rejects an offer in India, they REJECT it.

For the full story click HERE.

Thank you Teppish for the link.

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6 Responses to “Don’t Fire Indians”

  1. 25 September, 2008, 0:15

    Makes the US look positively wonderful.

  2. 25 September, 2008, 2:29

    Quote from
    Graziano Trasmissioni SpA is a custom gear, transmission and related component manufacturer, based in Rivoli (Torino), Italy.

    At least we are not the only country whoring all of our menial work off to India.

  3. Greg Silveira
    25 September, 2008, 2:53

    We have to blame ourselves as both workers and consumers for jobs going offshore. We want high wages and low purchase prices. This will only occur if our manufacturers are willing to sell at below manufacturing cost. Obviously this is impossible. So accept your share of the blame.

  4. ep
    25 September, 2008, 13:00

    I don’t disagree that there is a shared responsibility when it comes to outsourcing. Without in-depth review (which I plan to do in the future), I am on the fence on the issue of outsourcing. My point in the post was we need to start looking for some new desperate countries to ship those jobs too…

  5. Greg Silveira
    26 September, 2008, 2:47

    It’s interesting to note that Americans are incensed by the “low” wages that American companies pay to their employees in underdeveloped countries. We call it “slave labor”. If that company wasn’t there, those people wouldn’t be earning anything. Also, if the companies tried to pay American wages, can you imagine what would happen to that countries domestic companies? There would be no way for them to compete. There employees would be rioting in the streets for wage parity. We, in America, continually try to impose our standards on other countries without giving any regard to obviously negative results.

  6. admin
    26 September, 2008, 4:07

    I have no problem with low wages being paid to people for jobs that have been outsourced. If somebody is willing to work 8 hours a day for a bowl of rice it means there is no other opportunity for him earn a bowl of rice elsewhere. Outsourcing and free trade helps to raise the living standard of the entire world and 3rd world countries most of all.

    The question is, should a government care at all about anybody who isn’t one of their citizens? We as individuals might care that and donate, but should our government act to improve the lives of people in other countries? Especially if doing so is purely humanitarian (ie: use aid money to gain access to their resources doesn’t count).

    My position on free trade and immigration generally leaves me in no man’s land (not left, not right, not liked by anybody). I will try to tackle both in future posts.

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