A pseudonymous poster wrote, “About a year ago I hired a developer in India to do my job. I pay him $12,000 to do the job I get paid $67,000 for. He’s happy to have the work. I’m happy that I only have to work 90 minutes a day, talking code. My employer thinks I’m telecommuting. Now I’m considering getting a second job and doing the same thing.”
What a great concept. When I get back into the office tomorrow I’m going to start developing this product right away. I can sell it to all my ex-colleauges in the IT industry.
The original Wired article, about Micro-Multinational companies goes on to talk about how beneficial outsourcing can be to small companies allowing them to concentrate their efforts and funding on their core value proposition, and (once again) how outsourcing benefits owners and the economies of both countries.