Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Obliteration of The American Work Force

As I sit here typing this word document, in front of me is coffee, beside me is a glass pane, and outside lies a city designed for one purpose: the obliteration of the American work force. I know this may seem hard to the reader, so you might want to ignore it, but make no mistake, there is a massive labor transfer occurring from the first world into the third world.

To explain the scene to my American readers (or European) think of a football field. Now imagine 10 football fields. That is my current downtown location. In this area, there are 10 buildings under construction. The skyline is littered with these cranes that are being built to add capacity to the current business infrastructure. This is not the only city, there are other cities being built across the nation to feed on to this business. So what is the business? The business is EVERY SINGLE JOB that can be taken away from America.

You think that may be old news. OH BOY! YOU AINT SEEN NOTHING YET!!!



Each building is approximately 20 stories and would house thousands of workers when complete. They will be connected with specialized fiber optic lines that would traverse the pacific and ultimately back to the American shore. Think of it as a satellite office, another branch, but located across the sea and backed by an endless supply of cheap workers. Ok.. I said cheap. This is not true anymore.

Let me take you back to the café. In front of me is coffee, to my side the city, and behind me is an interview. You can barely escape these recruiting agents. The companies they are working for are getting desperate to acquire the labor. They have stationed recruiters to post on the street offering a free meal and coffee, a gift check redeemable at orientation, and a contract worth php20k ($1000) just to start. That $1,000 is a lot for a person living here. However, the employees are now starting to reject it. Even a higher than average income is not enough anymore. Why would it be when American companies will save a whole lot more from hiring the local guy than an American in American soil with no noticeable difference to operations? The American company will have more than a 50% cost saving. The employee knows this and bargains for more. I hear bargaining process (you can also learn how to bargain located in the free trailer of the ebook) table while drinking coffee.

What has happened to America? We could go on and on about economics behind the obliteration of the American workforce but I think it lies in an idea: the American workforce is simply not viable anymore. What does that mean? Well, America is really good at one thing. Innovation. In fact it gathers a lot of new businesses from the creation of these innovating enterprises. But there is a dark side of having an innovation based economy.

Technology replaces the need of humans.

America is not there yet where it could totally replace its workers. However, it is markedly taking this direction. All around you are the signs. An unemployed person is common in America while a recruiter bangs her head in a third world country bc the local employees are becoming choosier. Technology is what allowed this to happen. That fiber optic underneath the ocean is what is to blame for the continued future loss of American jobs. It’s not slowing down and it will actually accelerate. It’s bleeding jobs away through the fiber link at light speed. That accent reduction software that changes the accent of the employee to 90% reflect that of the American is one example that aids it.

I dare the reader to name me one job that cannot be outsourced in the future. Think of robots? We’re already in the drone stage. Location jobs such as: bus drivers? post delivery man? miners? After the market acclimatizes to new ways of doing things these jobs will be on the chopping block. Why the need for a teller on location when you can get a flat panel screen and a pretty girl running scripts? America is the first to adopt and implement these technological changes. The American government is powerless to stop it. Stop innovation? Yeah right. What America counts and values is the bottom line. The bottom line of big businesses to be exact. The bottom line is all America cares about.

I take a sip of my coffee. I realize I don’t even want to mention the exportation of skilled labor. Whereas an American would go to debt to acquire the specialized skills like nursing or engineering, over here the educational process is cheap and streamlined with a visa application locked in a lucrative contract waiting at the end. English and low costs cannot be found anywhere else. China already has manufacturing.  India is already refusing these BPOs because it is transitioning to the research based economy. How can an American compete under these conditions? Superior customer service? A friendly smile? “thank you for you patronage?” These are useless words. What America cares about is the bottom line. And the bottom line plugs directly here in one of those buildings being erected outside this window pane.

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