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    'Tractor mate of mine is to be benched at the end of this month. Had a good run at a local council, so can't complain too loudly.

    Rang him last night, and he was doing handover work to some web developers just flown in from India. 75% cheaper apparently. True story.

    I'd say he has cause to complain now methinks. Imagine if this was happening at the coal face, literally.

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    Why does he not go and see his MP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Why does he not go and see his MP?
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    Exactly the same is happening to me. I've to train my replacement and I leave on Friday. All of my stuff is held in an Access database I threw together and it produces everyhing that I was/have been required to do over the past 18 months with this company. My Indian based replacement has no Excel or Access experience and I don't know what he is supposed to do when the VBA that this lot runs on hits an error. But by then it won't be my problem.

    Pretty much al of the contractors in our building have been given their marching orders and are leaving this Friday. The building looks like Bangalore
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    So the "restricting non-EU foreign workers immigration policy" is really working well then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyEnglish View Post
    Pretty much al of the contractors in our building have been given their marching orders and are leaving this Friday. The building looks like Bangalore
    "The same" lol. Only for me its next Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyEnglish View Post
    Pretty much al of the contractors in our building have been given their marching orders and are leaving this Friday. The building looks like Bangalore
    Same here, few weeks left, i can see a pattern emerging. If i didnt know any better i'd say our government isn't looking after us, but surely not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durbs View Post
    Same here, few weeks left, i can see a pattern emerging. If i didnt know any better i'd say our government isn't looking after us, but surely not?
    So there aren't enough gigs to go around. Then we import cheap labour. so there's even less gigs to go around.




    Plenty of work to go around to mop up all the mess afterwards, but can we wait that long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyEnglish View Post
    Exactly the same is happening to me. I've to train my replacement and I leave on Friday. All of my stuff is held in an Access database I threw together and it produces everyhing that I was/have been required to do over the past 18 months with this company. My Indian based replacement has no Excel or Access experience and I don't know what he is supposed to do when the VBA that this lot runs on hits an error. But by then it won't be my problem.
    I never understand this, isn't the whole point that Indian cheapness allows you to get people with decent skills for a cheaper price? Or at least, experience in the relevant areas if not actual 'skill'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyEnglish View Post
    Exactly the same is happening to me. I've to train my replacement and I leave on Friday. All of my stuff is held in an Access database I threw together and it produces everyhing that I was/have been required to do over the past 18 months with this company. My Indian based replacement has no Excel or Access experience and I don't know what he is supposed to do when the VBA that this lot runs on hits an error. But by then it won't be my problem.

    Pretty much al of the contractors in our building have been given their marching orders and are leaving this Friday. The building looks like Bangalore
    I feel for you, and all the other that are experiencing this.

    My experience of working with 4 major Indian systems integrators is that while they are cheaper, and whilst they are technically very good and polite - they simply have no capacity for management, or the owning and resolving of their own problems, or the constitution to really step up to the plate and deliver when the sh*t really hits the fan. Which it does - often - especially if ***** are involved.

    I once had an Indian working for me in a SAP functional support role who sat on a key technical issue for two days before escalating it because he "didn't want to disturb me". I only became aware of it when the programme at large started quoting SLAs to me when there was no response from aforementioned Indian when the issue was raised.

    I have many other stories of corners that I have seen cut by the Indian IT workforce, the implications of which would make the professional SAP community shudder.

    But worse of all - their food always seems to stink out the entire floor when they use the microwave.
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