Semi-retired techie speaks out

Overall trends for the Greatest Country the World has ever known are not overly bright right now. Yes, just this morning, news that the economy grew last quarter at 2.5% is good.

But, on the other side of the coin, skilled jobs, and techie jobs in particular, are shrinking in large numbers. Why? well, here is a report from eWeek, a weekly print with daily electronic updates focused on the computer industry. Today’s headline:

Offshoring Will Drain Another 450K Tech Jobs by 2014

Programmers, data center operators and application developers: Take heed. The facts are hard to ignore. When it comes to where business and job growth are happening in the world, it’s not in the United States, according to a report from the Hackett Group—a strategic advisory company that benchmarks global business trends and tracks the offshore job market.

The title of its November 15 report says it all: “Offshoring Driving a Jobless Recovery,” and the headline that reads across the opening page is like loud, clanking hammer on a signpost: “2.8 Million Business-Support Jobs Eliminated Since 2000; One Million More to Disappear by 2014.”

So, where to go now? On the upside, the companies exporting jobs overseas need people who have global awareness and understand the complexities in doing global business. This is a high-demand area. If you are a professional IT person, get your skills honed in these areas. On the other side of the coin, learining a new skill-set that is not being outsourced is nearly impossible, as it is just a matter of time until we all get to drive a pizza delivery vehicle or work as a Wal-Mart greeter.

Our current government, namely  POTUS Obama the Impotent Pantywaist Surrender Monkey* has been so busy careening around the world like a drunk duck, selling out our country and totally ignoring his obligations as President of the United States of America to encourage and promote the welfare of our country, it’s people and it’s businesses.

ca·reen (k-rn)

v. ca·reened, ca·reen·ing, ca·reens
1. To lurch or swerve while in motion.
2. To rush headlong or carelessly: “He careened through foreign territories on a desperate kind of blitz”.

We did Step One on Nov. 2, 2010. Now, let’s get busy preparing for the second BiAnnual Trash Removal Day Nov. 6. 2012.

*Honorary Titles for our POTUS, here are the original sources.

Obama the Impotent
President Pantywaist Surrender Monkey

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