What’s Up With Work?

I’ve read a number of blog posts and longer articles about the state of IT jobs in the US recently. Between the tech bubble bursting, general recession, off-shoring, and rapid technological change, it’s impossible to figure out what’s going on. Alas, with two small children I _want_ to be able to plan more than a year in advance…

Anyway, my thoughts on the subject haven’t really gelled yet, but I wanted to link to the articles:

* “Halley’s Comment: What’s Up With Work?”:http://halleyscomment.blogspot.com/archives/2003_09_14_halleyscomment_archive.html#106366311798894147
* “What Labour Shortage?”:http://rss.com.com/2030-1069_3-5075799.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=news
* “Getting By In A Wal-Mart World”:http://www.plastic.com/article.html;sid=03/09/13/21380807 (discusses productivity and the jobless recovery)
* “Protesters Mourn Tech-Job Drain”:http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,60471,00.html claims that offshoring will make more money for US organisations. But will that money go to R&D staff, or to CEOs and their shareholder buddies?
* “Bidding Your Job Bon Voyage”:http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,60495,00.html

There are others (particularly a long one on off-shoring); I’ll go hunt them down and add them to the list…

posted at 12:09 am on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 in Random Thoughts | Comments (1)

1 Comment

  1. jok says:

    Actually, pretty much no one “gets it”, from what I could see in the discussions attached to your links.

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