The piece highlights two Bangalore-based customer service agents for Dallas-based carrier VarTec Telecom Inc. who, thanks to outsourcing, earn a nice wage (about US$210 a month) compared to many of their country mates. But the duo doesn't live without concerns, the article states. Real-estate is expensive, the hours are tough, and, well, the jobs just aren't that secure.
States the article: "K.K. Sunil, 32… fears that his own job may someday be outsourced, moving on to another country such as China, where wages are even lower."
Ah, yes. In the world of outsourcing, even the ousourcers can be outsourced. No one's job is safe.
Here's what else is going on in the world of telecom hirings and firings:
Tekelec had big plans for Vogt. In April, the company made him president of global marketing and sales operations for North America and the CALA (Central America, Latin America) region.
Vogt, according to sources, was itching to be the boss and will likely be running another company in the coming months.
Interestingly, the head of Santera, David Heard, also didn't stick around that long after Tekelec swallowed the switch maker. Heard is now chief executive at Somera Communications (Nasdaq: SMRA).
Kirchdorfer and Havlock now plan to launch a security firm called Kirchdorfer Havlock Associates. (Just kidding -- we just thought that sounded cool.)
A Movaz spokesman says Preston only had a three-month contract, so there's no mystery as to why he left. Sources at the company say Preston's role, as announced to Movaz employees, included recruiting, orientation, training, employee relations, compensation, payroll, benefits, facilities management, company security, desktop telephony, and computer support -- a description that implied a much longer tenure.
Now that it's headless in HR, Movaz is also seeking to fill about 12 engineering positions that the company has advertised internally. In fact, Movaz has told its workers that it will pay a $1,000 bonus to any Movaz employee who provides a reference or resumé that results in a successful hire.
No word yet on whether Kleinfeld and Heinrich von Pierer will join Kirchdorfer and Havlock to form Kleinfeld, Kirchdorfer, Havlock and von Pierer LP
And, now, a few more appointments and disappointments from the past few days:
- KeyEye Adds Sales Exec
- Cisco Exec Joins Phyworks Board
- Ipsum Hires Sales VP
- Ofcom Sets Out B'band Plan
- T-Systems Names ICSS Chief
- Cogent Names New President, COO
- Sarvega Hires New VP
- Nortel Wants Its Bonuses Back
- MetroPhotonics CEO Quits
- Infineon Names New Wireline Chief
— Phil Harvey, News Editor, Light Reading