Outsourcing is not fun, though DIlbert is making it seem so.
Jokes apart, the ongoing backlash in the US against job losses to Indian techies has found a place even in the famous cartoon strip Dilbert . In a new series starting September 15, cartoonist Scott Adams’ cult strip goes on to take a dig at IIT grads from India. In the first episode, Asok, the brilliant but naive Indian trainee, the cynical Wally and the ever-sceptical Alice are sitting in the boardroom with the pointy-haired Boss. Asok says that though he was the project manager, nobody replied to his e-mail.
Meanwhile the cartoon backlash continues in UK as well! Daily Telegraph has this crazy new strip as well.
The September 11 Alex strip finds Rupert and a colleague discussing various ways of sacking their overpaid head of research, Chris Sullivan. Rupert says : “In the post Enron regulatory climate, high earning super analysts are out of fashion, which is why we outsource a lot of work to India”.