'You're Not The Kind Of Indian We Want': American-Indian Software Engineer Reacts To Losing Job To Outsourcing

An Indian-origin software engineer based in the US says he lost his job to outsourcing in India. The engineer shared his experience through a video in X formerly known as Twitter, which has since gone viral, sparking a conversation about outsourcing and its impact on the technology industry.

What Happened: The software engineer, who recently lost his job in the US, disclosed in a video that his role was being filled by professionals in India. The video, which has amassed over 30 lakh views, shows the engineer expressing his surprise during his exit interview when he discovered that his entire team was being replaced by workers in India.

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In the video, the engineer, of Indian descent, humorously pointed out that he too is Indian, arguing that he should have been retained. He was, however, informed that the company was moving the job to India, where it could be done at a cheaper cost.

Why It Matters: The video has ignited a discussion on social media about outsourcing and its impact on workers in the technology industry. Numerous users commented on the economic realities that compel companies to outsource jobs to countries like India and China, where labour costs are significantly lower.

This incident shows the growing trend of outsourcing in the tech industry, which has been a contentious issue for several years. While companies benefit from reduced labour costs, the impact on local employment and the quality of work is a matter of ongoing debate.

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