Many people have herd the words "outsourcing" but not because they read it in the paper or saw it on television, but because that's what they were told was happening when they fell victim to the job loss. In recent years the business practice of outsourcing jobs has been considered both a blessing for American business and a concern for the American worker. Outsourcing for the business appeared to be the answer to globalization and the ability of American business to remain competitive in the marketplace. On the other side, American workers suddenly found themselves unemployed because of outsourcing, especially manufacturing. In a modern society in which globalization is reality of business, "outsourcing" will remain a factor that affects all American lives.
The jobless rate remains high still in our economy today and the U.S. needs to find new ways to rebuild its workforce. A reporter from CBS news, named Anthony Mason, wrote a report on The future of Jobs in America. He says that "One in six Americans, 17 percent, is underemployed. That's nearly 25 million people who are out of work, have given up looking or been forced to take a part time job."
People that have a job need to perform the best they can and not slack off or they could be "outsourced" by other people in foreign countries. Friedman explains to his daughters about the economy today and tells them, "Girls finish your homework people in China and India are starving for your jobs" (324). People all around the world are "starving" for jobs and will do anything for them. Although its sad to say, Friedman is right and everybody needs to realize that anything can happen to your job unless you can be an "Untouchable". A example of an "Untouchable" is a famous person like Brittney Spears. Brittney will always be an untouchable because she can never become outsourced. She can slack off and still be ok in today's world. But people that aren't that lucky to be rich and famous need to actually work hard...
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