If the job requires actual physical contact with customers or other people, or if you have to physically touch products non-offshorable apparatus, you're safe.
Originally posted by Richard Scothern:
Build & Integration Engineer.
Someone has to put all that stuff produced in offshore locations together. right?
Rather like what I just read about Microsoft no longer being interested in CSS compliance now that they have no effective competition in the browser market - even though they'd originally helpd pioneer CSS.
Originally posted by HS Thomas:
Thinking about it jobs for porters are under threat.
Munich Airport has a new system where baggage is individually marked and railed in individual carts in an *underground* system of track between points and off-loaded to the plane if departing or directly to the passenger on exit.
I've seen a similar system on a smaller scale at airports in America ; I think it was a rushed implementation after the 9/11 attack.
So doormen might be safe but not porters. Major hotels would most probably be implementing such systems. Talking about Wal Mart freighting in containers of groceries, you could find hotel meals being ordered the same way. So you may as well consider the hotel chef off-shored.
Originally posted by Fred Grott: