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Hi,
somebody mailed me this...
how true it is??


[ September 16, 2005: Message edited by: rathi ji ]
 
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Its true.But wrong in Indian shops who are doing the job?Companies anywhere will do the job whatever situation demands.If TCS gets work in design of RTOS,they will hire the people whereever they are in the world.
 
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This reminds me of a an article "Silicon Valley or Coolie Valley" written by CEO of one Bangalore based firm

Its not > only TCS, the same applies to each and every IT company in India)



I think this guy is describing the situation as what I say is projection, "If I am bad then whole world is bad" this is not the case with every IT company in India, making assumption on whole IT Industry of India on the basis of experience of a single individual dosent seems to be convincing.
 
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It depends on the context of the person. A restless engineer wanting to move up the ladder will think like the person writing the letter. But, very few suggest an alternative solution. How does India provide employment to the scores of her educated populace? Turn back the tape to pre-liberalization era. It was such a frustrating era. Only the brightest and luckiest engineers got decent jobs at whatever private/public sector companies that existed. And if one had a BSc/BA/BComm degree, one was staring at a bleak future. Whatever one says, the current situation has given employment opportunities, financial power and confidence to a generation. How the IT companies move from here is a moot point.
 
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Good point Anand
 
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The article is worth it's weight in gold. I hardly have a year of experience, and I am starting to sneer at my job. Some times even a teaching job looks more interesting. But in a poor country, I should not complain for not getting an Innovative job. Even people from our so called 'elite' universities often do the above mentioned donkey work.
 
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Many Indian companies do good work but you may not get coffee vending machines every 100 metres and may not get Thai/Chinese food in cafeteria.Do you want to work in such nondescript company?
 
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Situation is like glass halfway filled whether you see it as "Half-filled(optimism)" or you see it as "Half-Empty(pessimism)"
 
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The guy who wrote this has "Straight Shooter to Upper Management" written all over him (c) Office Space. It's very interesting reading. I am not from India. These things are happening everywhere. I am almost afraid of word "outsourcing".
 
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Not sure, why people talk about TCS in negative way
BUt, what I see and what I hear from TCS friends

1) TCS is the one, who started Onsite-offshore model, which is being is followed by everybody..
2) 50% of their employees are at onsite.. and almost all the poeple get a chnace to travel.. And its not just for 6 months or 1 year.. many people stay -for example in US -for more than 6 years continuiusly.. One of my friends- he was in UK 2 years, Swiss for 1 yr,then US for 3 yrs, and now he is Australia for the last 1 year. Overall, he worked only 9 months in Offshore.. And all these years- he had 1month vacation every year, everythng by TCS. who will get it ?
3) TCS takes anyone into their organization, whether he is from CIVIL Engg or Coupters .. With basic common sense, anyone can work in JAVA etc.. we are not writing the code for NASA or hi-fi Google search alogirthms..
4) And nothing wrong working in Support projects.. Aprt from the work, you get a chance to improve communication skills as you interact with end users as well as tech leads, architects, while working on a problems.. Its defintely good learning experience. Its not just stop and start the server.. And with support projects, there is a guarantee money for organizations.. As long as comapny exists, the supoprt team is required.. no matter how stable appclitons are.. And I think, TCS is really good at this.. It involes a lot of things- support infrastructure, good resources, onsite-offshore resource management,
 
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2) 50% of their(TCS) employees are at onsite..

Please check up your facts..

One of my friends- he was in UK 2 years, Swiss for 1 yr,then US for 3 yrs, and now he is Australia for the last 1 year. Overall, he worked only 9 months in Offshore.. And all these years- he had 1month vacation every year, everythng by TCS. who will get it ?

the situation today is changed ..you are talking about ppl who joined beefore 2001 and stuff and in any case its an exception


4) And nothing wrong working in Support projects.. Aprt from the work, you get a chance to improve communication skills as you interact with end users as well as tech leads, architects, while working on a problems.. Its defintely good learning experience. Its not just stop and start the server.. And with support projects, there is a guarantee money for organizations.. As long as comapny exists, the supoprt team is required.. no matter how stable appclitons are.. And I think, TCS is really good at this.. It involes a lot of things- support infrastructure, good resources, onsite-offshore resource management,

Nothing wrong..but you dont move up the value chain with support projects...ya company profitablity increase..employee satisafaction decrease..attrition increase..
 
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"Siddhartha",
Please see the warning regarding your display name here.

Please note that we require a first name and last name and fictitious names are not allowed. Also, accounts with invalid display names get deleted.

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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
"Siddhartha",
Please see the warning regarding your display name here.

Please note that we require a first name and last name and fictitious names are not allowed. Also, accounts with invalid display names get deleted.

thanks,
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Don't have a Second name or a last name ..not even in my Official docs..I have only one name and that is my first name "Siddhartha"
 
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Quoted from the Naming Rules (link)

I understand that in some cultures there is no such thing as "first name and last name" - there is just one name. If you are one of these people, I would like to humbly ask you to sacrifice a piece of your culture to help me build this culture. In the past, permitting single names has inspired less wholesome "creative" aliases. The job of keeping names professional grew exponentially. The result is that exceptions to the naming rule are no longer permitted.



We do still require you to comply with the display name rule. Please consider alternatives that will be acceptable, otherwise your account will still be closed. I'll bring this up with the other moderators, but we have encountered this situation before and unfortunately we believe in enforcing the name rule strictly.

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Originally posted by Siddhartha:
[QB]2) 50% of their(TCS) employees are at onsite..

Please check up your facts..
OK. It may not be 50%. my friend forwarded these numbers..
TCS - India--> 18015
TCS - America--> 8354
TCS - United Kingdom--> 1884
TCS - Europe--> 923
TCS - Asia Pacific--> 706
TCS - IberoAmerica--> 261
TCS - South Africa--> 83
TCS - Middle East--> 82


Gross Total--> 30308

So , around 40% are at onsite.. I think, its still a big number..

the situation today is changed ..you are talking about ppl who joined beefore 2001 and stuff and in any case its an exception

May be, its because of Visa problems, especeially USA.. Why , are you not getting any?

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