Outsourcing Vs Family Life Analysis

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Outsourcing vs. Family Life The United States has evolved into a nation of power and wealth. Companies like Walmart, Ford and even smaller industrial companies like Honeywell, have changed from factories with tons of workers, to sending jobs overseas to save money. Companies found that sending the labor overseas and making jobs for other countries, saves time and a lot of money for the companies. People in other countries will do the work for less and don’t mind working long hours because they need the money. Redirecting the jobs overseas causes layoffs in the United States and we find jobs being outsourced. The layoffs hurt the economy because Americans do not have the jobs to finance their families and often feel like they will not find …show more content…
In Karen Olssen’s “Up against Walmart” she focuses on the brutal work and horrible pay that some Americans are suffering through. She gives examples of different lifestyles in America and shows the stress that comes with these jobs. She uses Judy Danneman, a widow raising three children as an example. Judy went to work as an hourly department manager, in West Palm Beach, Florida.. Danneman does not even have enough money to support her children, or even to get them food. Osslen realized Judy Danneman’s statement to be vital to her claim, “The only way to do that, she says, was to work off the clock: ‘Working unpaid overtime equaled saving your job’” (613). Olssen later explains that when Danneman became assistant manager, she knew her employees would only get the work done if they worked over time. This speculates that even if someone has a job, they may not feel like they will always have the job security they hope for. Keeping a job because of overtime, created a lot a stress. Under this stress, people will not feel financially stable. This means, people will not spend money on goods because they do not feel like they have the money to spend. This leads back to the economy not thriving because a lack of customers buying …show more content…
They also find that the layoffs are not worth the struggle. Caroline Matthews writes about the layoffs in a direct outlook on how it effects the companies in the long run. In her article “The Real Cost of Layoffs”, she points out that Bill Blizz, founder of Blizz Associates, found that layoffs in the end, wind up costing the company more in the long run. The company has to pay unemployment and it is just money being misused. They could use the money to get the company out of the jam they were in that they had to have layoffs. The company also wastes time on paper work to fire employees Matthews states in her article. In the end, we just find layoffs are negative in many more aspects, not just for the person being let go. Layoffs do not spare the company time and money that they

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