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California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers 220

Posted by Soulskill
from the if-california-falls-into-the-ocean-would-that-count-as-offshoring dept.
dcblogs writes: "Southern California Edison is preparing to offshore IT jobs, the second major U.S. utility in the last year to do so. It will be cutting its staff, but it hasn't said by how much. The utility is using at least two offshore outsourcing firms, according to government records. SCE's management culture may be particularly primed for firing its IT workers. Following a workplace shooting in SCE's IT offices in 2011, the utility conducted an independent audit of its organizational and management culture. One observation in this report, which was completed a year later, was that 'employees perceive managers to be more concerned about how they 'look' from above, and less concerned about how they are viewed by their subordinates. This fosters an unhealthy culture and climate by sending a message to employees that it is more important to focus on how things look from the top than how they actually are down below.'"
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California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers

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  • Tata! (Score:5, Funny)

    by QilessQi (2044624) on Friday April 18, 2014 @05:26PM (#46791639)

    Northeast Utilities, last fall, announced it was outsourcing part of its IT operations to Infosys and another Indian-based IT services giant, Tata Consultancy Services.

    I'm sure they were the breast candidate for the task.

  • by Tablizer (95088) on Friday April 18, 2014 @06:28PM (#46792075) Journal

    SCE's management culture may be particularly primed for firing its IT workers...One observation in this report...was that 'employees perceive managers to be more concerned about how they 'look' from above, and less concerned about how they are viewed by their subordinates.

    PHB1: "This survey shows our employees think we in management are clueless superficial jerks. What do we do about it?"

    PHB2: "I got it! Fire them all and outsource their work to new people who don't yet know we are clueless superficial jerks."

    PHB1: "Brilliant! Let's vote ourselves a raise for this plan!"

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