Thread regarding Abbott Laboratories layoffs

Massive Outsourcing Move

Now, we have 180 folks gone, and Wipro will be taking over, they will for sure load the staff with super cheap #H1B visa holder, indentured servants who just work and ask no questions. Perforect. We were told about the cuts on Feb. 22 the last day on payroll will be April 22 2016. Way to go!

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One more contractor let go in an office I worked in - seems a nice way to reduce staff with contractors, don't fire them ---- just let contracts, oh, lapse. See, easy.

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Post ID: @8ruvm+Gc9HsjF

Wipro is a disaster - about half of one side of the network down or slow for 3 days, great way to increase revenue????? BTW - the network = global network.

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Post ID: @7Hiyu+Gc9HsjF

Wipro seems to be doubling down on controls - inventory in particular - as if that will fix the GSD service desk issues. (Closing tickets are 3 non-response attempts) and routing tickets forever through groups. Rather than do the job RIGHT they just tightening screws on everybody. It has taken days for a ticket to be routed to the correct source - and this is just IT. Accounting and HR are a disaster too.

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Post ID: @7kejf+Gc9HsjF

I have come on board as a contractor for a small site and Abbott has paid a hefty price for this move, for not only IT was outsourced but also finance and if you want to lose customers .... well, they are. Creditors cannot understand the language spoken in Bangalore. As for IT, if you want a career, stay away. If you need a paycheck just to stay alive, then this will do for the short term but be prepared to encounter daily frustration. Unable to complete a simple task because it is being managed by 1 of maybe 200 operating groups and teams. An impossible situation

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Post ID: @5jhcm+Gc9HsjF

Glad to see someone didn't take the gag order "package" and spoke out against the stupidity and greed of senior management. They are bringing in the H1B card holders and displacing some very good folks with families. If this doesn't stop the US will lose all its competitive advantages in the technology realm. It is significantly more than 180 workers that are getting laid off.

https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/04/meet-abbott-labs-whistleblower-on-h1b

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Post ID: @Uidm+Gc9HsjF

More layoffs and you are right, much more than just Lake County. When will Miles wake up? There is a funny picture and thread on a site like cp for the medical device industry. I think it's how we're all feeling right about now. I don't want to leave Chicago but any tax breaks Miles and his boys are getting may be taken away if these layoffs continue.

The device board is medtechy

https://www.medtechy.com/boards/companies/abbott

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Post ID: @Nlpu+Gc9HsjF

All Across ASIA PACIFIC, EMAE, AFRICA, JAPAN

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Post ID: @Nnyf+Gc9HsjF

it is not in US only it is all across all the countries in the World, where this BULShit Compnay had sucked IT PROFESSIONALS.

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Post ID: @Nica+Gc9HsjF

Unfortunately, boycotting these companies won't do it, and especially for medical devices where there may be no better alternative. No, the U.S. laws and corporate taxes, themselves, must be changed. In Ireland the taxes on companies like Abbott are about a 1/3rd of U.S. corporate taxes (and in some cases can even be 1/6th). An auto assembler in Mexico, for example, makes a fifth of what one in Detroit earns - and that includes benefits. On top of that are the tax advantages. The claim that U.S. workers will do only the "high-skilled" work, while off-loading the low-skilled work to other countries is a ruse. Other countries now have their own silicon valleys and lots of PhDs - in addition to a strong manufacturing base.

An American company that might want to "do the right thing" for its workers, and the USA, must then compete with all the other American companies that have no compunction whatsoever about using their employees like dishrags, discarding them to offshore or otherwise using, or replacing them with, "indentured" H1-Bs. That financial pressure makes it nigh impossible to compete. And we see the proof continually.

A key strength of the U.S. has long been manufacturing, which also stimulates R&D, as well as the broader economy. But per capita manufacturing is down big time and there have been some 40 years of uninterrupted massive trade deficits. Do we want an American nation of hamburger-slingers and retail clerks who nevertheless can afford to buy cheap products manufactured by skilled labor in China, autos from Mexico, software from India and Russia, and medical devices from Ireland? Keep in mind that once these countries have monopolies in these fields, they will inevitably raise the prices on their exports as they too will want better standards of living. Then what for the USA?

The U.S. better smarten up - and fast!

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Post ID: @Hjoa+Gc9HsjF

These companies need to be boycotted. When will people take a stand at these corporations outsourcing our jobs to countries everyone knows hates us?

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Post ID: @Bzwh+Gc9HsjF

180 is a gross understatement. many more contractors are losing their jobs as well as those employees and they do not get anything but a handshake and a smile. And those numbers are just lake county Illinois. This is far bigger than that.

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