The people we have lost to India and Costa Rica were hard working tax paying employees. So sad to watch co-workers lose their lives to offshoring.
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@2ptl: Management will still spin it as "doing more work in fewer places." I'm sure that's part of it, but (IMHO) the biggest part is the bottom line. Making billions isn't enough, apparently. The ironic thing is our group HAD a shared service function... it was in Fargo. If it were truly about doing more work in fewer places, management could have made changes in Fargo and did the work there to support North America.
I am admittedly bitter about this whole situation, even after being separated from Cargill for several months. My career had been mapped out and my manager was preparing me to take her place when she retired in a few years. I loved my job and the people I worked with; as far as I'm concerned, corporate greed took that all away. The "bottom line" is ALL management cares about (certainly not the lauded "Guiding Principles" that they like to hold up as an example of how great the company is).
Sure would be interesting to see Cargill's reply, Yes, hundreds, and the US employees are training in their Costa Rica and India replacements. I believe that 60 min on Sunday will have a story on this..
Many job losses never make the news. That is exactly why this site exists. So we can find out what's really going on, as opposed to the lies they tell us in the news.
Hundreds you say?
There were hundreds of thousands of layoffs in 2016 that didn't make the news.