I decided to reflect on my decision to left HP before it eventually became DXC. I joined Hewlett Packard in 2007 and it was matter of real pride for me. During on-boarding session all newcomers were told to put HP customers always at #1 spot. I truly loved this attitude and kept it in my mind during all next 8 years with the company. When global financial crisis hit IT industry hard, I was really happy to be with the large enterprise as it gave me the feel of job security. As years were passing HP started to lose its dominant market position and major restructuring kicked off. I still remember "first" rounds of WFR and saying good bye to many NA based colleagues from the account I worked for. As time was passing HP spirit fade away slowly. When my team was replaced by off-shore team, I "lost" the account I devoted so much. I felt betrayed and I could not understand, why hard working and dedication was simply not enough. I was assigned to new account. It was like a flashback 7 years back. Account running very old technology and support wise hardly to justify 0.1 FTE. Still my management expected me to report 100% efficiency in CATW. I decided to leave. Two years after my departure I know many ex-colleagues pursing the same venture. All of them voluntarily.
My hard work paid off to the last cent. I was hired by the company, which used to be my original HP account. Now I can see ITO world from the opposite side. Without sharing any company secret I must admit almost 95% of our vendor based resources come from off-shore low labour locations. With my retirement still 25+ years ahead, I wonder what skill set is needed to keep well paid IT job on a long run.