I’ve decided to try and support the UK companies that annouce they will not offshore services. This is tricky as no doubt some companies will lie in their advertising or at least withhold the whole truth. Statements like “We will not offshore our call centre staff” probably means they will offshore everything else.
My first attempt at supporting this philosophy failed when NatWest refused to let me open a bank account. Because my existing account is with an Internet bank, I couldn’t provide them with statements on official paper. Without this I couldn’t have an account. Despite this I plan to continue my crusade as offshoring is evil. It puts people in this country out of work and gives their jobs to underpaid workers in other countries where health, safety, pensions, working hours directives and minimum wages can be swept under the corporate carpet.
I’d be interested to hear from anyone who thinks this is a good/bad philosophy.