Cruel

I am all for offshoring of jobs but this is just cruel :

Bank of America has been steadily moving thousands of tech jobs to India. The latest to go are about 100 positions that handle BofA’s internal tech support.

While many of the bank’s Bay Area techies accept the inevitability of their jobs heading abroad, what rankles them is the fact that, in many cases, they’re being told they have to first train the Indians who are getting their gigs.

“If people want their severance packages, they have to train their replacements,” a senior engineer at one of BofA’s Bay Area facilities told me. “There’s nothing in writing that says this — the bank’s been careful about that. But it’s made clear at meetings what we’re supposed to do.”

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