by Virtual Assistant
(June 19, 2012)
Over the past two days, I and Francis had a detailed discussion about the morality of outsourcing.
Is it ethically fair to outsource your work to other countries?
How would you justify it morally?
The discussion went to an intense mode where we both asked each other totally personal questions (although there was nothing personal and the discussion was meant only for the sake of discussion).
We also discussed the basic realities and personal experiences of our working and living conditions, how much money a freelancer wants to earn as a virtual assistant, what or how much he can buy with this money, or if there’s any risk in hiring someone from a foreign country.
We also discussed about the payment process in detail and talked about the legality of this process, how freelancing companies like Odesk make sure that they transfer funds in a legal way and how they ensure that these processes are following the international money laundering laws?
As a virtual assistant (Provider), honestly speaking I have no regrets working as a freelancer.
In fact, to some extent I am helping the economy of my country. But when I think as an Employer, there are several things that have to be discussed before you outsource your work.
Although I tried to convey my point of view in the best possible way, quoted a lot of personal and general examples and think that I have succeeded in many arguments, still there is always some confusion left in our mind regarding the morality of the outsourcing.
So I think it would be best to have a general discussion regarding this subject and people from all over the world can contribute their point of view and let us know:
How do you think about this sensitive topic?
So, please jump into the discussion and leave a comment.