I came into a realization of just how much outsourcing can affect a country.
A few weeks ago, I was working on a manual that my employer plans to distribute to his members. After toiling on it for days, I submitted it and my employer worked on editing it. To make the long story short, he was so impressed about my work that he advertised how Filipinos are great workers. He proceeded to promote outsourcing and adding to that how Filipinos are a great choice for Virtual Assistants or Writer.
I was amazed because this piece of information will be shared to his members. My employer is an Internet guru who people go to for advice. If they hear him endorsing Filipinos as a source of great outsourced talent, they will most likely follow his advice.
Talk about promoting the whole Filipino work force! And I did that by merely doing my best at the task given to me. And the best part was, I made this contribution in the comforts of my own home!
That is one thing that I admire the most about outsourcing. Whether you are from the Philippines, India, China, Russia, Kenya or Mexico, as soon as you get in touch with a foreign employer, you are already acting in behalf of your country.
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In the beginning, India was in the forefront of anything about outsourcing. They were the major source of call center talents. But with the Philippines emerging in the BPO industry, the world is made aware of a new pool of talents that are not only great English speakers, but are also hard working and very efficient at their job. Now, the country is the number one source for call center talents. That means more jobs and a better chance at keeping the country’s economy stable.
The bottom line of this article is to encourage my fellow Filipinos (and even other nationalities) to the importance of outsourcing. You may think you are not doing much contribution because you are confined in your home. On the contrary, you may be more exposed because you are dealing with people from across the oceans. Whatever they experience from your work ethics will be reflected on the Filipino workforce as a whole.
When the time comes that they need another project done, they will naturally search for Filipinos. And that is because you decided to do a good job. Somewhere in the near future, another fellow countryman will benefit from your hard work by getting the chance to earn a living.
It is a spiral of good things that resulted from a simple effort from you. Think about it. Keeping in mind the bigger picture makes every task worth doing.