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Offshoring is a practice where companies pay foreign workers 1/3 the pay for work (such as software development). What compaines fail to understand is that it takes the offshore workers 4 times as long to perform their work, and the resulting product is sub-par at best.
Local programmer makes $60.00 / hour.

The company decides to use offshoring to send the work to India for $20.00 / hour.

Instead of taking 8 hours to write a program locally (for a total of $480.00) they offshore the work and it takes 32 hours (for a total of $640.00) and the resulting program has text like:
"For more instruction be to clicking the yes button."

Pay more, get worse products, and take longer to get it done.
by Joe Blow Programmer April 03, 2007
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When incompetent overpaid fuckbitches like Kyle here fail to make enough money for their employers to make it worthwhile for said employers to pay for their websurfing and porn searching, and are then bangalored in favor of even more incompetent but underpaid fuckbitches being paid an eighth as much, the event is called offshoring.
A: I hear IBM is offshoring 11,000 jobs to that shithole India.
B: Afraid some Indian's going to do your job as well as you at an eighth of your salary?
A: U-S-A! U-S-A! DOWN WITH GLOBALIZATION!

by Job Thief May 10, 2006
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When Asia, India, Pakistan, and all those gay third-world countries steal jobs from America. They are not as skilled as the Americans they stole the job from, and are too stupid to realize they are getting paid very little compared to Americans.
by Kyle May 17, 2004
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Offshoring (the responsibility) - finding someone to blame for not doing your work well. Often done by incompetent lowlifes in workplaces that depend on team accountability, like government positions. Could cause someone to fail upward in life, if their boss values a good lack of integrity and morals. Also, a neat exit hatch for a politician when under pressure of journalists.
Boss: Did you ship that urgent and crucial order last month?
Employee: Nah, I couldn't read the handwriting of Janet from sales.
Boss: Nice offshoring there, employee! We're going out of business now, but I will make sure to write a stellar recommendation letter for you.
by Atlanntas January 08, 2018
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