I’ve been using the term “onshore insourcing” for years to describe my company … American company, founded by Indians & based in Atlanta.
Person: I lost my job to an Indian. I hate outsourcing.
Me: I got my job from an Indian. Onshore insourcing … I guess that’s trade balance.
We keep offices around the world to stay close to our customers, but the work gets done where we have resources able to do the job.
Apparently the humorous description of my employment situation is now the focus of a Fortune story at cnnmoney.com: “Indian call center lands in Ohio“. Of course I get no credit for using this term, so there goes any chance of cashing in on this “new” trend …
… well, except for the paycheck. I like the paycheck.