Thursday, December 13, 2007

Endonesya

endonesya

Curious to know how our beloved country is named in different languagues ?

Indoneesia (Estonian), Indoneesiä (Võro), Indoneshia - インドネシア (Japanese), Indónesía (Icelandic), Indonesia (Finnish, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Romansh, Spanish), Indonésia (Portuguese), Indonésie (Czech, French), Indonesië (Afrikaans, Dutch), Indonesien (German, Swedish), Indonezia (Romanian), Indonézia (Hungarian), Indonezija (Croatian, Lithuanian, Slovene), Indonēzija (Latvian), Indonezio(Esperanto), Indoneziya - Индонезия (Bulgarian, Russian), Indonisía - Ινδονησία (Greek), Yìndùnìxīyà - 印度尼西亞 / 印尼 (Chinese), Indonesja (Maltese), Indonezja (Polish), Endonezya (Turkish), انڈونیشیا - Indonashia (Urdu).

The picture is actually taken from my new rollneck lightweight sweater's label (yes, I've travelled so far to buy indonesian products ;-) ). It's a fruit of globalisation, outsourcing, delocalisation... call it whatever you want. It's simply a fundemental rule of a global company: get the highest profit margin by paying the lowest wages as it can.

Blue-collar workers were always thought to be disposable, but now they started looking at white-collar workers as just expenses to eliminate. I can tell you that because some of the jobs in my engingeering dept. are delocaliZed to Mexico and Turkey, after R&D to China and India. Being an engineer doesn't rhyme with a job security anymore, you can be fired just like the factory workers who made my sweater!

3 comments:

Selba said...

Isn't it amazing that Indonesia got many names in different languages although it sounds almost the same, hehehe...

lisa said...

betul banget tu Lis, di sini juga banyak yang outsourcing, untuk cut expenses. Apalagi IT. weleh2... gak jaminan emang white collar di sini bisa safe...

Coni said...

outsourcing, dan FTA, ngefek yah. eniwei, rejeki mah udah diatur sama yg di atas ya say.... btw, jauh jauh di Paris, dpt made in Indonesia, dgn harga yg berkali kali lipat, nyesek ke dada nggak :P, oot nih, gue nggak ti nggal di Paddington, tp di Slough, 10 minutes driving dari Heathrow Airport. si kangmas kerja dkt heatrow, eniwei, ntar kalo ke LONDON, email aja ya say, sapa tau kita bisa ktemu :)