The report quoted an unidentified Disney ABC IT employee speculating that the about turn came about following uproar over Disney firing several dozen IT workers at its theme parks, and humiliatingly forced to – at the cost of getting severance packages – train visa workers from India, who usurped their jobs, in April.
Some of the fired workers at the theme parks were veterans with Disney, and many workers complained, in reports published by Computerworld, and The New York Times, that the workers from India seemed like they were fresh out of college with limited skill sets, and not comfortable speaking English. The two stories generated condemnation from readers with more than 3,000 comments pouring in to blast Disney for its arbitrary action.
However, a Disney source said there was no connection between recent news stories and the company’s IT plans, reported Computerworld, on the goings on at Disney ABC.
It’s not only Disney who has indulged in the practice to get big IT services companies to handle their technical operations. In the recent past, Fossil and Southern California Edison have replaced their long-time workers with Indian workers, with similar ‘knowledge transfer sessions.’ Agitated workers at Southern California Edison have said they intend to file a lawsuit.