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    a condition of getting the work

    The following expression in bold is confusing.

    A large British supplier of outsourced IT services has grown by taking on basic billing services for customers and running them more efficiently. A condition of getting the work is often that the outsource company offers jobs to the in-house people who used to do the work for the client. These people are transferred over to become employees of the outsource company, but carry on working on their existing site.

    Is the above saying "the outsource company got the work on the condition that it offers jobs to the in-house people who used to do the work for the client"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: a condition of getting the work

    You've got the right idea about the meaning. BUT it does not make a lot of sense. If you still use all the same people how is that "more efficient?"


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    Re: a condition of getting the work

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    The following expression in bold is confusing.

    A large British supplier of outsourced IT services has grown by taking on basic billing services for customers and running them more efficiently. A condition of getting the work is often that the outsource company offers jobs to the in-house people who used to do the work for the client. These people are transferred over to become employees of the outsource company, but carry on working on their existing site.

    Is the above saying "the outsource company got the work on the condition that it offers jobs to the in-house people who used to do the work for the client"?

    Thank you.
    Yes - it means the staff still have a job. It the outsource company moved the work elsewhere, the existing staff would become redundant. Also, the outsource company does not have to pay for equipment and buildings.

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    Re: a condition of getting the work

    All right. That settles it.

    Thank you all for the help.

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