Speaking of India, I got another kook phone call today, straight from the dregs of India.
The connection was horrible — static on the line and a buzz. The voice was barely intelligible.
All I heard the guy say was “hello we are calling about your new medical insurance…”
I said “excuse me?” He repeated what he said. And asked for my name.
I asked him for his. He would not give it. He repeated the same statement twice more — after the second time I said “Where are you calling from, pal?”
He replied “Atlanta.”
I asked him who he was looking for. He said “W” followed by my last name — I knew then and there that this was somebody who got ahold of my name from some junk mail list. Ha.
I hung up on the guy. I am hoping this isn’t some sort of a scam and I am hoping nobody else these creeps call falls for it, if it is a scam.
A volunteer group I belong to met a few weeks ago. There were 2 tables of us in a restaurant. At the second table was a discussion about India and outsourcing; from what I could pick up from the conversation at the other table, one of our group lost her job recently to an Indian outsourcing.
More discussion of “oh this is wrong” “this is disgusting…” “We can’t let this happen….”
Preaching to the choir on this one. Wrong and disgusting and it has been happening for decades. It’s not just the Indians — it’s the Filipinos that they brought over here to take our nursing jobs, our allied health jobs and the rest of our better paying health care jobs. We get the dreg jobs of CNA — pays NOTHING and it’s nothing but menial work.
I first heard of outsourcing over 20 years ago, after our company shut down and I was looking for work. An insurance company that I read about wound up outsourcing their back office work to Ireland. When I read the article, I didn’t think much about what that company did, and what they did with the back office jobs.