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corarose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:30 AM
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Can you name one foreign country that outsources its jobs to the USA?
I called my cable company and I wanted to set up service and when I gave them my address the lady on the other end asked me what State Chicago was located in.
She sounded like an American so I thought that the CSR dept might have been located in a prison and the inmate really didn't know where Chicago was at but then I remembered hearing that our jobs were being outsourced to other countries.

I latter found out that the cable companies phones are being answered by another country.
I pay for my cable in the USA and I want the damn phones to be answered here and the money should go to our people that are out of work.

I am curious now and I can't seem to remember what companies outsource their jobs to us.

Can someone please tell me what type of jobs they are and what countries are we doing jobs for?
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Sick of Bullshit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:37 AM
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1. Um, Japan?
There are lots of Japanese automobile and consumer electronics plants in the US.
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:58 AM
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2. Canada, too.
Several Canadian companies in the past have moved operations to the Midwest because we work harder and cheaper than they do. Sorry, I don't have the deatails offhand.

(Are we Mexico to them?)

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corarose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:04 AM
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3. Canada doesn't count! I am speaking about foreign countries.
Canada is in our back yard.
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Sick of Bullshit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:25 AM
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4. Well, since Canada has its own government, its own money,
a border with the US that is overseen by customs agents, its own seat at the United Nations, etc., it qualifies as a foreign nation, at least from an American perspective. Of course, Canadians may have a different opinion of their country.
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:41 AM
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5. Then...
just how far away does a country have to be to qualify?

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Francis Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:30 AM
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6. UK
Seem to remember reading a few years ago that the US kept records (taxation etc..) on behalf of the british agencies because of the technology involved
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