"India's call centers provide pop fodder; Films, television draw on industry" by Rama Lakshmi, Washington Post | October 30, 2008
NEW DELHI - In a training session at a suburban call center, groups of fresh-faced Indian recruits jettison their Indian names and thick accents and practice speaking English just like the Americans do. They have hesitant conversations with imaginary American customers who complain angrily about their broken appliance or computer glitch.
The instructor writes "35 = 10" on the board, as though he is gifting the recruits with a magic mantra. "A 35-year-old American's brain and IQ is the same as a 10-year-old Indian's," he explains, and urges the agents to be patient with the callers.
I don't want OUR JOBS going over THERE anymore!!!
That is a scene from "Hello," the first Bollywood movie about the distorted and dual lives of India's 2 million call-center workers. When it debuted this month, many in the audience cheered and laughed at such scenes, which pandered to the reigning stereotypes about those on both ends of the transcontinental, toll-free helpline - the dumb American customer and the smart, but fake, Indian call-center agent.
Why am I sensing RACISM in my Zionist-controlled, Goy-hating, agenda-pushing War Daily, raiders?
As India's $64 billion outsourcing industry grows, the curious world of call centers has become the stuff of Indian pop culture. Their all-night working hours, made-up names, adopted accents and geeky global troubleshooting are becoming rich fodder for novels, movies, television commercials, text jokes, and stand-up comedy.
Yup, the DESTRUCTION of American jobs is FUNNY!!!!
According to the cliche, call-center workers sleep all day and work at night. They are more attuned to American holidays, weather and baseball team scores than to events around them in India. Their graveyard-shift hours have given birth to a range of businesses that stay open all night. There are special 7 a.m. movie screenings and bars that serve drinks to returning workers into the wee hours.
"Hello" is based on a best-selling Indian novel called "One Night @ the Call Center," which tells the tale of six call-center agents whose fragile lives come undone one evening. The novel's author, Chetan Bhagat, said, "A call-center job is the easiest ticket for a college student to come to the big city and live the big life."
Not HERE in Amerika anymore! Those jobs have been OUTSOURCED to INDIA!!!!
Bhagat said his characters love American food, movies and music but resent the irate, abusive and, at times, racist callers they have to handle. Many of the characters think Americans are dumb and wonder how the United States became a global superpower. --more--"
With WEAPONS and MILITARY MIGHT, assholes!!!!!!!
Maybe we ought to DROP a NUKE on YOU!!!!!!!