As so well noted by the Amazon cofounder comments’ posted here a few weeks ago, Job Creator is awfully close to The Creator, and that deification is no accident. So, how have our real-world, non Godly job creators been going about creating jobs after enjoying the greatest tax breaks and taxpayer cash infusion in history?
(Mother Jones) — Bank of America, which last fall announced plans to lay off 30,000 workers, is about to go on a hiring spree — overseas.
America’s second-largest bank is relocating its business-support operations to the Philippines, according to a high-ranking Filipino government official recently quoted in the Filipino press. The move, which includes a portion of the bank’s customer service unit, comes less than three years after Bank of America received a $45 billion federal bailout. …
Needless to say, the outsourcing is bad news for an already hurting US call center industry, which has shed some 500,000 jobs during the past four years—about 10 percent of the total.
I work in a contact center for a software company that has billions in the bank and likes to brag to themselves about how wonderful they treat their employees. The lousy pay and heartless policies my coworkers and I endure has created an entire class in my community of college educated professionals who have to come to work deathly ill and badly injured, or risk being punished in some chicken shit way. The pay is so poor these guys can’t even afford a new car payment and still make rent and bills in a cheap apartment – unless they live at home with their parents or enjoy a second income through marriage or another job.
But hey, the average Filipino family gets by on less than $ 5000 a year, so there’s still savings to be had for companies looking to slash labor costs even more. Because we Americans have it too easy: like my coworker who spent yesterday racing to the bathroom every hour or two after being up for two days vomiting. When I pointed out he hadn’t missed a day in over a year he responded “I don’t wanna risk it,” and imo, he was right to be worried.