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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Tucsondriver, May 3, 2008.

  1. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    You had to see this coming. Editor and Publisher reports several dailies are shipping ad jobs to India. A Pasadena online paper even put an ad up for a metro writer working remotely out of India last year. Hard to imagine Singleton's bean counters haven't at least considered routing prep results call-in lines overseas. Imagine Friday night football calls taken in Bangladesh?

  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    so does this mean newspapers will now put their phone number someplace you can't fucking find it, like with Dell?

    "Hello and thank you for calling the Bumfuck Gazette. To report a prep score, please press 1."

    *press 1*

    "Thank you for choosing local news. To report an obiturary, please press 1. To report a local crime, please press 2. To report a kitten in a tree, please press 3. To return to the main menu, please press 0."

    *press 0*

    "Thank you for calling our advertising department. There is no one here to take your call. To leave a message in our general mail box, please press 3. To return to the main menu, please press 0."

    *press 7*

    "Thank you for calling our prep sports department. Someone will be with you shortly. The estimated wait time is.............................93 minutes."

    *10 minutes later*

    "Hello there my name is Steve and I am a Local Scores Service Provider. How may I help you tonight?"

    "Yeah I'm calling to report Bumfuck's baseball game against East Fuck Tech."

    "What game?"


    "Pardon me sir?"


    *30-second delay*

    "OK thank you for your patience sir. I am in the baseball database now. Please tell me the teams you are calling about."


    "Say that again please."


    "Can you spell that?"


    *30 second delay*

    "I'm sorry sir I'm not finding a Bomfuck in the database."
  3. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    That's the call I'm picturing. I don't they'll make people go through the voice mail maze though. Just directly reroute the calls overseas. Good times...
  4. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    the folks you call when you don't get your paper are already in fucking india. they have no fucking clue. shocking.

    it's amazing that no one in this country has every had a satisfactory experience with an indian or phillipino customer service call and yet every day more companies switch to those fuckers.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    No Speeko Dee Engleeesh.
  6. Outstanding Mr. Hack.

    You've got a bright future.
  7. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    dah. i think he'll fade fast.
  8. How fast?
  9. Rex Harrison

    Rex Harrison Member

    Best Buy answers the phone in India or some damn place. Bunch of fucking idiots and you can't understand because the accent is so thick.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    No Speeko Dee Engleeesh.
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