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Would you like fries with your outsourcing?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by mustangj17, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Just read an article about a Michigan McDonald's outsourcing the squak-box person to North Dakota.

    A quick google search shows this thing is also happening at Jack-in-the-Box and has been going on at fast-food chains for a few years.

    http://www.courant.com/features/hc-weboutsource.artjan28,0,6687292.story

    http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20090226/NEWS01/902260388&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL


    I'm trying to figure out where the cost efficency is. It would cost more to have the telecommunications set up to do that, rather than pay someone $6.25 to stand there and take orders.
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I guess you get enough restaurants to sign on and that 10 cents an hour you are paying some schlub in Mumbai starts to add up.
     
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I guess I can have a night job in Mumbai when my copy editing gig gets sent there.
     
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Jesus Christ. Next up: Steve from India taking your order.

    "Hello there my name is Steve. I am in charge today of taking your efficient determination of dining."
    "What?"
    "Your efficient determination of dining."
    "Whatever. I want two chicken sandwiches..."
    "What?"
    "Two chicken sandwiches..."
    "What?"
    "TWO FUCKING CHICKEN SANDWICHES!!!"
    "Four chicken tenders..."
    "No. TWO FUCKING CHICKEN SANDWICHES!!!"
    "That will be $52.42."
    "NO YOU FUCKING COCKSUCKER ALL I WANT IS TWO CHICKEN SANDWICHES!!!"
    "Oh. I apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience. Two chicken sandwiches. Would you like anything else?"
    "Yes. Large fries."
    "Large milkshake..."
    "No, large fries."
    "I'm sorry sir we don't have Filet of Fish."
    "NO YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE I SAID LARGE FRIES. L-A-R-G-E F-R-I-E-S. I'LL FUCKING COME THRU THERE AND FUCKING KILL YOU!!!!"
    "Thank you sir, I apologize for the delay. Let me get a manager."
     
  5. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    fucking solid.
     
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    A DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER, ONION RINGS AND A LARGE ORANGE DRINK!!!
     
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Why would they outsource it to North Dakota, the one place in the country with a labor shortage?
     
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Surely your time could be spent doing something more productive.
     
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Like creating fake addresses and defrauding Quizno's? ;D
     
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Hey, for those three minutes, two employees weren't standing around, doing nothing. Their boss would have been proud of me -- you know, after she figured out what I'd done.
     
  11. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    So would Bubba after you became his girlfriend in prison.
     
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Some comedian should really do a bit about ordering at the drive-thru.
     
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