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Is outsourcing to India having a negative effect on America?

Recently, I've been seeing too many companies outsourcing their customer service to different countries, namely India. Granted, they work for much less, I get so upset because I can't understand them. Whenever I ask to speak to a supervisor, they get all pissy and I'm pretty sure that they transfer me back to themselves. Even Yahoo! outsources to India for their customer service. As such, do you think it's negatively effecting our economy, or is it boosting it? Pebogirl: I never knew that it went that deep into the heart of America. The fact that a doctor saves money by having his transcriptions sent to India is almost sickening. How's their grasp on the English language? From my experience, not so hot. Thanks, everyone, for all of your input.

Asked By: johnmfsample - 3/26/2007
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When American manufacturing jobs headed overseas in the 90's, suppporters of tarif-free trade argued that newly unemployed workers could simply find jobs in the growing hi-tech sector. Yet corporations soon outsourced white collar jobs and service-industry jobs, as well, with overseas labor fielding support questions... More
Answered By: pebogirl - 3/26/2007
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its boosting India's economy,thats all that matters.
Answered By: D - 3/26/2007
 
Well I think it affects us negativley as all that money doesn't go to Americans..also it is a growing trend that could bring us down
Answered By: Shaz - 3/26/2007
 
Yes, it most certainly is. Good, hardworking Americans are losing their jobs left and right, feeding our failing economy. Bush wants to get us out of a recession? Forget immigration, stop outsourcing!
Answered By: Giliathriel - 3/26/2007
 
yes it is
Answered By: plhudson01 - 3/26/2007
 
Outsourcing allows for the reduction costs, which is passed on to consumers... More
Answered By: Johnny 2 Times - 3/26/2007
 
Manufacturing always goes where work force and taxes are cheaper. History has shown us that the US always reinvents itself and finds jobs in a new sector.
Answered By: lynne f - 3/26/2007
 
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