Why are so many call centre jobs shipped offshore? :(. Why doesnt the government do anything about all the foreignors buying up all the important aussie businesses? :( argh
Call centers are based on bidding X, as low as possible, where X = S(Salaries) + P(Profit). The company accepting bids is going to take the lowest bid available, which means that X must decrease while maintaining P. The easiest way to reduce S is by moving the contract/business to a market where minimum wages are the lowest.
All call centers are like pebbles in a river, flowing from higher wage markets to lower. from my vantage point, in an odd gatekeeper to the east position, and the last stop before you leave North America, the jobs tend to go to asia and India once the Canadian wages get too high.
I am living with my parents again. I have to sell a lot of shit, including my desktop PC, because I have no place to put it and can't afford the storage unit costs. I just found out today that I will be getting laid off from one of my jobs by the end of the month, so what was previously just hurting for money has become a severe cramp.
Life blows in the real world, kids. Stay in college forever.
A fucking Men. If I had had any idea at all how much the economy was going to tank, I would NEVER have finished my degree in 2007, instead I would have gotten a job, gotten laid off, and had the government put me through school for a high-demand trade. I was just calling around last week for registration deadlines and tuition rates for a very lucratice course, and I just got laid off. So now, my priorities have immediatley shifted from "Shuffle resources to enable bills to be paid as well as tuition" to "shuffe myself around to ensure I have food to eat". Good times.
DO NOT do an arts degree. TRUST ME.