Actually I am not fed up with India. What I am fed up with is calling an American company and having to talk to someone in India. But prior to talking to someone in India, I force to listen to ten or fifteen minutes of some computer talking to me, telling me to push 1, 2, or 3, and then when I do push a number I have to listen to another computer telling me to push more numbers.
We have hundreds of companies here in the U.S. shipping jobs overseas to countries where they pay workers annually, barely enough for an American family to live on for one month. Then when those goods are shipped back here to the U.S., we have to pay American prices for them. You can’t read a label on most manufactured goods without seeing, “Made in China, or Made in Mexico”, or some other place outside the United States. Also upon checking most of these products, you will find that the quality of the product is inferior to the same produced in the United States.
What really twist you out of shape is the thought that we have people here in the U.S. that can use all of the jobs that we can possibly get, yet we are making the big businesses and it’s owners rich and have no control over what we do because we need these products. Almost every product that is a necessity is produced outside of the United States, yet we are paying prices that amount to just as much as if it were produced in this country.
Free interprise is a major right in United States but to me the better good for the people should enter into the equation. There should be a higher import tariff on goods coming into the U.S. If making it more costly to bring products into the U.S., then require that the big businesses at least get half their workforce here in the U.S.
Also for companies that are using offshore personnel for technical assistance, they should be required to training some of their people here at home. That old excuse that they cannot fine qualified people to do the job is a fallacy and a bunch of bull. These companies go overseas and train the people they use in technical jobs. Why is it they can’t train people in the states for these same jobs? At one time the U.S. was a leader in many fields but now people can train or become educated in certain fields but can’t find work. As I have pointed out above, millions of educated people are out of work and can’t find employment.
When it comes to employment of technically qualified people, there are lots of employable people in the United States that are looking for jobs, and age and race do not enter into the picture.
When it comes to the companies bottom line, the Republicans don’t want to affect the bottom lines of their friend’s companies. When it comes to Republicans placing restrictions on large companies that they may hold stock in they are reluctant about enacting laws that will have some sort of detrimental effect on the bottom line of the large companies.
One last thing before I post this. I was having a problem a few days ago and I contacted the company involved. I was subjected to listening to a computer, asking me to push this number or that number. Upon pushing the desired button I was transferred to another computer which required me to push more numbers. Finally, the third computer informed me that by pushing the “zero”, I could speak to a representative, which I did.
Upon being connected to the representative I could not understand what she was saying except that she wanted to know my phone number which I had to repeat approximately five times, which she did not understand, and then I asked to speak to someone in the U.S. that speaks English. She tells me to hold the phone and was placed on hold. When she returned she wanted to give me a reference number which I could not understand and requested again to speak to someone that I would be able to understand. Then she informed me that she did not have the ability to connect me with someone that speaks better English. At this time I broke the connection.