Monday, July 4, 2011

Cheap labour and homes oop North

New Call Telecom shifts from Mumbai to Burnley

Call centre in reverse out-sourcing from India to Lancashire, as it's cheaper to rent property there and the wages are lower. Plus, you can buy a home for £32,400. Perhaps the mills will brought back into production before long and, given the decline of newspapers in this internet age, maybe the delivery boys and girls can find some work cleaning chimneys. As for the rest of those whose livelihoods has been sacrificed to save the bankers, perhaps the workhouse will make a comeback too. Who was who said they'd like to see the UK return to Victorian values?

Posted by stuartking @ 12:09 AM (1499 views)
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4 thoughts on “Cheap labour and homes oop North

  • “An operator in Burnley is more likely to sound like an Englishman and therefore will have a greater chance of holding your attention. Boiler-room scammers please note!”

    But not any more understandable! FWIW I used to go to Cub-Scouts on Angle Street!

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  • A tiny company making a big splash in the media..

    ..what’s worse – working in a Lancashire call centre in the 21st century – or a Lancashire cotton mill in the 19th century?

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    SK, that’s a bit harsh. Surely it’s better working in a call centre than being unemployed, and it’s certainly better than working in a cotton mill in the 19th century.

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  • All things are relative, and history only records the bad things about working in the mills. That people travelled quite long distances (for that era) in order to be employed by them suggests that for many it was a step up in their personal circumstances.

    The location of the mills was determined by the needs of the industry, whereas this call centre is locating to take advantage of cheap labour..

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