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Is this Racism

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Today i read a story that headlined 'Racism rife in Finance and IT Hiring'

A list of people from various backgrounds effected "It found that people from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and China were more likely to be victims of racist hiring practices".

I suggest that employers are simply reacting to customers complaints, as I simply cannot understand these people because of their poor English skills.

I have to get my wife to call my service provider as I cannot comprehend what they say at all and often have to simply hang up on some phone calls.

They may think they have good english but if one fails to comprehend it has to be rated as poor.

Mind you there is/was a Scotish detective TV programme where I could only understand abot half the spoken words. Gave that away.

Some people are too quick to make charges of racism.
Posted by Banjo, Monday, 23 January 2012 11:07:31 AM
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Banjo quite true
Racism is always wrong.
But so too is the manipulation of truth in the name of Political Correctness.
Such see,s us actually being told to ignore truth and slant our views in favor of pet projects.
Even in sexual matters and religion, we actually SOMETIMES act in the interests of minority's.
You can discriminate if you are a religion, in hiring.
English skills for those talking to us?
Racism?
Beware of and fight forever the PC monster .
Posted by Belly, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 5:14:43 AM
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I have had dealing with Testra, Citybank, and AUSTAR lately, and I can tell you I almost hung up on all as I found it hard to comprehend thier rep.

It has long been my view that Testra is one of the driving forces behind racisum in this country, with their pushy Indian cold callers annoying most of us at some stage no doubt.

I had a call late one day at my shop, an Indian man. I fobbed him off several times.

In the end, he was a customer complaining about a product, a product that ended up being purchased from another shop, not mine.

The fact is, it took him several calls just to speak to me.
Posted by rehctub, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 6:12:38 AM
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Itís not racism Banjo. It is very important that the likes of Telstra employ people that can be easily understood by their clientele.

Crikey, when you need to call one of the various help lines, you are already feeling pretty damn frustrated. The last thing you need, after going through the service selection process and the inevitable loooong wait, is someone that you can barely comprehend!!

It is quite amazing that the likes of Telstra could have seen fit to employ such people in the first place!

Some of the Indian etc helpline employees are very good. Strong accent but easily understood. But surely they need to ALL be very good!

<< Some people are too quick to make charges of racism. >>

Absolutely. In all sorts of ways.
Posted by Ludwig, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 8:34:01 AM
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Agree completely.

I have changed my supplier of a number of products & services after finding myself connected to Indian or Filipino call centers, when I required service. It is an automatic reaction for me, the moment I hear that accent. I am not interested in finding if it is an Oz centre or an offshore centre, I am gone. If someone wants my business they had better make it attractive for me to use them.

If it's good enough for our governments to have foreign language call centre staff, I expect our companies to return the favor.

Yes I have some difficulty understanding some of them, & find some impossible, but a large complaint is jobs. If these companies wish to prosper from my business they had better have their call center in Oz. I am not about to give any business to a company who expects to charge me in Oz money, but not pay Ozzies to do that business.

I am also not too interested in having my details flitting around the world, for any smarty to pick up.

I was a member of the Shell racing team, [a little time ago], & had a pretty close relationship with them. After finding myself connected to an Indian call centre, when I wanted some information, I now use a different brand of fuel.

Call centers may not be the nicest places to work, but better than none, & if companies want to profit by exporting our jobs, they have made a big mistake with me.
Posted by Hasbeen, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 8:48:04 AM
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no racism
must be systemetic
aimed at eliminating the race

like using depleted uranium...on bombs
to mutate kids[like in palestien]

or like planned
in the waters..near iran
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF0l5I5ZxdE&feature=g-u-u&context=G2e5babcFUAAAAAAAKAA

its about making
subtil threats
http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2012/01/20/atlanta-jewish-newspaper-advocates-mossad-assassinating-obama-if-iran-gets-nukes/

setting up minds
http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2012/01/israel-to-give-obama-12-hours-notice-on.html
http://presstv.com/detail/222562.html

sometimes its not even about race
as much as age/type
http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2011/10/pop-didnt-eat-itself-why-piracy-didnt-destroy-the-music-industry/

or say smokers
or dopers

its about using the media..to instil systamised fear or hate
http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/psychology-of-tyranny-for-philosophy-of.html

using govt
to do ya racist stuff
systamise it...[dont forget peers/press/propaganda]
http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/01/19/the-return-of-the-smear-bund/
http://www.goldcore.com/goldcore_blog/greece-iran-and-possibility-qe3-see-gold-and-silver-rise-again

complete disregard/disrespect[systemised]
on the base of race...

even if the same race
http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/remembering-a-martyred-child/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L4sk3XOHMA
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/222343.html

keeping the black mail going
on the black male
http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/2012/01/obama-ordered-to-georgia-court-this.html

heck
often its not really race
just an excuse to hate

to make them feel better
by making others feel worthless

or knowing how to shut down complain/disscent/
or simply others speaking up...

race is the least skills based talent
that doggies lay down with other doggies
dont raise the c;evernmess of the dogs..just allows
the fleas..to network..with other fleas..and get new blood
Posted by one under god, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 9:03:14 AM
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