Outsourced 9/30/10

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  1. zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

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    The call center in this show makes no sense.

    They don't have 24hr operations.

    The appear to work during the India daytime, which wouldn't be the likeliest time for US sales.

    Z
     
  2. Oct 1, 2010 #2 of 36
    jschuur

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    Maybe it helps to sell during a time when people are up awake late at night on our end? Althoug that's more helpful if you have a TV shopping channel and not a paper catalog.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2010 #3 of 36
    gossamer88

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    From now on if I don't know the answer to something I'm going to bobble my head.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2010 #4 of 36
    Shaunnick

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    I thought this episode was better than the first. It is not must watch TV, but I got a few good laughs, like when the quiet chick was screaming at the beginning.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2010 #5 of 36
    zordude

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    The problem is that its not just when someone doesn't know the answer, it can mean ANYTHING up to "I have no idea what you are talking about but I will smile and agree and then just never do it"
     
  6. Oct 1, 2010 #6 of 36
    DUDE_NJX

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    It's Indian for "nod".
     
  7. Oct 1, 2010 #7 of 36
    jsmeeker

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    I did too. The show isn't GREAT, but after watching the second episode, it seems OK. Good enough for me to actually setup a real Season Pass for it. I just wonder how the main story line will proceed.

    No Australian girl, though.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2010 #8 of 36
    pjenkins

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    i tuned out after 10 minutes, the desire to watch The Vampire Diaries was just too strong :)
     
  9. Oct 1, 2010 #9 of 36
    buckeyenut

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    I'm still up in the air with this one. I agree that it was better than the pilot; but, I'm not sure how they're going sustain the plot.
     
  10. Sromkie

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    I also think that this episode was way better than the original. The bobble head thing had me cracking up because when I was there I was also so confused. I eventually had to pull someone aside and ask what it meant (not that knowing helped much).
     
  11. wprager

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    I was *so* hoping that his solution would be to fire the co-manager (assistant manager? assistant to the manager?) That one is a definite stereotype and nothing more.

    The quiet scream was great (as was the setup with all of them screaming, then sitting down to watch the next one). Even my wife laughed at it.

    Better than the pilot. Still watching.
     
  12. TonyD79

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    A friend ran a call center a few years ago here in the States. The first step they did in outsourcing to India was to send their middle of the night shifts over there. She had to reconcile issues with them every morning when the active center moved back here.
     
  13. Steveknj

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    I keep wanting to not like this show for political reasons, but it's pretty funny. I'll keep watching.
     
  14. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    Why would anyone let politics get in the way of watching a TV show they find entertaining? That's silly.
     
  15. Steveknj

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    Ask anyone who watches Fox News (or MSNBC). Seriously, I don't like the whole premise of Outsourcing jobs, and since I was a victim of it, it bothers me. But, I got past it because the show is funny.
     
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  17. zordude

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    That would make total sense. Except in the very first episode, before the India call center is online everyone has already been fired and the office is totally empty.

    Z
     
  18. wprager

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    That was to save money hiring extras for one episode.

    Come on, people, it's a TV show, and a sit-com to boot. No-one complains that Suite Life on Deck is not a realistic portrayal of life aboard a cruise ship.
     
  19. stiffi

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    Actually, I think it makes perfect sense. 8 hour time diffence to the East Coast US. They are working during the day and the callers call in when they are home.

    This was the plot of this episode. Manmeet was speaking to what seemed like lonely Women, either home alone, or home alone with kids.
     
  20. atrac

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    Finally watched this tonight. I found it leaps and bounds better than the pilot. Keep them coming like this and it'll stay just fine in the Thursday night lineup. ;)
     

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