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Old 03-14-2011, 05:21 PM
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:07 PM
 
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I'll keep my mouth shut on this one.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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I'll keep my mouth shut on this one.
Ditto.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:40 PM
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What? I'm not afraid to be disappointed that San Antonio has lured yet another call center to town.

Not that there's anything wrong with call center work... it's just not a job that anyone I know aspires to have.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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I'm not afraid to be the one who says that as a jobseeker I'm bummed that some of the only real options (without knowing someone in the particular field I want to work in) is to work in a hotel or to work at a call center.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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What? SA people are too stuck up to welcome new jobs?

Any new job should be welcomed over another person filing for unemployment.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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This is great for the younger generation or people that just want to make extra income.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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How can this be a bad thing? if you don't want to work there, don't apply. But I will never see new jobs coming to SA as a bad thing...
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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If I have to, I will take my degree somewhere else which I see as a loss for San Antonio. I'm not going to college to work at a call center and it's certainly not going to pay off my student loans. San Antonio being a low-wage, poverty stricken, and uneducated city is a bad thing. Just look at that thread about the people on the south side. Why should we be so grateful we're getting another call center? Because we're in a recession? We have been pulling in call centers before the recession and we will continue to do so after the recession. This is what we do and it hasn't changed even while being in a recession. Not having a diverse job market is certainly a bad thing. I hope call centers will be forever needed in the U.S. or we'll end up like the factory towns that lost all of their jobs to other countries. We better pray that the Indians don't start to learn Spanish.

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Old 03-15-2011, 02:54 PM
 
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If I have to, I will take my degree somewhere else which I see as a loss for San Antonio. I'm not going to college to work at a call center and it's certainly not going to pay off my student loans. San Antonio being a low-wage, poverty stricken, and uneducated city is a bad thing. Just look at that thread about the people on the south side. Why should we be so grateful we're getting another call center? Because we're in a recession? We have been pulling in call centers before the recession and we will continue to do so after the recession. This is what we do and it hasn't changed even while being in a recession.
Right.... But it's JOBS. If they don't put the center here, they'll put elsewhere.... I don't see how it hurts the city. And on top of the jobs offered by the call center, a local janitorial company will be paid to clean it. A RE agent possibly earned commission by filling a building. The owner of that building has tenants. I agree that a job at a call isn't the most desirable but it is better than no job at all.
And often call centers are staffed by students... Who do not have a degree but need that job. I just don't think it's a bad thing.
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