Some 800 numbers are bad for your economic health mainly because they take away jobs Americans could be holding.
The following is an email I received from a friend. I have taken some liberties with it to suit my needs.
Any time you call an 800 number to contact a credit card company, your banking or insurance, company, or some kind help desk, and you find that you’re talking to a foreign customer service representative—perhaps in India or Philippines, or some other country—please consider doing the following:
Get rid of every last illegal alien in the U.S.A. and get rid of the minimum wage laws, and you might be surprised at how quickly we no longer have a low wage… or… unemployment problem….
After you connect and you realize that the customer service representative is not from the U.S.A (you can always ask if you are not sure about the accent), please, very politely (this is not about trashing other cultures) say, “I’d like to speak to a customer service representative in the United States of America.”
The representative may suggest talking to his/her manager, but politely say, “Thank you, but I’d like to speak to a customer service representative in the U.S.A.” YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY CONNECTED TO A REPRESENTATIVE IN THE U.S.A. That’s the rule and the LAW.
It takes less than one minute to have your call re-directed to the U.S.A. Tonight when I got redirected to a U.S.A rep, I asked again to make sure—and yes, she was from Fort Lauderdale.
Imagine what would happen if every U.S. citizen insisted on talking to only U.S. phone reps from this day on. Imagine how that would ultimately impact the number of U.S. jobs that would need to be created ASAP. If I tell 10 people to consider this and you tell 10 people to consider doing this—see what I mean… it becomes an exercise in viral marketing 101.
Remember—the goal here is to restore jobs back here at home—not to be abrupt or rude to a foreign phone rep. You may even get correct answers, good advice, and solutions to your problem—in real English.
If you agree, please tell 10 people you know, and ask them to tell 10 people they know… etc.… etc.
What this email counsels us to do when we call an 800 number and we hear a foreign accent on the other end of the line is very good. Try it next time you get a person somewhere in the Far East or anywhere outside the United States, try it. You may save an American job.
Be a patriot; save a job for America.
There is no legal job an American will not do, if the money is commensurate with the needs of the job.
Get rid of every last illegal alien in the U.S.A. and get rid of the minimum wage laws, and you might be surprised at how quickly we no longer have a low wage problem or an unemployment problem in America. It will be just like the 50s all over again. One person will be able to support a family in better style than two people working can now.
There is a lot more stupid Federal Government programs and regulations to get rid of, but a good place to start is to get all Americans back to work at a good wage.
There is a small college up in Michigan that refuses all assistant from the U.S. Government. You may already know about it. It is Hillsdale College. Maybe you already know about its free monthly publication Imprimis.
Here is a small clipping from this month’s edition of Imprimis. The article is entitled The Right to Work: A Fundamental Freedom and is a very good in-depth essay of the problems we are facing in the United States in getting Americans back to work.
From 2000 to 2010, real personal income grew by an averages of 24.3 percent in the 22 right-to-work states, more than double the rate for the others 28 as a group.… In 2009, there were 20 percent more 25- to 34-year-olds in right-to-work states.
I think that little clip is a good note to end this piece on, however, you may click here to read the complete article.