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Monday, November 14, 2005

British workers make a beeline to Indian call centres

UK’s The Independent says that British workers are heading to India to work at Indian call centres at a monthly pay of Rs. 30,000 (approx). The article says that shortage of qualified / trained manpower (in India) is one of the reasons why Britons are being lured to work in India. A British Call Centre recently closed shop in India and moved to South Africa as they felt that the attrition rate was quite high.

In a remarkable reversal of the outsourcing that has seen thousands of jobs lost in the UK, telesales operations are looking to fill a skills gap in the east with young Britons willing to work on Indian wages.

And they are eagerly taking up the challenge. Both recent graduates and those with experience of working in British call centres are flocking to sign up for jobs in Bombay, Delhi and Bangalore that pay just £350 a month.

It might not sound like much, but many are finding that they can earn enough to live on for six months or a year before heading off travelling. Indeed, a stint in the call centres followed by a period mellowing out on Goa's beaches or touring the palaces of Rajasthan is becoming the fashionable way for single young Britons to spend a gap year.

However, with surveys suggesting that India's telesales industry will be short of more than 120,000 employees over the next two years, many of the newcomers are expected to stay on.

5 Comments:

  • Truth is that Britons have lost all jobs they had, that they dont mind even coming to a place like India to work...

    The article, on the other hand suggests that Indians lack the quality and its deemed necessary for Britons to work in India. Furthermore, Goa and Rajasthan are thrown in to give the effect of going on a one-year holiday to India..

    In either case, it turns out to b negative on India,.

    By Blogger Chennai chatter, at 11:34 PM  

  • hmm new waves ;)
    Kaps i have left a comment on your keyboard work, lets talk when time permits.

    By Blogger Ganesh, at 3:53 AM  

  • It's also a great way for Indian women to get laid by white women before they get happily and nicely married off to Indian software engineers with green cards. :-)

    By Blogger Übermaniam, at 4:55 PM  

  • @Chennai Chatter,
    I think lot of them prefer to come to India, earn some pocket money and explore the country. they can't do such monotonous jobs sitting in India. They might return back to their home country after visiting all the tourist sites

    @Ganesh,
    Thanks. I did take a look.

    @TDU,
    I hope to meant white men.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:01 AM  

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