Thursday, August 24, 2006


In a rather strange turn of events I find myself doing work that has been outsourced to the U.S. from India. For the next few months, part-time, I'm going to be editing computer screens for a firm that the boyfriend of a friend of mine works for (in one of their U.S. offices).

The people from this firm are a wee bit, um, persistent. When I got back from the transcription agency today I had 10 new calls on my machine, and three messages, one of them garbled, all of them from some very very VERY fast and excitable-sounding thickly Indian-accented talkers.

Looks like I'm in for some culture shock.

Here's my goal for this assignment: Remember that I am smart and capable. Remember that there may be a cultural divide happening. Do my best. Be happy that they took one look at my resume and hired me immediately (although this may be due to a couple of jobs I did for a place that is known throughout the world for its smart people).

But wait! I am one of those smart people.



Anonymous Thursday said...

Indians. Persistent. Ah. Yes.

10:26 AM, August 25, 2006


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