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Dozens Of Call Center Workers Walk Off Job In Protest Rather Than Read McCain Script Attacking Obama
By Greg Sargent - October 27, 2008, 5:18PM

Some three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script attacking Barack Obama, according to two workers at the center and one of their parents.

Nina Williams, a stay-at-home mom in Lake County, Indiana, tells us that her daughter recently called her from her job at the center, upset that she had been asked to read a script attacking Obama for being "dangerously weak on crime," "coddling criminals," and for voting against "protecting children from danger."

Williams' daughter told her that up to 40 of her co-workers had refused to read the script, and had left the call center after supervisors told them that they would have to either read the call or leave, Williams says. The call center is called Americall, and it's located in Hobart, IN.

"They walked out," Williams says of her daughter and her co-workers, adding that they weren't fired but willingly sacrificed pay rather than read the lines. "They were told [by supervisors], `If you all leave, you're not gonna get paid for the rest of the day."

The daughter, who wanted her name withheld fearing retribution from her employer, confirmed the story to us. "It was like at least 40 people," the daughter said. "People thought the script was nasty and they didn't wanna read it."

A second worker at the call center confirmed the episode, saying that "at least 30" workers had walked out after refusing to read the script.

"We were asked to read something saying [Obama and Democrats] were against protecting children from danger," this worker said. "I wouldn't do it. A lot of people left. They thought it was disgusting."

This worker, too, confirmed sacrificing pay to walk out, saying her supervisor told her: "If you don't wanna phone it you can just go home for the day."

The script coincided with this robo-slime call running in other states, but because robocalling is illegal in Indiana it was being read by call center workers.

Representatives at Americall in Indiana, and at the company's corporate headquarters in Naperville, Illinois, didn't return calls for comment.
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Flipper

How funny would it be to get one of these calls from someone with a pronounced Hindi accent?

Tantra, Goddess of Flight
QUOTE(Flipper @ Oct 27 2008, 08:25 PM) *

How funny would it be to get one of these calls from someone with a pronounced Hindi accent?


Funny, that's actually what I thought this thread was going to be about when I first looked at the title. "Call Center" was a tip-off. Oh well.



Hey, did I ever mention that my original job with The Airline was outsourced to India?
JohnnyBlack
Awesome! I guess these people don't live in the "pro-America" part of the country.
AllMod
So, on the "morals scale" this puts the McCain campaign somewhere below telemarketers? No wonder he's in trouble.
JohnnyBlack
The best thing about this is that I'll bet the farm that the people working this call center aren't "liberals," "progressives," or "socialists" but the regular working class Americans that McCain is trying to dupe into four more years of bullshit by invoking fear and phony patriotism.
Maximum Tor
QUOTE(Flipper @ Oct 27 2008, 09:25 PM) *

How funny would it be to get one of these calls from someone with a pronounced Hindi accent?



Lots of Hindus in Indiana?
Maximum Tor
The Kremlin, College Campuses, Telemarketing Companies.... they're all the same. Crawling with Marxists!
elk
QUOTE(Maximum Tor @ Oct 29 2008, 09:09 AM) *

Lots of Hindus in Indiana?



Probably. Like every other immigrant group, they've settled in pretty much all areas of the country. Just ask Joe Biden.
Maximum Tor
QUOTE(elk @ Oct 29 2008, 10:12 AM) *

Probably. Like every other immigrant group, they've settled in pretty much all areas of the country. Just ask Joe Biden.



God could you imagine if a cow walked onto the Indianapolis 500 race track?
elk
QUOTE(Maximum Tor @ Oct 29 2008, 09:13 AM) *

God could you imagine if a cow walked onto the Indianapolis 500 race track?



It would be...um...crap....

I was trying to combine "bedlam" with "bindi" or "Bollywood," but didn't come up with anything good. Sorry.
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