Thursday, March 27, 2008
AT&T CEO Says American Workers Are Defective
Randall Stephenson squats and unloads an obnoxious and slanderous indictment of American workers. Apparently, he considers those people he's been hiring in India and the Phillipines
(you know, the ones who never have a conversation with you, they just read a script, and start over everytime you ask them a question, you know, those people)
are - get this - more qualified than Americans. He says he can't find skilled American workers.
Indeed, he proclaims that American workers are "defective."
Several years back, I swore a solemn oath to God I would never ever use AT&T again for anything. Now, I am swearing that I'm going to tell everyone I ever meet not to use AT&T.
Randall Stephenson is the corporate equivalent of Leona Helmsley. I can't wait for the day when rabble like us grab this guy, and tar and feather him in the street.
Here's the article from Reuters:
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The head of the top U.S. phone company AT&T Inc (T.N) said on Wednesday it was having trouble finding enough skilled workers to fill all the 5,000 customer service jobs it promised to return to the United States from India.
"We're having trouble finding the numbers that we need with the skills that are required to do these jobs," AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson told a business group in San Antonio, where the company's headquarters is located.
So far, only around 1,400 jobs have been returned to the United States of 5,000, a target it set in 2006, the company said, adding that it maintains the target.
Stephenson said he is especially distressed that in some communities and among certain groups, the high school drop out rate is as high as 50 percent. The United States needed to make solving that problem a priority, he said.
"If I had a business that half the product we turned out was defective or you couldn't put into the marketplace, I would shut that business down," he said.
Gone are the days, he said, when AT&T and other U.S. companies had to hire locally.
"We're able to do new product engineering in Bangalore as easily as we're able to do it in Austin, Texas," he said, referring to the Indian city where many international companies have outsourced technical and customer support workers.
"I know you don't like hearing that, but that's the way it is."
Well, Randall, I know you're not going to like hearing this, but the days are fast approaching when guys like you will no longer be safe in your homes.
How long do you think Americans are going to put up with the likes of you, Randall? By the way, Randall, you may have noticed that people are moving to this country from all over the world, to give their children the chance to be educated here, and to grow up in this incredible system.
The truth is, America possesses the best educated workforce in the world. Randall is simply spouting an ill-conceived insult as an excuse for his ungrateful corporate behavior. He is angry that Americans are finally demanding that American corporations employ American people. So, instead of accepting this as part of the deal of benefiting from the American system, Randall has decided to insult the American workforce.
Randall is guilty of a stunning lack of gratitude for the blessings America (that would be the American system and the American people) has afforded him.
His lack of gratitude is not at all dissimilar to the moonbats who stand in the streets holding placards damning America.
Randall is an educated corporate moonbat, who can't imagine that he could possibly be hated for his lack of gratitude. He doesn't understand that his position in the American hierarchy is granted him by the American system, and the work of those under him.
He imagines himself to be a king, but what he doesn't remember is that if the king loses the people, he doesn't have a kingdom.
I don't know what forces he thinks he will call in to protect him from the rabble he so carelessly insults. Good luck, Randall.
Pass it on, everyone. Randall Stephenson is a bad man, and AT&T is a defective corporation.