Expand Your Mind: Irony and Incredulity

Expand Your Mind: Irony and Incredulity

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The only thing these posts have in common is irony and incredulity.

Outsourcing is a sore topic, whether it’s your job or your vendor’s customer service. Ironically, outsourcing is also a sore point in India.

Less well known is the extent to which Indian companies outsource their own jobs within their own country. … Manish Sabharwal runs TeamLease, a Bangalore-based agency that has created (60) thousands of jobs by fielding temporary workers for companies in India that want to expand their work force while skirting India’s stringent labor laws…

People are gearing up to travel for the holidays and beyond, but, as everyone knows, all travel is not created equal.

Carriers on international flights are offering private suites for first-class passengers, three-star meals and personal service once found only on corporate jets. They provide massages before takeoff, whisk passengers through special customs lanes and drive them in a private limousine right to the plane. Some have bars. One airline has installed showers onboard.

Do you love your e-reader? Do you rave about it and evangelize it to your friends? What about your kids? Not so much?

This is the case even with parents who themselves are die-hard downloaders of books onto Kindles, iPads, laptops and phones. They freely acknowledge their digital double standard, saying they want their children to be surrounded by print books, to experience turning physical pages as they learn about shapes, colors and animals.

Last but not least, is the first seriously authentic insider’s commentary on the News Corp hacking scandal. You may be horrified, but ya gotta love a guy who tells it like it is—hacking phones, paying police for tips, lurking in unmarked vans, stealing confidential documents, rifling through celebrity garbage cans and even pretending to be “Brad the teenage rent boy” when propositioning a priest (who fell for it)—and then claims it’s all OK.

Paul McMullan, who left his job in 2001, eagerly confessed to so much and on such a scale — no one else has done it quite this way — and that he maintained that none of it was wrong.


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