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Sei'taer
06-04-2010, 08:25 AM
California financial crisis explained in a single picture


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_37JbapWjBpo/S9O_0S_JwAI/AAAAAAAADOI/Gl7EEuSOZeY/s1600/Jose.jpg


This financial crisis is forcing California State and local agencies to make some tough decisions. If things continue for much longer, there's a real risk that we may have to lay off Jose.

DahLliA
06-04-2010, 09:37 AM
made me chuckle. gotta love bureaucracy(damn that word is hard to spell)

Crispin's Crispian
06-04-2010, 10:25 AM
Don't know why exactly, but the pic made me think of this article

Outsourcing unit to be set up in Indian jail (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8677486.stm)

Authorities in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are planning to set up an outsourcing unit in a jail.

The unit will employ 200 educated convicts who will handle back office operations like data entry, and process and transmit information.

The project will begin at Charlapally Central Jail, near the state capital Hyderabad, in the next four months.

India is a hub for the outsourcing industry, but this is the first time a unit will be set up inside a jail.

The prison, with 2,100 inmates, is Andhra Pradesh's most modern with state-of-the-art facilities.

The proposed outsourcing unit is a public-private partnership between the department of jails and an IT (information technology) company, Radiant Info Systems.

'Ensuring future'

"The idea is to ensure a good future for the educated convicts after they come out of jail," CN Gopinath Reddy, director general of prisons in Andhra Pradesh, told the BBC.

"With their experience of working in the BPO in jail, any company will absorb them in future."

Radiant Info Systems director C Narayana Charyulu said Charlapally jail was chosen for the project because nearly 40% of the inmates there were educated.

"We have identified the area in the jail where the unit will come up. It will have computers as well as connectivity," Mr Reddy said.

Mr Charyulu said 200 people would be recruited and trained for the job initially.

The unit, [B]which is expected to undertake back-office work for banks, will work round the clock with three shifts of 70 staff each.

Working in the unit will also be financially rewarding for the prisoners.

"The convicts get a paltry 15 rupees [33 cents] per day for other work like making steel furniture or working on looms, but we intend to pay them 100 rupees [$2.2] to 150 rupees [$3.32] a day," Mr Charyulu said.

Officials say this is a pilot project and, if it succeeds, it could be extended to other jails in the state.

Of the total 13,000 convicts in Andhra Pradesh jails, about 2,000 are considered well-educated and could potentially be good workers for BPOs and even call centres in the future.

Mr Charyulu said a BPO in jail would benefit the inmates as well as help the IT company make some profits.

Back office work for banks. Surely there's nothing sensitive there. I wonder what else they'll soon be doing.

It's nice that they're taking away jobs from innocent people so they can give convicts a better education and a better shot when they get out.

Ivhon
06-04-2010, 10:33 AM
Don't know why exactly, but the pic made me think of this article

Outsourcing unit to be set up in Indian jail (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8677486.stm)


Back office work for banks. Surely there's nothing sensitive there. I wonder what else they'll soon be doing.

It's nice that they're taking away jobs from innocent people so they can give convicts a better education and a better shot when they get out.

Im surprised they're getting paid.

GonzoTheGreat
06-04-2010, 10:36 AM
Im surprised they're getting paid.You mean that with such a job they could arrange to get their own money? But that would be criminal, so they wouldn't do that.

Ivhon
06-04-2010, 10:37 AM
You mean that with such a job they could arrange to get their own money? But that would be criminal, so they wouldn't do that.

I actually meant more in the sense that the IT outsourcer had the opportunity to push for free labor. What a score that would have been.

Frenzy
06-04-2010, 10:59 AM
i had a project where it would cost me $500 a day for free labor. Free meaning $500 to pay for the supervisor (City maintenance worker) for the 40 guys working off their community service. But i was told i had to use the City's contract with the Conservation Corps (outside group), which was $1,200 for a crew of 8 to do the day's work.

i only had $5,000 for this project. They bitched at me why i only did 4 days of work when my proposal said 10.

Davian93
06-04-2010, 02:02 PM
i had a project where it would cost me $500 a day for free labor. Free meaning $500 to pay for the supervisor (City maintenance worker) for the 40 guys working off their community service. But i was told i had to use the City's contract with the Conservation Corps (outside group), which was $1,200 for a crew of 8 to do the day's work.

i only had $5,000 for this project. They bitched at me why i only did 4 days of work when my proposal said 10.

God...I love the smell of government in the morning!!!

Sei'taer
06-04-2010, 03:35 PM
God...I love the smell of government in the morning!!!

LOL...you must be smelling the census hire/fire/rehire debate. It smells like burnt lettuce to me or maybe that's still the brussel sprouts I ate a few days ago...

JSUCamel
06-04-2010, 03:50 PM
maybe that's still the brussel sprouts I ate a few days ago...

Poor Al...

Uno
06-04-2010, 03:51 PM
LOL...you must be smelling the census hire/fire/rehire debate. It smells like burnt lettuce to me or maybe that's still the brussel sprouts I ate a few days ago...

Good to know.