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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Call Center Mutiny!

posted by on October 28 at 9:32 AM

Even the telemarketers are turning on McCain, reports TPM:

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.

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this must me a Stranger parody.

Posted by cochise. | October 28, 2008 9:37 AM

Americall - protecting Americans (and children) from the Danger of truth

Posted by Fred34 | October 28, 2008 9:37 AM

"Hello, my name is Vincent Twice, Vincent Twice."

Posted by Jeremy from Seattle | October 28, 2008 9:42 AM
Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 28, 2008 9:42 AM

"Williamsí daughter told her that up to 40 of her co-workers had refused to read the script..."

Totally unverified, so the daughter could have been exaggerating or just pulling numbers out of her ass.

Otherwise, I would be impressed that that many people would walk out in defense of their principles--usually the ones working in those goddamned call centers desperately need whatever paying work they can find.

Posted by Hoyt Clagwell | October 28, 2008 9:44 AM

FYI - That part of Indiana is about 45 miles from Chicago, but is pretty damn Red. I grew up in the area. Lots of steel workers and strip malls.

Personally, I find this HILARIOUS.

Posted by bibliogrrl | October 28, 2008 9:52 AM

Originally from Indiana, though the central part, I DO know that Hobart High School's team name is the Brickies, named after the brick yards that used to be in the town.

You're welcome!

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | October 28, 2008 9:54 AM

Why does McCain hate America so?

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 28, 2008 11:06 AM

I actually grew up IN Hobart. @6, it's actually pretty blue, what with the union presence. Personally, nearly all my family, friends and their parents are Democrats. For as far back as I can remember, we had a Democratic mayor and city council except for a brief stretch in the 90s. South of US-30, or east of County Line Road, it can get pretty red, but Hobart is not. Although it does have a pretty racist history.

Posted by Ryno | October 28, 2008 11:25 AM

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