Do you want a pint of milk traditionally delivered to your doorstep? Well first of all you’ve got to phone a call centre 6,600 miles away in Manilla in the Philippines to order it. Not very traditional is it!
A woman in Broadstairs, Kent has been placing her milk order with the same woman for 34 years at Milk And More’s Pysons Road depot just up the road from her. I wonder how many pints of milk have been ‘half-inched’ (pinched) off her doorstep by scrotes walking by over the years.
Anyway one day no milk was traditionally placed on her doorstep so she picked up the ‘dog and bone’ (phone) to complain and found out the order department was in the Philippines.
A spokesman at the Aldershot based firm said, “Traditionally (they like that word don’t they) our depots couldn’t service customer calls in the afternoon or evenings, whereas our centralized service (6,600 miles away) allows anyone, anytime, to call us between 8am and 9pm during the week and between 8am and 4pm on Saturday.”
What a load of ‘pony and trap’ (crap) are you telling me no one in a high unemployment area such as Thanet could be found to answer a phone during those hours.
I wrote this blog on Friday 7-15pm but in Manilla it was 02-15am on Saturday, eight hours ahead of us. So their traditional foreign call centre worker is working in the “wee small hours of the morning” and probably for a lot less money than minimum wage here in the UK.
What Milk and More mean is they want workers to work for traditional wages more suited to Victorian times, shame on you!