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Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:07 PM

 

WTF? ObamaCare phone service reps working for private contractors?

I just read a story about Erlang Davis, a woman who got fired from her job as an ObamaCare phone service rep because she fielded a call from Sean "Scammer" Hannity, and the call was on the air.

HR told her she was being fired for having contact with the media. Scammer generously offered to pay Davis her former salary, $26,000 a year.

So, I thought "hmm.... HR? Fired for talking to the media? $26,000 a year? Absurd rules and poverty wages? Must be... a private contractor, not a government job!" I couldn't find the identity of Davis' employer, but sure enough, our President is farming out ObamaCare call center jobs to private contractors that treat people like... well, just like Ms. Davis was treated.

Why do does the White House do this? Why do I bother asking? We all know they do it so the Predator Class members that own the contractor can make another zillion, who cares about the 99% lumpenproles that are smashed against the rocks before being discarded into a future of a [strike]slashed[/strike] strengthened social safety net.

F#$k that s%*t.

"Oh Manny! You suck! Do you want ObamaCare to run like the POST OFFICE?"

Actually, YES I FUCKING DO. Our Post Office does a great job, they're inexpensive, and they pay a living wage. What's not to like? (Other than the Predator Class making more zillions off of it, of course.) And they couldn't possibly have fucked up the computer systems anywhere near as bad as the blessed private-sector nitwits did.

Enough!

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Reply WTF? ObamaCare phone service reps working for private contractors? (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Oct 2013 OP
babylonsister Oct 2013 #1
MannyGoldstein Oct 2013 #2
Puzzledtraveller Oct 2013 #6
solarhydrocan Oct 2013 #8
Name removed Oct 2013 #9
MannyGoldstein Oct 2013 #12
ProSense Oct 2013 #10
phleshdef Oct 2013 #3
MannyGoldstein Oct 2013 #5
phleshdef Oct 2013 #7
MannyGoldstein Oct 2013 #11
leftstreet Oct 2013 #4
Zorra Oct 2013 #13
BluegrassStateBlues Oct 2013 #14
Travis_0004 Oct 2013 #15

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:11 PM

1. Don't you get tired of being so angry?

So what? If they get the job done and willingly accepted or even applied for this job, that's someone employed. Win/win.

The drama!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:13 PM

2. I'm awfully, awfully tired of it. Now a question for you:

 

When did you become a laissez-faire Capitalist?

We're Democrats, we're better than this!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:16 PM

6. Zing!

Right on Manny!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:23 PM

8. +1

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Response to Name removed (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:34 PM

12. Dare I ask?

 

What's a BOA?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:25 PM

10. The OP is weird. n/t

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:13 PM

3. I'm a web applications developer and I work in the private sector and you are insulting me.

 

Aside from that, this is a really asinine thing to gripe about.

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:15 PM

5. And in what way did I insult you?

 

Be specific, thanks!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:19 PM

7. "private sector nitwits"

 

As if just because they were private sector, that is why they did a bad job. I do the same line of work they do, in the private sector, and I'm good at it.

This is the same dumb fucking argument I have with right wingers on my facebook page, just with the coin flipped. Being private sector or public sector has no direct relationship to how good of a job people can do.

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:32 PM

11. I *meant* that they're nitwits who are in the private sector.

 

While being in the private sector sure didn't help them to do a good job, in no way did I mean that everyone in the private sector is a nitwit.

Hell, *I'm* in the private sector. And I don't think that *I'm* a nitwit. Well, usually I don't.

Ah... I'm missing a hyphen in "private-sector". That might help a little.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:15 PM

4. It's a chess move. Stealth-proving we need Single Payer

Get it?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 07:06 PM

13. That's depressing. We're giving all our personal information to employees of private companies.

And after never having been called by a telemarketer on my cell phone, I got my first telemarketing sales pitch on it on Tuesday, from some guy with an Indian accent who lied his ass off to me. So I went to my banks today and did a transaction check to make sure my identity had not been stolen. Everything was OK, but now I will constantly be wondering if someone (besides Experian) is out there selling my personal information.

I hope the these two distressing events are unrelated.

I'm sorry, but contracting all these ACA functions out to private corporations is bullshit. It's just plain wrong. The potential for identity theft is infinite. And I am upset at the government for exposing me to all this. This should all have been done by government employees working in a new, separate branch of government service dedicated strictly to administering the ACA.

Fuck.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 07:07 PM

14. A lot of things are being contracted for Obamacare because

 

when they requested more money for implementation, the GOP House denied extra funding.

Ed talked about it today.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 07:45 PM

15. I think 26,000 a year is a decent salary.

 

Its not the best pay, but there are a lot of people making less who would love to make that much money.

And for the record, even some government jobs have crappy pay. The post office has temp positions open with 0 guaranteed hours, no benefits, and 10.00 an hour. So not even the post office is immune from shitty positions.

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