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Web .com closes Yarmouth NS office, and half of other staff, offshores to Philippines

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https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/business/local-business/198-employees-told-webcom-is-closing-down-its-yarmouth-location-after-18-years-in-community-384321/

Web.com group, Inc, of Jacksonville FL, is closing it's office in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. They are sending those jobs to the Philippines, as well as the jobs of nearly 90 people in Hazleton, PA. This takes a large amount of the support staff, and gives it to overseas agents.

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41 minutes ago, NinJake said:

Never heard of it. Sorry to hear if you were employed there. There's always a better job somewhere, just gotta find it!

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5 hours ago, NinJake said:

Never heard of it. Sorry to hear if you were employed there. There's always a better job somewhere, just gotta find it!

yarmouth nova scotia is not really a place for a ton of potential good jobs, but head westward and lots of opportunity

 

3 hours ago, HarryNyquist said:

Yet another company degrading their customer service below the bottom line in the name of money.

true dat, for the bottom line hence profit

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15 hours ago, HarryNyquist said:

Yet another company degrading their customer service below the bottom line in the name of money.

On the other hand it helps to drive the technology industry in the Philipines, even if it's just a little.


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17 hours ago, HarryNyquist said:

Yet another company degrading their customer service below the bottom line in the name of money.

You got that right. Every time I see a company move their customer service overseas, even to an English speaking country, it plummets in quality.


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Not surprising. By the sounds of the letter, they're downsizing and getting rid of unnecessary staff. As any smart business would do. There's no reason to hold on to redundant employees. People need to realize we're now in a global marketplace, and yes, jobs will go where they're cheaper. Web.com has 3,500 employees. This was a drop in the bucket. 

 

On 12/5/2019 at 12:16 PM, HarryNyquist said:

Yet another company degrading their customer service below the bottom line in the name of money.

Just by going overseas doesn't mean the quality is necessarily downgraded. I've always received excellent service from overseas call centers. It mostly comes down to training. 

On 12/5/2019 at 3:48 PM, amdorintel said:

true dat, for the bottom line hence profit

Exactly. As any successful business would. 

On 12/6/2019 at 3:47 AM, williamcll said:

On the other hand it helps to drive the technology industry in the Philipines, even if it's just a little.

It won't, though. It'll fuel their call center employee base, very slightly. 


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On 12/6/2019 at 8:16 AM, HarryNyquist said:

Yet another company degrading their customer service below the bottom line in the name of money.

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"nor the value they brought to the organization"

 

"done more cost effectively with the same level of quality"

 

 

These are contradicting statements, she's saying the foreign homies offer more value than the local ones.

 

  

6 hours ago, dizmo said:

Just by going overseas doesn't mean the quality is necessarily downgraded. I've always received excellent service from overseas call centers. It mostly comes down to training. 

I've worked with several geographies from europe asia and south america, there's certain ones that I much prefer to work with because they do better work with less attitude and others are more problematic for cultural reasons.  


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48 minutes ago, AnonymousGuy said:

 

These are contradicting statements, she's saying the foreign homies offer more value than the local ones.

 

  

I've worked with several geographies from europe asia and south america, there's certain ones that I much prefer to work with because they do better work with less attitude and others are more problematic for cultural reasons.  

You'e been lucky. I've found quality of service almost always plummets when their customer service or tech help is moved offshore.


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8 hours ago, dizmo said:

 

Just by going overseas doesn't mean the quality is necessarily downgraded. I've always received excellent service from overseas call centers. It mostly comes down to training.

And how much the company is willing to pay for the call centre.  It doesn't matter that it's overseas, what matters is they can pay people less in those countries.  A good quality call centre in India is still good, but a cheap one is painful. 


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On 12/5/2019 at 11:48 PM, amdorintel said:

yarmouth nova scotia is not really a place for a ton of potential good jobs, but head westward and lots of opportunity

Hard disagree. I moved to Edmonton Alberta (from Halifax NS) several years ago. It’s not a very nice place to live. I was struggling to find regular work as a Land Surveyor (working in the oil field). I had 2 pretty awful years barely making ends meet as an Assistant. I should have been promoted a year ago, but all the land surveying companies were downsizing to nothing. The work was hard and I was constantly insulted and treated like scum. Then I moved to Paris. Lots of work there. I got a job in a week. I am no longer treated like trash, the food is better and working in mild weather is a real treat.  And it’s actually a nice city with lots to do. 
 

tl;dr Don’t go west. Move to Paris instead (if you work in construction). 

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On 12/10/2019 at 3:58 AM, kokakolia said:

It’s not a very nice place to live.

Agreed, not very nice place to live is putting it mildly ;)

 

On 12/10/2019 at 3:58 AM, kokakolia said:

I was struggling to find regular work as a Land Surveyor (working in the oil field).

well active rigs are down

 

 

On 12/10/2019 at 3:58 AM, kokakolia said:

Then I moved to Paris.

How were you able to move to Paris and work?

I loved Paris when I was there!

On 12/10/2019 at 3:58 AM, kokakolia said:

tl;dr Don’t go west. Move to Paris instead (if you work in construction). 

True, with the economy the way it is is famine time, not feast time.

Not many people have passports, let alone the cash to even fly to Paris though working anywhere in the EU is always a thumbs up, especially in UK, France, Germany but I dunno about the other countries. I keep hearing Spain is a cheap place to live, I been there to and I liked it though the mediteranean sea is a sewer

 

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@amdorintel I am a French and Canadian citizen. I was basically vacationing in Paris to visit my parents in May and then didn’t take my return flight back to Canada. There was no work for me in Canada. And Edmonton is kinda awful... No reason to go back. 


Paris is overhauling its transportation system. There’s a huge shortage of workers. And there’s plenty of work for at least 10 years. Especially since French people lift their noses at construction jobs. They don’t wanna get dirty and they’re all fighting over white collar jobs (which are so much harder to get). Anyways, if you can speak French you’re basically hired. I basically applied to 10 jobs and got hired within the week. 
 

The thing is, you won’t live a lavish American lifestyle in Paris. But having stable work and living well is better than having no work and living broke inside of a cockroach/mouse infested apartment eating spaghetti in a shady neighborhood. Yeah, I don’t miss Edmonton. 

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