Monday, June 14, 2004

Offshoring Run Amok

You know that offshoring has hit the big time when the Roman Catholic Church outsources prayers to Indian priests.

I wouldn't have believed the post (via BoingBoing) unless I went to the NY Times and confirmed it myself.

It seems that folks will pay priests $5 to say a prayer for a specific purpose. Because of the shortage of available priests in the US (insert your tasteless joke here), these requests are being routed to India, where the going rate for a prayer is $.90.

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