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Now They’re Outsourcing Your Kids’ Fast Food Jobs, Too

By Alexander Russo — May 23, 2007 1 min read

First went the manufacturing jobs. Then the back office call centers and tech support functions went overseas. Then, just a few years ago though it seems like an eon, we learned about tutoring from across the world. Most recently, editors started looking for overseas reporters to cover domestic news (Pasadena, to be specific). Now, one more step: outsourced fast-food order-taking. As this USA Today story describes, it hasn’t gone international yet, but that’s just a matter of time: ‘Want fries with that?’ could be coming from Delaware. What’s next?

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