30 Days

Season 2 Episode 2


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 02, 2006 on Planet Green
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An unemployed American ventures to India for 30 days to observe the effects of job outsourcing on the Indian culture.

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  • What a great show!

    I really like this show. I'm not a part of the Neilsen rating system so I don't have to critique whether this show is accurate, degrading, or whatever. Its accuracy ISN'T the point - believe it or not, it's a comedy and that's all. Nobody is trying to make a "statement". For you people who think that this new TV show is degrading or whatever, you obviously need to "get a life" because you take yourself WAY too seriously. I work with Indians (located in the U.S. and "offshore") and believe it or not, they have a very good sense of humor and also probably think this show is entertaining and funny.moreless
  • This show was very representative of the life of many Indians. It showed both the good and the not so good. Not everyone lives in poverty but not everyone is rich either.moreless

    I have very good friends in India. I spoke with them following this film and they confirmed everything in the episode. India is a developing country. They have come a very long way in recent years in large part because of the new jobs made available through outsourcing. There are also a huge number of people living there in concentrated areas. Well-to-do live in among the poor as shown. The home he stayed in was immaculate and the family obviously educated, however, right outside was the garbage. I don't think the creator was suggesting that there are not Indians that do programming or any other host of high level, high tech jobs. That doesn't change the overall status of things as they currently are.moreless
  • I am embarrassed to be an American after watching this episode because Chris is a poor excuse of an American. He continues to question the family he is staying with lifestyle. Plain and simple, Chris is damaging that family and needs to go.moreless

    This was an interesting episode. I never knew about the job opportunity in India. I hope that if there is going to be another episode as this one, please don't ever get a person like Chris again. There was a riot and he is asking millions of questions instead of trying to leave for safety. The one thing that hurt this episode was when Chris kept asking the man's wife if she enjoys working at home or want to work outside the house. She didn't want to answer but he kept pressuring her. He was very wrong for doing that.moreless
  • Outsourcing to Asia is just another form of slavery and non-beneficial to the general U.S. public.

    First, I've worked in the tech industry for many years, including the manufacturing sector and have witnessed first hand the impact of outsourcing American jobs to India. When watching this show I realize the producer was attempting to make us feel better about the whole idea, however it only made me feel stronger that we, the people, should not support, buy from companies that outsource over seas. For those readers who are African American, did the homes an poverty shown in this episode bring you to realize that this outsourcing is nothing more than finding a way to continue slavery? We have no right bringing our culture to these people let alone give them our jobs. The impact of our occupation in India has yet to show it's ugly face to the world. For those who run "global businesses" and say "a global economy helps the world" is full of it. It's their way of trying to hide the fact that they, the C level executives, are the only one's who benefit from outsourcing.moreless
  • Bleeding heart documentary appealing to viewer's emotions about outsourcing, low on facts and insight into why jobs are actually being outsourced.

    People who are afraid of outsourcing don't understand that we are living in a global economy and that with advancing technology this is going to be the way things are from now on.. companies can and will source work to whichever workers can do that work the most efficiently for the best price.

    This documentary makes an appeal for the hearts of its viewers but lacks in mental substance. Why should our government step in to prevent outsourcing? This sort of action would be borderline communist, in my opinion, there is no alternative to outsourcing other than workers here being the best at their jobs so that the work can't be outsourced


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