Personal Outsourcing

I enjoyed reading A.J. Jacobs’ article on outsourcing his life to India.

I particularly liked the emails his personal assistant wrote on his behalf to stop receiving press releases:

Dear All,
Jacobs often receives mails from Colorado news, too often. They are definitely interesting topics. However, these topics are not suitable for “Esquire.”

Further, we do understand that you have taken a lot of initiatives working on these articles and sending it to us. We understand. Unfortunately, these articles and mails are too time consuming to be read.

Currently, these mails are not serving right purpose for both of us. Thus, we request to stop sending these mails.

We do not mean to demean your research work by this.

We hope you understand too.

Thanking you,

Honey K B

I hadn’t heard about Your Man in India, but it sounds like a great service for expatters in general.

And I think Jacobs is right that there are quite a few good outsourcing companies out there with very motivated employees that are learning fast.

Source: kottke.org

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