amazon quits sluff because the peeps canna talk propa

candace candace at
Sat Mar 4 23:34:59 GMT 2006

On 4 Mar 2006, at 22:09, Randy J. Ray wrote:

>> "Amazon has decided to relocate its customer service centre to Cork 
>> in a
>> bid to take advantage of stronger language skills in Ireland."
> Heh... reminds me of a fairly-recent story in which a Japanese 
> automaker
> (Toyota, I think) pulled out of plans to locate a plant in Mississippi 
> and
> place it in Canada, instead. The reason? Several other makers (I think 
> one was
> Honda) warned them that the workforce there was so badly-educated, 
> they had had
> to translate much of their training manuals into pictorials.
> I *wish* I were kidding.

Except that Nissan actually did build a huge plant in Canton, MS that 
has been a pretty big success.
Also, Mercedes has a plant not far away near Tuscaloosa in Alabama.  
And Kia is currently in talks to put a plant in my hometown of 
Columbus.  In Mississippi.  So, uh...yeah.

Trust me, even I learned to read in the Mississippi public school 


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