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Would you outsource your mundane tasks to India?




Indian operators take calls at Quatrro call-centre in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi on December 5, 2008.
Indian operators take calls at Quatrro call-centre in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi on December 5, 2008.
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Have you ever found yourself wading through one of life's mundane tasks, like sitting on hold for hours while you deal with the cable company or booking a flight to your cousin's wedding? Have you ever wished that someone else could just take care of all the boring stuff for you?

Well, as what happens with a lot of things, tech people figured this one out.

It's become popular for them to virtually outsource large portions of their lives, but is it all that it's cracked up to be? Slate's Farhad Manjoo gave it a shot and it turns out that it can be pretty awful.