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GET BACK TO WORK! Kirsty Allsopp Warns Brits Of Cheap Labor Replacing UK Jobs

KIRSTIE Allsopp faced backlash online after warning Brits that if they keep working from home, lower-paid foreign workers from far-flung countries will take their jobs.

The Channel 4 property expert who has starred in shows like Location Location Location and Love it or List It presenter took to Twitter as the Government starts to advise Brits to get back to the office, rather than working from home.

Allsopp made the great point that “If your job can be done from home it can be done from abroad where wages are lower.”

“If I had an office job I’d want to be first in the queue to get back to work and prove my worth to my employer.”

“I am terrified by what could be on the horizon for so many.”

Many hit back at the Channel 4 star with Jackie Holland writing: “With a 3hr+ highly stressful daily commute to central London, I politely disagree. Many employers will be embracing the opportunity to move to smaller premises, whilst at least half of their employees continue to support the business extremely well – working from their own homes.”

The Channel 4 star responded: “If the drop was 20% or 30% I’d agree, but 66%!”

Lucy Ford said: “good to know that the only way people can be valuable is by risking their lives at the hand of a pandemic that is in no way less of a threat than it was 4 months ago.”

Lynn Beatie said: “Wtf Kirsty?? Be careful with what you share on social media….inspire, guide, dont scare monger.”

Allsopp replied: “People scaremongering about Covid all day long, if I’m terrified of the economic damage I think it’s important to say so.”

She later tweeted: ” was worried that people were going to lose their jobs, God only knows why I bothered. That’s the last time I attempt to alert anyone to a potentially lethal situation, it’s not worth the hassle. I’m taking a break from this toxic environment. There are nicer places to be.”

Kirsty is right to bring up the point of cheaper foreign labour.

In the mid-1990s telecoms giant BT moved it’s call centres to India – as the country provided the same service for a fraction of the cost of employing UK workers.

However, British customers were not satisfied with the language barriers and poor customer service.

Earlier this year BT said it would bring all its call centres from offshore locations such as India to the UK and Ireland.

The Evening Standard reported: “The telecoms giant had moved its call handling to India and the Philippines to save money, but customers repeatedly cited the use of foreign customer service staff as one of their major gripes about dealing with the company.”

BT said it will move all call centres from India and the Phillipines to Newcastle and Plymouth by 2020, but if British staff are working from home.

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