Editorial: Unmindful, Neglectful-A A +A
Monday, September 2, 2013
WITH the number of unemployed and underemployed increasing almost every after graduation time, or even almost monthly, it is no longer a great wonder why many are pursuing employment with call centers, or the business process outsourcing outfits.
No doubt, BPOs had become a significant factor in giving jobs to Bacolodnons and Negrenses. Those who prove to be unqualified in certain works, either because of falling short of the company requirements or the lack of patrons, may always resort to the call center industry as a good and potent alternative for their jobs-hunting.
And BPOs, unarguably, have given Bacolod City and Negros Occidental a place in the information technology top list owing to the jobs these have generated, as well as harnessing allied IT manpower and personnel management.
The fate of several Interface Techno-Phil Bacolod employees is not new. At least, not the latest to have been reported among other employees who had lost their jobs due to the closure of certain call center accounts.
While call center companies may lure their employees and job applicants with high pay and other benefits not available in other firms, it is the usual case of BPO workers to be easily terminated from their jobs.
Are the provisions of the Labor Code of the Philippines not applicable to the BPO industry?
Why could some call center firms afford to operate without even securing a business permit?
Why are they that bold in defying certain rudimentary rules pertaining to labor?
If they can afford to be this neglectful and unmindful of basic rules in their operation, there is no great wonder why they can operate unlawfully.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 02, 2013.