The question of outsourcing is often discussed on the wreck, and so I
submit this for your consideration.
(excerpted from The Philadelphia Inquirer 12/11/04)
It seems the nation that gave us Avril Lavigne, Peter Jennings,
Michael J. Fox and Diana Krall is facing a serious employment crisis.
Not enough doctors? Lawyers? Flannel-shirt makers?
Nope. Turns out there's a critical shortage of strippers in the land
of moose and maple syrup.
That's right, the scarcity is so severe that for the last five years,
Canadian officials have relaxed immigration laws to get pole dancers
to move their assets up north.
The government added exotic dancers to a list of sorely needed
"skilled professionals" (alongside computer specialists, nannies and
professors), so they could fast-track work visas for gals with nothing
but a G-string and a dream.
That's what analysts call a boom-and-bust economy.
Not surprisingly, the lawmakers who massaged the regulations turned
red-faced when Canadian newspapers finally exposed the scam.
And late last week, officials vowed to close the loophole, if not the
If you ask me, the entire affair makes one wonder why Canada can't
grow its own exotic dancers.
Is it too cold?
"People funny. Life a funny thing." Sonny Liston
Thomas J.Watson - Cabinetmaker (ret.)
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)