The date was June, 13, 2004, and the headline read, "Short on Priests, U.S. Catholics Outsource Prayer to Indian Clergy." Yup, I thought I'd seen it all! Goes to show you ...
December 9, 2005: "Ogre to Slay? Outsource It to Chinese" (New York Times, page 1—news section). The "factory" is in Fuzhou, China. The workers are youngsters logging 12-hour shifts. Their clientele? Fellow youngsters from "Seoul to San Francisco," as the Times put it. The "work"? The Chinese youngsters are playing the early levels of video games for their affluent "clients," who want to avoid the pain and time associated with those annoying first few levels.
One more: "Developing Nations Lure Retirees, Raising Idea of 'Outsourcing' Boomers' Golden Years"—Wall Street Journal, November 14