Growing up, the fact that I was an Army brat was not as significant as it has become in my adult years. My childhood wasn’t regimented as some see in the movies, but respecting the fact that my dad was a military man came easier than listening to the rules of the household.
I remember the “Made in the USA” commercials urging people to buy American. I miss those ads and feel we need them to be resurrected.
Nowadays, finding anything made in the USA is difficult as more and more work is being sent off shore, and more and more imports are accepted and purchased here in this great nation.
This continues even after recent horrible events where products made overseas have been found to be poor quality and even causing death to humans and animals.
Now I am not saying this would not occur here, but we will never know because the cheap (not inexpensive) products are still utilized here because, well, the fact that we off shore so much HAS affected our economy. Couple that with the cheap and dangerous labor practices that other countries have, and who are we really helping here? So many companies and celebrities complain of sweatshops and inhumane practices, but they still find a way to focus energy on using these same services because it saves them a buck and costs the American people jobs, affecting the US economy.
I have said many times, even our personal security is at risk due to the offshoring of our medical and non-medical transcription projects and work. Even your insurance claims for your health, worker’s comp, car and home owner’s insurance are now sent off shore to be processed. Think about the information being shared with those who do not have to follow our rules and regulations. And you worry about healthcare? So now everyone will be able to be exposed to this risk.
Journalists who use these offshore transcription mills run the risk of their hard work being “taken” by someone else and there is nothing that can be done about it. A company’s recordings of roundtable discussions, meetings, etc, all sent to offshore mills with that same risk.
So, as the Fourth of July approaches, and I hear news of some of more and more of our troops coming home, I celebrate the fact that all of CLK Transcription’s work is done here in the USA. CLK Transcription, Inc. is proud to be an American Business.
We have been extremely proud to enable many of those who are family members of our fabulous and respected servicemen and women, and even some veterans themselves, to find assignments with CLK Transcription, helping the wives and mothers stay home and care for the family when the men in their lives fight for our country, helping returning DAVs and veterans in general the ability to earn an income while recuperating or while they attend continuing education classes to move back into the ‘regular’ world.
I am a proud Army Brat. I am a proud American. I am made in the USA and love everything that affords me.
Happy Independence Day America. God Bless our Troops. God Bless the USA!