100% American VA Company.........Riiiiiiiight

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Maybe it is just the Army Ranger Wife in me, or maybe it is just knowing that I have worked my tail off for the past 2 ½ years to build a business that actually pays the bills; I am not sure which, but this weekend I received an interesting comment on my one of my blog posts and decided to research other VA companies.

So, I Googled "virtual assistant", and I think it pulled up some 13,000,000 results.  I clicked on a link that took me to a VA page that said it was 100% American VA company.  We will call them Company X.  Their rates were unbelievably low.  I clicked on the tab to the FAQ, and it answered what I already knew.  A portion of their business is located in the US, the rest of the VA work is completed in overseas. 

After feeling a little agitated, I looked up another company.  It was the same company with a different look and name to their website.

Maybe it’s just me; maybe I’m jealous?  Maybe it’s all this talk about American jobs in the political arena.  I don’t think it matters why.  It chaps my……butt!!  We have heard so much in the news and debates about jobs, Jobs, JOBS.  American jobs. 

My plea: I know that VAs can work from anywhere, but my hope is that before you choose a company to assist you, you find out who you are really working with.  

I realized in my anger that I have been hypocritical.  I have been negligent.  When I go grocery shopping, I pick products off the shelf without thinking twice about where it was made.  My husband and I have decided to buy American products only.  It may be a small step, but we want to invest in our nation-in our people.  Can you imagine what would happen if we all checked the labels for "made in the USA" on the products and goods before we buy?

Thanks for listening!

 

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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jacinda,  You are so right, we need to buy American, that is how we can get things turn around again.  Great blog.  Suggested.

Oct 20, 2012 01:06 AM #1
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
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I always try to buy American.  More so now than in the past will I exert the effort to do this.  Sometimes it is impossible-- try to find a pair of golf shoes made in the USA...  But cars, and appliances are still made here.  Not TVs, however.  Protectionist?  Yes.  But it is what we need to do.

Oct 20, 2012 01:11 AM #2
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Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
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I'm with you and would love to see American Made products hit the stores & shelves once again like I remember from my growing up days.  I'm one of those "mature" folks and will be 71 this month.

I look at labels and tags, etc and it is a real challenge to find "Made In America" on them.  Whenever I am fortunate enough to find something Made In American I announce it out loud and the folks around me will come and look as well.

Have a great weekend.  Sue of Robin and Sue

Oct 20, 2012 01:15 AM #3
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Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
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Jacinda, interesting blog.  There is information out there to tell you where products are from.  It is right on the barcode.  Depending on the first 3 numbers on that barcode, it will tell you where it is manufactured.  Maybe I should do a blog as it relates to this.

Oct 20, 2012 01:25 AM #4
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