When our ad ran on Hulu in late November, we got a couple of emails from people that thought our work deprives Americans of opportunity. Some used very strong language:
from Joe ****** <email@example.com> to firstname.lastname@example.org date Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 7:00 PM subject Your company mailing list <info.samasource.org> Filter messages from this mailing list hide details Nov 22
I am about sick and tired of hearing about all these companies like yours that take work that could help our country and take it away from us to give to other countries. The USA is falling apart because of egotistical, money hungry assholes that care more about finding ways to make more money no matter what it does to the rest of us! So as far as I’m concerned bring the work to us or keep your ads off of our AMERICAN television systems!
to Joe, info
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We are a nonprofit helping the poorest people in the world, including low-income entrepreneurs in the US. If you’d like to engage in a constructive dialogue about how we could help more Americans, please let us know — we’d be happy to.
show details Nov 25 I live in Ohio which has one of, if not the highest unemployment rate in the country. I have been looking for work unsuccessfully for over a year. There is an old K-Mart building in my town that would be perfect to renovate into a building that would suit the needs of your company perfectly, which would in turn provide many jobs for my area. If there is anything you could do to get this going, it would be greatly appreciated! I appologize for my previous e-mail, but I hope you can understand the reasoning behind it.