Fancy a new job? No qualifications are required and there are no interviews to
pass. You can do it from your own home in front of a computer and, if the
employer is to be believed, you will be doing the world a service at the
same time. The only drawback is the salary: as little as one US cent
(roughly ½p) an hour.
After years of globalisation in which rich western economies farmed out dull,
repetitive jobs to developing nations, the tables may be about to be turned
as businesses start to employ westerners in so-called virtual sweatshops.