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#1 Ryan 3000

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:02 PM

A liberal Chinese newspaper company, Southern Weekly, sent an undercover reporter to work in Foxconn's iPhone factory in Shenzhen. What he found was a group of overworked, underpaid, stressed out workers. The investigation began due to several recent employee suicides at the factory.
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Even if I buy from other companies that overwork their employees, Foxconn will never again see my business, nor any other company that has suicidal workers. And I'm putting the iPhone on hold, looking at a Droid or HTC for my next phone instead.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 02:29 PM

And I'm putting the iPhone on hold, looking at a Droid or HTC for my next phone instead.


I bet they all come from the same factory.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 02:29 PM

If you don't buy from any compny that has suicidal workers you may have to do without quite a lot.I've worked for about 10 different companies and there has been a suicide at 2 of them.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:59 PM

I don't want this to sound wrong, but I'm making sure they regret 'getting caught' at least. One down a million to go, you know?

And trollocks, keyword 'several' suicides. As would indicate excessively stressful work conditions.

Edited by Ryan 3000, 21 May 2010 - 04:02 PM.

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