quote: people can whine about human rights and atrocities
quote: Or, which one would you pick: an iPhone that costs $200 because it's made in the U.S., or the pretty Android phone that's only $100 because it's made in China?
quote: If they want to leave they can leave.
quote: Foxconn at the request of Apple and Chinese state officials has made some steps to decrease the suicide rates. It's hired counselors and given workers dummies to beat on to vent their rage.
quote: I would hope that the "dummy" I was allowed to beat up would be the plant manager or his direct supervisor...
quote: There are shadows of progress on the march to human rights to be found here
quote: Beating the crap out of something out of something periodically probably isn't a healthy long-term solution.
quote: "They (the Chinese people) just work, and work and work, and then die".
quote: Think of it as DailyTech letting Dell, HP, Microsoft, Amazon, and Sony off the hook, by shifting their share of the blame onto Apple, for what goes on at Foxconn's factory.
quote: Yup, I bet there are more suicides in the American porn industry than there are at Foxconn!
quote: Mental illness and depression can occur within any demographic, regardless of age and employment status.
quote: "Each employee would sign a 'voluntary overtime affidavit,' in order to waive the 36-hour legal limit on your monthly overtime hours. This isn't a bad thing, though, as many workers think that only factories that offer more overtime are 'good factories,' because 'without overtime, you can hardly make a living.'"
quote: There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.