Source: PC World
quote: While his employees are reportedly enduring hellish working conditions, billionaire Foxconn chief is enjoying a dream life. He recently married his much younger dance teacher (left).
quote: I was actually not really referring to this post other than what I quoted " Dammed if you do, dammed if you don't ". Meaning, you do apply that logic elsewhere and to other companies, but not to Apple. Apple is charmed no matter what they do.
quote: Yup, and a whole lot more... I personally don't think this is Apple's problem.
quote: But not true for Apple. They aren't damned no matter what they do
quote: I would guess that there's already significantly more people on this planet than there are jobs for them to earn a living at.
quote: It makes no sense to suggest a population can grow substantially, but the number of jobs remain more or less static.
quote: Growing populations dictate, quite simply, that economies must grow as well to accommodate them.
quote: After all, the whole point of applying technology to work/business is to allow humans to have to do less and less work themselves, is it not?
quote: stay on articleComparing how the CEO of any company lives in contrast to the lowest end of the company's spectrum is inane.
quote: Disregarding responsibility, education and experience of a CEO and making brainless assembly line workers seem like the down trodden.
quote: These workers want to work, its not slavery!
quote: When these robotic assembly lines take over and cause all these 'poor folks' to be unemployed lets see how society reacts. Dammed if you do, dammed if you don't.
quote: It's effectively slavery.
quote: There wouldn't be a single person working at Foxconn if he could make it that way.
quote: The CEO's comments are just adding fuel to the fire.
quote: The lack of compassion is where you are so cool with this guy replacing a large portion of his 100,000 thinking and reasoning employees with robots
quote: Machines require energy to run which costs more money. Machines require maintenance and trained technicians. Machines pollute the environment in a country that is already the highest polluter in the world.
quote: I think you are on the right track Reclaimer -- tell Apple to stuff their iPads up their poop-chutes sideways.
quote: You want to do something about how Foxconn treats its people?
quote: I don't see why I should be forced into the position that if one concedes automation makes sense, he's a big old evil person lacking in compassion. Come on, that's ridiculous!...to hell with you, sir.
quote: The car you drive, assuming you own one, was also made mostly with automated robots. OMG, why aren't you riding a bike? Where's your compassion!!!???
quote: uhh "facts"? Machines don't eat food. They don't crap thousands of pounds of fecal matter into the sewage systems. They don't drive cars, etc etc etc. I'm pretty sure all told, these machines have FAR less of an ecological footprint than your average person.
quote: I have not contributed one solitary dollar to Apple over the course of my entire lifetime. Fact. So I'm right there with you here.
quote: Honestly? Not really. I have my own problems, and my country has it's own problems. And I'm sorry that some people in China have it bad, but there's just nothing I can do about it beyond boycotting Apple.
quote: I don't feel that makes me a bad person, sorry. I'm not Bill Gates. What do you want from me?
quote: I'm probably doing the only thing I CAN do as an American already: I refuse to buy Apple products.
quote: I could care less about what happens at Foxconn, just being honest.
quote: I'm more concerned about some of these idiots trying to turn America into a version of Communist China, than I am about what's happening in China.
quote: The suicide rate at Foxxconn was lower than the per-capita average suicide rate in China.
quote: When Foxconn holds a job fair to fill 5,000 positions, they receive hundreds of thousands of applications. APPLICATIONS!
quote: I seriously doubt that. Where is he saying that?
quote: The mans first language is NOT English. Stop going with the sensationalist slant of the author and use your head. He's not calling his workers literal animals.
quote: The researchers concluded that China's suicide victims are typically women with personal or financial problems who make snap decisions to kill themselves. Workplace conditions are generally not the reason for suicide.
quote: Well, duh. You gotta put food on the table, you take any job available. The choice is starvation or humiliation - if the plantation is hiring, you take off your shirt and prepare to be whipped.
quote: Comparing how the CEO of any company lives in contrast to the lowest end of the company's spectrum is inane. Disregarding responsibility, education and experience of a CEO and making brainless assembly line workers seem like the down trodden. These workers want to work, its not slavery!
quote: Its a catch 22 for the plutocracy. You need people to make SOME money so they can buy your products, but at the same time you have to keep them poor and uneducated so as to consolidate wealth for yourself and prevent new wealth from displacing your horde.
quote: Even in America, people don't get rich working at entry level factory jobs. Hello? I guess all of our CEO's are scum too? I mean come on, enough with this goddamned Socialist "I'm the 99%" nonsense, it's getting us nowhere fast.
quote: See you guys always get this wrong. The rich "control" nothing. They don't own the Government, not at all.What's been happening is the Government, who holds all the power, has instituted a pay-to-play system.Even local Government's work this way. If you want to play, you gotta pay.
quote: The rich "control" nothing.