Hey AppleInsider, TODAY they will be roughly 55 suicides in the US. Maybe you can make a separate article on each one of those, instead of looking all the way to China for suicides, for the purpose of desperately trying to tie it to Apple. Foxconn employs like a million people and works for dozens of companies- a suicide isn't tantamount to Tim Cook murdering a worker as these stories often imply. Oh, and this person killed himself out of fear that they would be laid off. If it was up to the internet, all these workers WOULD be laid off so they can either all go commit suicide or starve to death, because obviously that would be preferable to the "evil" Foxconn.
This is awesomely ironic!
First of all, I'd like to congratulate all of the Mike Daiseys of the world and other lying anti-Apple activists for a job well done! This poor worker no longer has to worry about being overworked and working under "terrible", "inhumane" and "sadistic" conditions anymore.
If we're lucky, thousands more will be laid off, and who knows how many of those will suddenly get the urge to jump from some roof? This is what the activists want after all. And maybe in the future, Apple will pull most manufacturing out of China completely. That'll also be awesome. If that were to happen, expect the roof jumping to increase tenfold at least!
Sounds like China trying to make Apple look bad again, unfortunately they are reusing old ways of trying to make Apple look bad.
Copying other things to make up bad news, next they'll be using footage from Top Gun in an attempt to make it look like they shot down an American plane.
saarek wrote: »
See, despite all of the so called labour complaints they really do love their jobs & would rather die than lose the job
Apple is, at least.
And this is somehow Apple's fault?
Where did this "reporter" learn to do research for articles? It appears like he probably used the totally misleading hack piece by the NYTimes. This statement from the article is patently false: ".....Foxconn was prompted to install safety nets at its mega-factories years ago after a number of workers took to the roof and committed high-profile suicides in an effort to draw attention to working conditions and wages." There is absolutely no evidence that they committed suicide to "draw attention" to work conditions and wages! It was a handful of suicides in a short period of time - suicides often come in a series - by young adults who had moved far away to new cities leaving their support groups of family and friends behind for the first times in their lives. The reality is that even during that period, the Foxconn community of 400,000 workers still had a lower suicide rate for both China and the US as a whole, and even lower than for high school students in the US.
mrallister wrote: »
Not true, Apple has NO manufacturing jobs in the United States, Apple provides thousands of jobs on the United States. But Apple doesn't manufacture it own products, it outsources that. Most of the thing that go into Apple products are made here.