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You are NOT allowed to commit suicide: Workers in Chinese iPad factories forced to sign pledges

 
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You are NOT allowed to commit suicide: Workers in Chinese iPad factories forced to sign pledges
Factories making sought-after Apple iPads and iPhones in China are forcing staff to sign pledges not to commit suicide, an investigation has revealed.

At least 14 workers at Foxconn factories in China have killed themselves in the last 16 months as a result of horrendous working conditions.

Many more are believed to have either survived attempts or been stopped before trying at the Apple supplier's plants in Chengdu or Shenzen.
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Well good luck with that.

If there's a will (to stop being a slave workers), there's a way.
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How about stop making devices of shit that are really worthless trash.
In 5 years all = trash.
They are making TRASH!
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05/01/2011 06:20 PM
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Trump wants to close this chinese factory and move it to USA

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man's inhumanity to man, part IIIVXMM

The investigation report showed that during peak periods of demand for the iPad, workers were made to take only one day off in 13. Badly performing workers were humiliated in front of colleagues and workers are banned from talking and are made to stand up for their 12-hour shifts.

They said some workers put in 60 to 80 hours of overtime a month for minimum pay.

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bump

for needed break to Osama-Obama-levee doom.
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man's inhumanity to man, part IIIVXMM

The investigation report showed that during peak periods of demand for the iPad, workers were made to take only one day off in 13. Badly performing workers were humiliated in front of colleagues and workers are banned from talking and are made to stand up for their 12-hour shifts.

They said some workers put in 60 to 80 hours of overtime a month for minimum pay.

[link to www.wgntv.com]
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Welcome to the world of human resources coming soon to a corporation near you
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This is very sad. And a sad statement on humanity.

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man's inhumanity to man, part IIIVXMM

The investigation report showed that during peak periods of demand for the iPad, workers were made to take only one day off in 13. Badly performing workers were humiliated in front of colleagues and workers are banned from talking and are made to stand up for their 12-hour shifts.

They said some workers put in 60 to 80 hours of overtime a month for minimum pay.

[link to www.wgntv.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1360753


And by NOT applying tariffs to all products from China we are all giving implicit approval to enslavement that WILL eventually be instituted in our own nations when we are inevitably broke and FORCED to compete with nations employing these practices.
BRIEF
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What's the penalty for breaking the pledge?
With freedom comes responsibility.

Heterosexual pride!

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What's the penalty for breaking the pledge?
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death
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What's the penalty for breaking the pledge?
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death
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So it's an exercise in futility...they just wasted their time which made our cheap Chinese shit more expensive!

Last Edited by BRIEF on 05/02/2011 12:22 PM
With freedom comes responsibility.

Heterosexual pride!

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05/02/2011 12:26 PM
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but surely the many unemployed here would jump at the chance to take a job like this, if only manufacturing would return to America ...
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What's the penalty for breaking the pledge?
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death
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macgun________dead3__pope
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What's the penalty for breaking the pledge?
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Flogging and a crown of thorns.
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but surely the many unemployed here would jump at the chance to take a job like this, if only manufacturing would return to America ...
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fucking true
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How about stop making devices of shit that are really worthless trash.
In 5 years all = trash.
They are making TRASH!
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That's actually very true.

I repaired electronics for 15+ years. Many of the old items are still going. New stuff? Well, you are lucky if they last. If they don't, you are even luckier if the manufacturer supports the product with parts. Most of the time they do not. The idea is to throw it in the trash.

BTW, have a Magnavox television I use in the basement. Built in 1983-early cable compatible model and it still works like a champ. Televitz in the the living room is a 32" Sony made in 2005 that a friend was going to throw away. Had a bad diode that costs 7 cents. It's worked fine since I replaced it.

My point is that for all of the lip service these companies pay to green this and green that-it's bullshit. If that were true they would build decent products that last and would offer some product support for repair/refurb.

I feel bad for the Chinese workers but this is kind of like the dope trade. There is a demand and that demand will be filled. If people stopped buying this crap, it might change things. But, as long as people will pitch a tent overnight to be lined up in the morning for Apple's latest gadget, there will be slave shops making them. Ditto for the game console companies, etc.
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bump for skeewl work
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The Chinese people could rise up so easily and fix things. It would be so frickin easy. Same with the US. But no, people are sheep and cowards. They let one man brutally control millions. THAT is why you are sheep. It is hilarious to watch idiots in the matrix. The best entertainment ever.

It is also why they deserve the punishment they get. I have zero sympathy for cowards who CHOOSE to live under tyranny.
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Re: You are NOT allowed to commit suicide: Workers in Chinese iPad factories forced to sign pledges
Factories making sought-after Apple iPads and iPhones in China are forcing staff to sign pledges not to commit suicide, an investigation has revealed.

At least 14 workers at Foxconn factories in China have killed themselves in the last 16 months as a result of horrendous working conditions.

Many more are believed to have either survived attempts or been stopped before trying at the Apple supplier's plants in Chengdu or Shenzen.
[link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1365110


Im thinking , this will bring out judgement day.. God will side with those we enslave and let them conquer us as a form of discipline, God has judged his people in the past in similiar manners, letting an enemy conquer them.

That is not right that we still use human slavery

Americans need to make those IPADs in 8 hour a day jobs that pay a living wage..

But of course that would cut into CEO profit..
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The Chinese people could rise up so easily and fix things. It would be so frickin easy. Same with the US. But no, people are sheep and cowards. They let one man brutally control millions. THAT is why you are sheep. It is hilarious to watch idiots in the matrix. The best entertainment ever.

It is also why they deserve the punishment they get. I have zero sympathy for cowards who CHOOSE to live under tyranny.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26146407


If I was a Chinese man, I wouldnt put up with that shit. Id move my family into the country and work the rice paddies if I had too. or go into construction. Build for my fellow men. Chinese is expanding like crazy and theres always a construction boom there. I even think they had one of the worlds records for fastest built skyscraper

FUCK assembly line jobs, Anyone who works for a Chinese slave factory isnt that bright..
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archons do not want any wasted crop before its time.

Metropolis. what, r u another spiritual retard or holographic overlay?
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BTW, have a Magnavox television I use in the basement. Built in 1983-early cable compatible model and it still works like a champ. Televitz in the the living room is a 32" Sony made in 2005 that a friend was going to throw away. Had a bad diode that costs 7 cents. It's worked fine since I replaced it.


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hf i wish more were like you.
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Apple made 26 million in net income in 2011. No doubt they can afford to ship the jobs back to the US and employ Americans at a living wage.




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The Chinese people could rise up so easily and fix things. It would be so frickin easy. Same with the US. But no, people are sheep and cowards. They let one man brutally control millions. THAT is why you are sheep. It is hilarious to watch idiots in the matrix. The best entertainment ever.

It is also why they deserve the punishment they get. I have zero sympathy for cowards who CHOOSE to live under tyranny.
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What day do plan to start the uprising?
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it sounds to me china needs unions...
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Or else what?
“We must keep the people busy with political antagonisms."
“We’ll therefore speed up the question of reform (of tarrifs within) the Democratic Party; and we’ll put the spotlight on the question of protection …(for) the Republican Party."

“By dividing the electorate this way, we’ll be able to have them spend their energies at struggling amongst themselves, on questions that, for us, have no importance whatsoever." - United State Bankers magazine, 1892.
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Trump wants to close this chinese factory and move it to USA

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then trump for president!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!5a
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The Chinese people could rise up so easily and fix things. It would be so frickin easy. Same with the US. But no, people are sheep and cowards. They let one man brutally control millions. THAT is why you are sheep. It is hilarious to watch idiots in the matrix. The best entertainment ever.

It is also why they deserve the punishment they get. I have zero sympathy for cowards who CHOOSE to live under tyranny.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26146407


We are programmed from birth to worship the state. We all must break the programming because it all falls apart once we stop worshiping the state. It is impossible for them to force everyone to do what they want if no one will do it. We make it too easy for them by wanting to follow the crowd. We need a new crowd to follow.

Good news is that it only takes about 5% for the sheep to start following new dogs.
“We must keep the people busy with political antagonisms."
“We’ll therefore speed up the question of reform (of tarrifs within) the Democratic Party; and we’ll put the spotlight on the question of protection …(for) the Republican Party."

“By dividing the electorate this way, we’ll be able to have them spend their energies at struggling amongst themselves, on questions that, for us, have no importance whatsoever." - United State Bankers magazine, 1892.
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The Chinese people could rise up so easily and fix things. It would be so frickin easy. Same with the US. But no, people are sheep and cowards. They let one man brutally control millions. THAT is why you are sheep. It is hilarious to watch idiots in the matrix. The best entertainment ever.

It is also why they deserve the punishment they get. I have zero sympathy for cowards who CHOOSE to live under tyranny.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26146407


If I was a Chinese man, I wouldnt put up with that shit. Id move my family into the country and work the rice paddies if I had too. or go into construction. Build for my fellow men. Chinese is expanding like crazy and theres always a construction boom there. I even think they had one of the worlds records for fastest built skyscraper

FUCK assembly line jobs, Anyone who works for a Chinese slave factory isnt that bright..
 Quoting: APOLLO ILLUMINIST


it's just that easy?

Hi, i want a construction job. I know there are over 1 billion people in this country and i have absolutely ZERO experience, but i want a job in construction. Oh, i also want some land that i can grow rice on. I don't care if somebody already owns it, just give it to me because i want it.

Maybe, they work those jobs because they have no other choice.

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