Daily Mail: "Factories making sought-after Apple iPads and iPhones in China are forcing staff to sign pledges not to commit suicide, an investigation has revealed."
Yup! So I guess they will be suing dead people right? *Jumps of a building* Well ma'am, before you go into the burial ground, we need you to appear in court due to you voiding your contract.
There families perhaps?
No there isn't going to be any lawsuit or suing of some kind, not to their families too, it's just to make sure they are not thinking about it.
thats mind control and it wouldn't pass in the usa. its a shame that those 14 workers had to work in such bad conditions and basically become some type of martyrs for the world to take notice.
In some states, it's illegal to commit suicide. I never really seen anything being done, when people fail to kill themselves.
But, if a person wanted to die, let them, I don't see how it effects another, just maybe a companys reputation, but if it got to that point, maybe something is wrong with the company, and not the person.
I think it's to do with the workers family suing the company.
Lol, not exactly a classy move! Seems odd that you can sign away your family's legal rights over there!
Oh wow. Pure absurd comedy. Poor people they didn't choose to be born there...
Although Foxconn is actually one of the better places to work. It seems the suicide rate in other companies in much higher according a couple reports I read.
Yeah, I think it's just to assure that they are not thinking of that thought.
Wow horrible story show how cheep human life can be
"Conditions are harsh and they don't have a social life. Their life is just working in a factory and that is it.'" Why would anyone wanna live like that?
f*king hell man! China again! these farking government man! why can't these people quit the job instead of committing suicide? these people work 16hours a day man...or MORE o_O
"why can't these people quit the job instead of committing suicide? " Ok, so quit the job and feed your family rocks? Cus its not like theres high paying jobs all around in China
contradiction much?! quitting the job or committing suicide will still leave the family helpless...so wtf are you on about?
^^^ They're in a hopeless situation in a life they hate You have no empathy
I find it hard to believe that Apple couldn't use their influence to help make things better over there if they cared. If nothing else, they could find another factory to build their warez.
Key words: if they cared
dont blame apple or other companies that hire them. blame the management that treat their employee like shit and sell it as an 'advantage' to hire them. blame china's president wu for keeping chinas currency low to keep their export margin high. and also, blame the end consumer that refuse to pay more. like it or not, foxconn is way a better place to work rather then nike's sweatshop in indonesia. but do YOU give a rat's ass about that when buying nike?
I don't buy Nike. I also don't buy Apple, but it's more because of the ridiculous prices than this. Now that I know about this, I've got another reason not to buy Apple.
@megaton cheaper product has higher chance to exploit third world country. Apple and Nike is the exploited ones because they are huge brands. like it or not, apple is the ONLY company who bothers checking foxconn working environment and releasing it to shareholders/public as an consideration.
I think the only reason they checked is because the media learned that its employees were dropping like flies.
puttin this here: SUICIDE TRANSCENDS LEGALITIES!
How many people commit a suicide in this factories, it must be serious issue out there. They should prevent it, not make people to sign some stupid form, that will not change anything. No point to sue dead people...
Instead of making people sign forms not to commit suicide (which is ridiculously stupid), how about try to increase the working conditions in order to prevent suicides in the first place? The Chinese may be the fastest growing economy, but they are some stupid people.
this sounds terrible.
its like saying to a drug addict " here this is the drugs but don't take them " .
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