What's Hawt: "Over 300 Employees at Foxconn’s Xbox 360 production plant threatened to commit suicide by jumping off a building, after they were denied wage increases."
Wow that is insane.
Yup... that's China for you!
But if they jump cause bloody mess die, they never have a wage packet again.
Plus they would never have the plesure of making all them 720's
he he he
That'll solve everything. There will be plenty of job openings.
Well if you haven't realized it yet but according to the morons on capital hill the united states is 9+ trillion dollars in debt & relying on federal loans from international banks.Sooner or later the international banks are gonna get fed up with the united states leeching off them & stop loaning the united states anymore federal loans from their banks.
P.S.expect major job cuts every where by companies throughout the united states throughout this year & beyond followed by another illegal war for profit.
Yes, this is the United States fault. It has nothing to do with China treating workers like garbage. /s
Weather you know it or not, you described a recession. Just like the one that has been going on for four years. Where the hell have you been? And it is has been getting better here in the US. Unemployment is down, and the economy is improving. Time to take off the apocalyptic tin foil hat.
If they bring the assembly line here at home this will stop and will create jobs.
Yes, but then Microsoft's profit margins will decrease because they'll have to pay more to manufacture the hardware (higher wages in the states, worker's rights, you know), and then Microsoft will have to increase the price of the console to maintain profits so they can maintain share growth or else a bunch of old, greedy, daytraders will sell their stocks and the economy may collapse and perhaps people will smarten up to the idea that capitalism is a terrible joke of a system. But that won't happen, because the Foxconn will just find 300 other people in China who are willing to work for slave's wages.
Greed from unions Is what messes some of this shit up. Unions helps Protect the worker. These days some unions are asking for more and more every yr ridiculious .
Greed from unions? Perhaps unions step over the line once in a while, but considering that the difference in salary between corporate executives and average employees has been increasing over time at a drastic rate, and continues to increase, I would say the unions simply exist to try and protect the workers from being overworked and underpaid. But yes, some, a very small amount of what's hurting our economy, might be attributed to the abuses of unions. Once again, though, people tend to look at the small leaks in the plumbing while ignoring the gaping holes. It's kind of like how Republicans lament the 20 billion dollars the US loses every year to illegal immigration but completely ignores the more than 800 billion dollars we spend on the military (including weapons development and security contracts with Private Military Contractors in the Middle East).
If these directionless "Occupy ____" hippies redirected their strengths towards specifically decreasing CEO wages and increasing minimum wages, then maybe we'd see some real progress. But no, people ride the "capitalism has failed, bro! It's not our fault for sitting around and taking it; it's not like the majority's actions/demands have anything to do with how effective capitalism can be!" train. People call for drastic changes instead of changes that will actually make a difference and improve things. They gather and wave around random signs, ranging from "Pay my tuition!" to antisemitic crap. They'll keep voting for puppet presidents and think things will improve. People are blind and emotionally-driven. It's pathetic. They need to open their eyes and realize that capitalism has "failed" because they haven't REALLY taken drastic action. These specific Chinese workers however.....they put the occupiers to shame. Look at how they resist being treated by rats by refusing to work and make a statement that would take a hundred workers just to clean up before the streets below became a landmark and a symbol of oppression. Foxconn can "get more workers", but they can't stop a message so bold.
*SMH* @ some of the comments above lololol but on a serious note, I don't think it's a problem limited at Foxconn. Chinese labour on the whole is abusive compared to that in the USA, but they do accept more crap for less pay. I've been reading where a lot of city workers are heading back to the countryside to do farming for an easier lifestyle in exchange for better wages. As much as people hate to hear it, someone has to make those iPhones and Xbox 360s... and most don't care the sweat and toil going in to how it was made.
I don't care about the sweat and toil that goes into making them. But then I don't have to. It's up to the people who work there to try and make a change. I think this is a bit extreme but if more tried to make a change then they would get a better life and we might get some work back in our own countries.
You do realise they live in a Communist country and for them to make a change would equal mass deaths, by way of the might of the Chinese army crushing them into insignificance. It's not a Democratic country where you can just vote out the guy and say it's "not fair". I also agree with the comment below by Hano, the reason why the jobs are going to China and all the other countries, is because of pure greed to cut costs and save as much cash as possible...to fuel that jet to get to and from work.
Deadeye, people like you and me and other Americans demand high quality products at low cost, and we have no problem with shipping jobs overseas to satisfy our demands as long as it doesn't affect us directly. But when it does start to affect us directly, we look for people to blame. You've accomplished the incredible feat of blaming Chinese workers, who are willing to work for scraps to help put food on the table. I blame our greed rather than their humility.
Good comments all round kaveti.. Some peoples attitudes remind me of 'an inspecter calls.'
The American companies are as much to blame as the Chinese ones for these abhorrent conditions.
smart move smart move, this will probably open the eyes of the world. it would a made crazy headlines had it happened. this might be a trend in 3rd tier countries
They shouldnt kill themselves over that.... They should be killed for wanting to kill themselves over money...........
So thoughtful. Put yourself in their conditions and you might say otherwise. They don;t have it near as easy as we do in Europe or America.
i still think killing yourself over money is ridiculous... i understand they poor and need more money, but, u only get to live once.... i know you can argue against me, but come on....
I honestly doubt they would have jumped though. I just think it was a drastic threat to scare the bosses. It did not work though. China is so messed up.
It's funny that everybody seems to be missing the full picture. Do you think Microsoft, Apple and all those other crooked companies don't know what is going on in Foxconn? Of course they'll act as innocent sheep while they are direct accomplices. They simply don't care. Human life and misery for profit is the name of the game. The next time you buy that Ipad or xbox, just remember that it could be immersed in blood.
If you're going to be that much of a spastic over money, then they just should have jumped. No wonder they didn't get a pay rise. Muppets.
Well if Foxconn has a dead peasant insurance on each of these guys they will make a shit load of $$$ after the suicide.
real life red ring of death?
We need social change so we can end all this suffering in the world!
Cheers Everybody & Good Luck!
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