[if you like iphone] 16 suicide in a chinese factory in the last 6 months

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#1
i hesitate to use the word "sweat shop" since honestly i know nothing about this factory's management.

but here is the story, some months ago, an employee of this factory committed suicide because the factory's management suspected that he had stolen an iphone, and acoording to news report, the management used VERY harsh way to handle the matter before the suicide happaned. the matter caused apple computer's concern, and have pressed the factory to reconsider it's management strategy.

since this incident, 11 more employees ended their lifes. The boss of the factory had to fly all the way from Taiwan to south china to address the issue a copule days ago. The boss appologized for what had happened. So far these 12 deaths are comfirmed and reported.

Yet, since the boss visit and within 24 hours thereafter, sources on the internet alleged that there are 4 more attempted suicides. 1 of them is now confirmed. the rest are still considered to be rumours.
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Who cares as long as I can keep getting my steady supply of sweet, packaged individualism in the form of the latest iGadgets?
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His location is Hong Kong, and judging by the brokeness of his english, it's most definately not his first language either.


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Thats nothing new.

If he's from Hong Kong, then he did a damn good job at typing that.
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since this incident, 11 more employees ended their lifes. The boss of the factory had to fly all the way from Taiwan to south china to address the issue a copule days ago. The boss appologized for what had happened. So far these 12 deaths are comfirmed and reported.




All the way? Taiwan is very close to South China.
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#10
Yes English is not my first language. I was pretty exicted by the event and i couldnt care much about grammar. It kinda amazes me that ppl's focus is on my lauguage ability but not what i have said. Alright it was me who's been incomprensible.

Btw, you can't go to south china from taiwan on foot.
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Yes English is not my first language. I was pretty exicted by the event and i couldnt care much about grammar. It kinda amazes me that ppl's focus is on my lauguage ability but not what i have said. Alright it was me who's been incomprensible.

Btw, you can't go to south china from taiwan on foot.


Dude, don't worry about it. Its just Fassa... she's known for being a bitch about random things. You're doing alright, its understandable.

You got a link to an article about what you were talking about?
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#12
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Punctuation please. I don't speak English as a first language and I can use punctuation better than you.

Please, shut the **** up already.


On topic: What the hell are they doing over there? 16 suicides??? They just need to shut that plant down, but then I have a feeling there would be more suicides as a result of unemployment.
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Punctuation please. I don't speak English as a first language and I can use punctuation better than you.

Well so can I. I won't be a douche about it since some people don't get the benefit of learning English let alone grammar.
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#18
Here's a good article: http://a11news.com/3193/apple-ipod-factory-suicides/

Foxconn is the Taiwanese company, also known as Honhai, which manufactures Apple’s iPhone and iPod, as well as goods for just about every major technology company, including Sony, Nintendo, HP and so on.

Foxconn has been plagued by a series of suicides at its plants, particularly at the enormous Longhua plant where over 400,000 people work.

Just last Tuesday, a 24-year-old female employee died after jumping from an apartment building near the Longhua plant. She was the eighth suicide leap since the beginning of the year.

For those who believe the spate of suicides is statistically in line, given how many people work at Foxconn, consider this: the company says it has prevented a further 30 people from trying to kill themselves in the past three weeks alone. Clearly, something out of the ordinary is going on.

What is happening in Shenzhen has the hallmarks of a “suicide cluster”, when the notion of suicide spreads rapidly through a group of people, often teenagers or young adults.


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And this is terrible
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Others have said the current generation of migrant workers, who have opted to move from other parts of China to seek their fortunes in the country’s coastal factories, are not as tough as their forbears.

Usually better educated than their parents, they are prone to existential angst when confronted with seven-day weeks and 15-hour days of repetitive manufacturing.

Not as tough? "Tough it up, ya sissies," seems a pretty stupid thing to say after so many have committed suicide. Obviously there's a bigger problem than just willpower.
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And bloody hell, suicide clusters are f*cked up.

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#23
15 hour days are just fucked

And this is their solution

Foxconn says it is at its wits end as to how to tackle the problem, and has even drafted in a Buddhist monk to try to purge its factories of evil spirits

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#24
There are allegations over Chinese forum that the factory has been managing their staff in a MILITARY STYLE. I have no evidence to confirm this. Yet here is a video showing how the guards of the factory bullied certain staff. Rumour has it that these security gurads are retired police/army men, and their appointment was done together by the factory and the Chinese government (which was said to be a legal requirement in China).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqe10_ex74c
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My tracfone's 100x cheaper cuz i get double minutes and have 3 years of service,

My tracfone+DS is way funner then that shit, it's got nothing but cheap useless apps:/
also ipods are terrible, voted worst piece of technology of the millonium.

i'm not doing it cuz it's trendy with people my age, i'm saying it cuz it's trendy with kids about half a decade younger then me, and as a whole they're stupid:/
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My tracfone's 100x cheaper cuz i get double minutes and have 3 years of service,

My tracfone+DS is way funner then that shit, it's got nothing but cheap useless apps:/
also ipods are terrible, voted worst piece of technology of the millonium.

i'm not doing it cuz it's trendy with people my age, i'm saying it cuz it's trendy with kids about half a decade younger then me, and as a whole they're stupid:/


I agree with you, Strat.

What I could never understand either was the way Apple seemed to be considered a "plucky underdog" compared to Microsoft.

Anyone seen the news recently? Apple is currently worth more than Microsoft (even though Apple turns a smaller profit).
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My tracfone's 100x cheaper cuz i get double minutes and have 3 years of service,

My tracfone+DS is way funner then that shit, it's got nothing but cheap useless apps:/
also ipods are terrible, voted worst piece of technology of the millonium.

i'm not doing it cuz it's trendy with people my age, i'm saying it cuz it's trendy with kids about half a decade younger then me, and as a whole they're stupid:/



so youre deliberately not doing something because its trendy? perhaps you need to extract your head from your ass
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Nah, mate. That's messed up, aye? Imagine that aye? Poor buggers. What'd them fellas do to deserve that while we fart arse round here not givin' a damn. Makes ya think, don't it? Pretty lucky bein' an Ocker.
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Nah, mate. That's messed up, aye? Imagine that aye? Poor buggers. What'd them fellas do to deserve that while we fart arse round here not givin' a damn. Makes ya think, don't it? Pretty lucky bein' an Ocker.



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so youre deliberately not doing something because its trendy? perhaps you need to extract your head from your ass

It's not trendy with the people I hang out with, I have 1 friend who has one, and he's a bit of a douche. I think it's a terrible and overrated. I was just saying if I were 15 it'd be trendy, just like the razorv1 was.

My point being I'd hope anyone over 16 would realize it's overrated.
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#37
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It's not trendy with the people I hang out with, I have 1 friend who has one, and he's a bit of a douche. I think it's a terrible and overrated. I was just saying if I were 15 it'd be trendy, just like the razorv1 was.



im not advocating following every fad that pops up, but avoiding them because you dont like the people who do just seems a little silly to me.
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Nah, mate. That's messed up, aye? Imagine that aye? Poor buggers. What'd them fellas do to deserve that while we fart arse round here not givin' a damn. Makes ya think, don't it? Pretty lucky bein' an Ocker.



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Also this is really sad about the factory. Apple should insist on only taking products made in safe and bearable conditions
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This is really terrible Papa Steve needs to clean up his shit.

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