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Old May 26, 2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Foxconn factory, maker of Apple's Iphone, has suicide rate at 18 attempts per year.

http://micgadget.com/3793/the-real-t...icide-cluster/

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...tPcFPwKf6zDoCA

Foxconn is the primary manufacturer of Apple's Iphone.

There had been 9 confirmed suicide attempts in the past 6 months, with 7 deaths. I guess Foxconn pay their 400,000 workers nothing and forced them to work like slaves. They also have this huge, in Chinese pay rate standards, lump sum payment of around $40,000 USD to family members on these suicides. So that further encourages it.

Hours after their boss apologized another young man jumped to his death this morning, raising the attempts to 10 over the past 6 months.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...nt_9897080.htm

Conclusion: Don't buy Apple and Foxconn products. Their products are built upon the blood of their workers.
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Old May 26, 2010, 10:07 PM   #2
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Apple pays foxconn for their product. Its not apples fault how foxconn treats their workers. Im sure foxconn makes stuff for other companies.

Unless Apple owns foxconn, then my point is invalid.

Edit: Doesnt look like Apple owns foxconn. Foxconn also manufactures things for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo... blame them as well lol.

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Old May 26, 2010, 10:13 PM   #3
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as said in every other thread about this on rage, it is in line with the Chinese national average (they have a metric ton of employees, so 18 isnt that many in comparison.

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as said in every other thread about this on rage, it is in line with the national average (they have a metric ton of employees, so 18 isnt that many in comparison.
It does seem rather small. I mean 9 suicides with 400,000 employees? That's a suicide rate of what, .0023% in 6 months? In the U.S. alone we average roughly 10 teen suicides per 100,000 teens in a year.
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Old May 26, 2010, 10:24 PM   #5
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I think its hypocritical that uber-liberaly Apple outsources their production at all. They like to look all green and nice, but they make their crap at sweatshops in China just like everyone else.
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Another bash Apple thread and this time let's blame them because a company they don't own, but work with has management problems. Some of the things people come up with to blame or bash Apple is just dumb. This is a perfect example.
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Blame America for outsourcing to China so readily.
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They do more than just iPhones. They produce for Lenovo, HP, Nintendo, EMachines, and a bunch of other brands.

If you boycott Foxconn, you might have to change your brand for basically every kind of computer electronic you use.
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I think its hypocritical that uber-liberaly Apple outsources their production at all. They like to look all green and nice, but they make their crap at sweatshops in China just like everyone else.
Sweatshops? China?
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Yeah that too. But the only reason its worse here is how Apple likes to act "above" it. They clearly are not.

I bought a G5 once from them. It showed up with a Made In China sticker, a wobbly leg and the stink of little children's tears... so I returned it for a non-defective one and it showed up working perfect and had a Made In California stamp on it. True story.
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http://micgadget.com/3793/the-real-t...icide-cluster/

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...tPcFPwKf6zDoCA

Foxconn is the primary manufacturer of Apple's Iphone.

There had been 9 confirmed suicide attempts in the past 6 months, with 7 deaths. I guess Foxconn pay their 400,000 workers nothing and forced them to work like slaves. They also have this huge, in Chinese pay rate standards, lump sum payment of around $40,000 USD to family members on these suicides. So that further encourages it.

Hours after their boss apologized another young man jumped to his death this morning, raising the attempts to 10 over the past 6 months.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...nt_9897080.htm

Conclusion: Don't buy Apple and Foxconn products. Their products are built upon the blood of their workers.
LOL what a stupid conclusion. HP Dell both use foxconn as their major producer. Same does a lot of hardware manufacturers.

The ONLY reason this is news is because Apple is mentioned. That is the only reason you even know about it. If it was HP, Dell, nobody would've cared.
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Yeah that too. But the only reason its worse here is how Apple likes to act "above" it. They clearly are not.

I bought a G5 once from them. It showed up with a Made In China sticker, a wobbly leg and the stink of little children's tears... so I returned it for a non-defective one and it showed up working perfect and had a Made In California stamp on it. True story.
I didn't know they had a factory in California. Could be just your own prejudice. Smells of Childrens tears? LOL. You mean that factory fresh smell every Apple product has?

It's always been "designed in California, made in China"

Maybe you didn't read the second part.
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No, it was actually made in the US of A. I was kind of shocked at the time too. But low and behold it wasn't defective like the Chinese one.
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http://micgadget.com/3793/the-real-t...icide-cluster/

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...tPcFPwKf6zDoCA

Foxconn is the primary manufacturer of Apple's Iphone.

There had been 9 confirmed suicide attempts in the past 6 months, with 7 deaths. I guess Foxconn pay their 400,000 workers nothing and forced them to work like slaves. They also have this huge, in Chinese pay rate standards, lump sum payment of around $40,000 USD to family members on these suicides. So that further encourages it.

Hours after their boss apologized another young man jumped to his death this morning, raising the attempts to 10 over the past 6 months.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...nt_9897080.htm

Conclusion: Don't buy Apple and Foxconn products. Their products are built upon the blood of their workers.
Just the cost of doing business.

If you truly knew how much suffering goes into each and every product you buy, you'd never consume again. That shirt? Sewn by people crammed 50 to a room, sewing for 14 hours a day for pennies a week. Any fruit/vegetable? Picked by illegal immigrants working 16 hour days for dollars a week. etc etc
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