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Do you think you have a difficult job? Try working for Foxconn in an Apple iPad/iPhone factory in China. As reported by The Daily Mail, in addition to working nearly 100 hours of overtime in a month, standing on their feet for 12 hours at a time, and not being allowed to say a word while working, employees are now also forced to sign “anti-suicide” contracts. This was in response to a large number of deaths the previous year.

The main impetus of this requirement appears to be legal in nature. If an employee violates the contract by killing themselves, the binding document states that the family of the deceased is allowed only the legal minimum in damages. In addition to signing the pact, the company has also put up “anti-suicide nets” around the living facilities to help prevent employees from jumping off of the building to their death. These measures were implemented after last year’s plan of hiring monks to exorcise evil spirits had failed.

The popularity of the iPad has put tremendous pressure on suppliers to deliver parts to Apple in a timely manner. To meet this demand, workers are forced to put in long hours, live in dorms with up to 24 other people in the same room, and not say a word to each other while working. These working conditions put a strain on the workers’ mental health, but don’t expect many changes until consumers are willing to pay higher prices for the products they want.

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:wtf:

Apple earns about 50% on every iPad sale and this is how they make poor people suffer? :blink:

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b.s. ,,,,

this is seriously dumb , unethical and retarded , what ever the company is trying to do .....:mellow:....

this has got to be in response to this recent news --- Increasing number of Suicides at Apple's supply plants a matter of concern. ..

instead of doing some thing about the problem ,

and try to ensure a healthy work culture and environment for the workers and the staff ,( who in fact are responsible for establishing any factory/company as it is as of now in the market and that very much refers to APPLE TOO ....... ) ,

you force them legally , not to do what , ever they intend to do ...

( and in this case , committing a suicide to end all miseries ,only bcoz YOU drove them this far :huh:..... !! )

how pity full and shame full ....:angry:

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What? Are we to pay EVEN HIGHER prices so Apple can pay the workers enough? Do you even see what is the article practically suggesting? How about you give your damn execs and fat cats not so damn much money, Apple? If they complain, just hire some monks to exorcise the demons in them, not in the factory...

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What? Are we to pay EVEN HIGHER prices so Apple can pay the workers enough? Do you even see what is the article practically suggesting? How about you give your damn execs and fat cats not so damn much money, Apple? If they complain, just hire some monks to exorcise the demons in them, not in the factory...

Yeah exactly, Apple stuff is ridiculously overpriced anyway why should it go up, they should be thinking of the labour that goes into it, rather than their own non needing hungry pockets. Disgraced!

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"These working conditions put a strain on the workers’ mental health, but don’t expect many changes until consumers are willing to pay higher prices for the products they want."

LOL

If consumers are willing to pay a higher price, Apple will just increase its profit margin from 99% to 99.9%...

The only proper thing to do for these consumers is to STOP buying Apple products :rolleyes: :D (Hopes people will, knows people won't...)

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If I worked at Apple and got demanded to sign anti-suicide note... might, just might- would commit one! :lol:

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It's known that big companies exploit the workers, but looking at Apple which sells the products on big money, and "asking" customers for even more cash to ensure decent working conditions makes you think...how greedy can you be?

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