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Kotaku reports that 300 employees of a Foxconn plant in Wuhan, China, threatened to kill themselves by jumping off the roof in a mass suicide attempt. The threat took place on January 2 after the workers were denied an increase in pay

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Foxconn-Suicide-Apps-Xbox-SOny,14470.html


...And the Foxconn drama continues. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
I hope Foxconn gets this sorted out so we can see an end to these unfortunate situations.
Edited by whitingnick - 1/11/12 at 12:49pm
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I heard worker morale at foxconn was bad but I never imagined anything like this. Hope things are sorted out for those poor workers
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sad to see them resorting to this sort of tactic yes they would get the raise but they have now embarrassed their family's in the process. Not to mention now being labeled as a suicide risk and if they were to ever have to look for another job it will hurt their chances of getting hired.
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I don't think I would take a threat like this seriously either...

"No raise for you!"

"Fine! I will kill my self!"

"...go ahead"

Horrible working conditions could lead to people having emotional issues, but not getting raises is far from horrible working conditions (unless the start pay was astronomically low...even for China)

But a group suicide threat? That is one mean labor union. Instead of Striking they litter the factory grounds with their own dead bodies.
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For all those who will go out and say : I won't buy foxconn product anymore, all I have to say is LOL.


Foxconn is EVERYWHERE.
There must be at least 10 components from Foxconn on every single brand of motherboard out there.

Our mentality to want better product for cheaper has begin to show it's downside.
We have $70 motherboard but some workers are paid $0.15 per hours.

It just won't change, everyone with a rig able to play games is encouraging that kind of treatment.
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sad to see them resorting to this sort of tactic yes they would get the raise but they have now embarrassed their family's in the process. Not to mention now being labeled as a suicide risk and if they were to ever have to look for another job it will hurt their chances of getting hired.

No, they are not going to be labelled a "suicide risk" as this is merely a guilt tactic over the employee who did kill himself a year or so ago. They would not have gotten a raise, the article clearly states that they were denied just that.

These guys probably get paied so little, and foxconn is a huge manufacturer that supplies a lot of big companies. I don't know what those workers get paid but I'm sure there's room for a raise, if their doing this they must not be getting much.

They're also probably still pissed about their co-worker who killed himself.
Edited by james_ant - 1/11/12 at 1:13pm
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For all those who will go out and say : I won't buy foxconn product anymore, all I have to say is LOL.
Foxconn is EVERYWHERE.
There must be at least 10 components from Foxconn on every single brand of motherboard out there.
Our mentality to want better product for cheaper has begin to show it's downside.
We have $70 motherboard but some workers are paid $0.15 per hours.
It just won't change, everyone with a rig able to play games is encouraging that kind of treatment.

I'll spin my fans at half speed in their honor while gaming...
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"Raise! Now!"
"No raise for you!"
"No raise, we kill self!"

/chinese accentuated mini scene

Yes, I'm mean to my own kind.
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I don't think I would take a threat like this seriously either...
"No raise for you!"
"Fine! I will kill my self!"
"...go ahead"
Horrible working conditions could lead to people having emotional issues, but not getting raises is far from horrible working conditions (unless the start pay was astronomically low...even for China)
But a group suicide threat? That is one mean labor union. Instead of Striking they litter the factory grounds with their own dead bodies.

I would imagine that after about 250 leaps, people would start bouncing off their fallen comrades. How embarrassing would that be?
    
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What a silly threat. Do they not think Foxconn can pull more workers off the street to replace them for cheaper?
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