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This is China...it is like the only prospering economy in the world. I think they could find other jobs if they looked hard enough; even with the higher population and they would have had to pick up some good skills working there.

No man, jobs are pretty hard to find..and you only get paid like 1500-2000RMB... things are pretty tough here too.
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Not just a myth, a lie.

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Saying "They make a good phonet" or "sucks to be them" show how out of touch with reality you are and that you lack any compassion for human kind. You make the OCN community look bad.

I have never bought an Apple product and never will.
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There is a door on the building they could walk out of and never come back if it was that bad. To many unemployed Americans those conditions probably sound just fine.
I mean how many other industrial accidents cause death and injury each year? heck, each day?

HAHAHAHA... yea right good one!
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They do actually. Sewing, welding, and assembling factories are a dime a dozen. The reason they choose to continue working at such factories is because it offers more work. For families that live on their wages, the more offers available the more they want. They aren't working at the company because that is the only freaking factory in the entire country. They are working at that factory because it has a high demand for labor and hours. They have a choice and they CHOSE to work under those conditions. They can just as easily work somewhere else and take less pay.

Blame the victims is a great way to rationalize it.
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Love how the most users on this site are so self righteous but have not actually got the faintest clue.

Americans who do not know that the media tells them half a story.
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I would hate to think on how common this is. Cheaper labor means more profit, right? Only reason Apple is getting picked on so much is probably related to how much money they brag about making. News like this show us where they decided to cut corners. I wouldn't think much more on it if they didn't boast about how many billions they've made this past quarter.
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post #28 of 172
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Blame the victims is a great way to rationalize it.

I am hardly blaming the victims. I feel bad for their situation and how their government cannot be counted on to make sure they are treated fairly. I was also pointing out however, that they do have a choice and they chose to continue working for a specific factory because it offers more work due to increased demands and thus, higher pay. They can working in a different factory that is not associated with Apple, though conditions will probably be worse. They can also find another industrial factory to work for as well. Until the government steps in however, it is still up to them unfortunately to choose what sacrifices they want to make since they do not have the great fortune as most of us do in being born in a much better environment.

Hope that clarifies my position. If you read my other posts regarding how I feel about these things, it should become clear.
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This is my reply to the replys on this thread... We seem to think we can handle these conditions.. but we are "AMERICANS" the only place you can quit a job and get paid to sit on your butt... in AMERICA... China has it WAAAY worst than we do... us being out of a job is a freaking joke compared to what other people in other countries have to face. So, don't just sit there and say "Oh yeah I can be an IT in Afghan blah blah... oh no I don't Like it I quit because I can go back to AMERICA" -_-
    
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"Forced to stand.." I stopped reading right there. You can always quit your job. They haven't been "forced" into anything. (And I can't even stand Apple)

And for those of you saying "they don't have a choice!" ooooh yes they do. The job market is looking much better in China right now than it is in the US.
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