Originally Posted by Ghoxt
Ironic that us Americans have lost entire work sectors to the East, Far East , & South America's with millions of jobs. that said, what in your home is not made elsewhere? What was made in America?, Just you?
We pay attention to work in countries where our US "Company leaders" get the most bang for their buck, pun intended. It's not exactly slavery in most publicized cases, but there are tons of workers making products destined for the US under conditions that would be illegal in the US.
Is it hilarious, if you were actually to know, and be made aware that the phone you have next to your head was made by a jumper? Hilarious indeed /sarcasm. This subject is far larger than this one news event so i'll leave out further commentary. Makes me get vocal
as a military vet I care about this sick country hell bent on self destruction.
For your comment, "nothing better to do"...um yes you are correct, as the jobs went >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>that way.
If someone in China was willing to build your phone for a cent to every dollar it would cost someone in America to build and you didn't accept that deal you're a bad business man.
That's not my problem.
Originally Posted by Ibage
Um, I kinda hop this isn't a serious post. Quite frankly, I find it deplorable that not many more actually give a damn about the folks busting their asses probably working harder than we are for pennies an hour. I mean how dare I give a crap another human being? I should focus in more inward towards myself like a pompous ****.
I work 40+ hours a week and when something isn't going as it should, I make sure someone knows about it. I don't expect to be mistreated at work and no one else should. Sorry but if you want to get on Americans for complaining, go to California and yell at the idiots there constantly wanting something outrageous.
I guess this is too hard for you guys to understand, but none of this is about changing the conditions of a company on the other side of the world. These news reports are just there to take a stab at companies like Apple. You honestly think they care one bit about changing the situation?
Also, I wonder what the suicide rate is at the company that builds suicide nets. Do they have their own suicide nets? What is there hourly rate?
By all means, if you can do something to alter the situation bring it up with whoever you need to. But none of this is going to change the way outsourcing works. It's economics. Until China makes minimum wage laws like us, or stops allowing U.S and Japanese companies to use their workers (stop pumping money in to the Chinese economy) things will not change. And those things will not change either. It's the way the world works. Doesn't mean it's right.Edited by nsilva - 2/22/12 at 4:14pm