Originally Posted by wooly4
I'm glad that this is finally getting some attention from mainstream media (this is not the first time employees at foxconn have done stuff like this). But this is not something that is primarily Apples fault. I'm sure they have been aware of the conditions for long enough though so I wont be buying any apple or foxconn products anymore
You really think work conditions in other Chinese factories are better? Boycotting Apple because of this is ignorance. Work conditions where your mouse, monitor, keyboard, and clothes were made are likely worse.
Oh, and Foxconn makes products for Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, Sony, Nintendo, Dell, HP, Cisco, and Intel as well, good luck avoiding them
In the end it's not the consumer's role to regulate work conditions. That's laughable really. The Chinese government has the power (the absolute power, as it's a totalitarian state) to make work conditions however they like, but FYI this is exactly how they want it. They still have peasants in the countryside without electricity to worry about. They'll keep taking the billions upon billions earned with cheap labor (enforced through currency manipulation by the central gov), and once they're ready they'll work on boosting internal consumer demand.
These articles are simple attempts to get pageviews by putting Apple in the headline, nobody should ever even click on them. If they want to learn about Chinese work policies and conditions, there are better sources than "itworld.com".Edited by mechtech - 3/31/12 at 8:12pm