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post #21 of 72
I'd rather them fix this problem by not overworking the employees than giving them more money. Either way the consumer is going to pay. I'd rather pay for more employees then keeping the same amount and just giving them more money.
    
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Typical. Not a surprise.
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post #23 of 72
these people didnt have a "change of heart"

i bet this has made alot more people suffer more.
sometimes these things cause more bad then good. the company will be making more money, workers will be making the same amount, the company will be spending the same amount on employment. and you will be paying more
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I'm okay with this. I don't like the idea of purchasing goods that are $5 cheaper because people are suffering... In fact, I wish more companies would do it.
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post #25 of 72
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I'd rather them fix this problem by not overworking the employees than giving them more money. Either way the consumer is going to pay. I'd rather pay for more employees then keeping the same amount and just giving them more money.
Really gotta agree there. If someone's decided to cash their own check, they've certainly been through the whole thought process of "wow, my life really is total excrement". Now, why would someone think their life is total excrement? They work every waking hour, they are treated like garbage, they have no individuality (they live in company dorms, & are nothing more than 'another worker'), and have no way out (you quit, your family starves & dies).

Now, say all of the above occurs while you make $100 a month, and then it all occurs while you make $112 a month.

Doesn't really change much, it's like when you had that job that you worked so much you didn't have time to spend any of the cash doing anything (I'm sure most of us have been there at some point). When you work hours like that, it gets to a point in your daily mentality that what you make is kind of irrelevant.
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post #26 of 72
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Why did these idiots killed themselves again? How is that the company's fault? If it's such a bad place to work why not just quit?
From what I've heard, the families of these employees that suicided receive $5,000 or some amount as a relief. This is why China's suicide rates are so high; they'd rather kill themselves to earn their family a (over there, fortune) lump sum rather than suffer working 15 hour shifts and so on.
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post #27 of 72
It all depends on how much the cost will go up, considering the tiny wages their employees were getting, I cant see the raises causing prices to go up by that much.
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post #28 of 72
I thought It was just the workers making Apple products that got a pay rise, but all prices go up, that figures.
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Ever shipped a UPS package where they charge you a fuel surcharge?
Ever read your cellphone plan and saw all the goofy FCC charges?
Ever bought an airline ticket and saw "airport fees" or "landing fees"?

These are all prime examples of a company directly passing on charges to you, the consumer. Foxconn won't go out of business because they are going to raise their prices a few pennies on the dollar.
Jason all of those surcharges you listed apply to the entire market. Foxconn's suicide problem is their own externality, other companies don't pay the suicide surcharge. they will have problems keeping up with the competition.
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From what I've heard, the families of these employees that suicided receive $5,000 or some amount as a relief. This is why China's suicide rates are so high; they'd rather kill themselves to earn their family a (over there, fortune) lump sum rather than suffer working 15 hour shifts and so on.
rofl, u believe that?

i don't believe anything Chinese government says since I am a Chinese!
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