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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:16 PM

 

Thank You, Millions Of Anonymous Chinese Workers Making $2 An Hour, We Love Our iPhone 5s!

THIS is what globalism is all about: driving wages down to $2 an hour. When you can no longer do this, all production becomes local and globalism utterly collapses, as it has no reason to continue existing.

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/thank-millions-anonymous-chinese-workers-making-2-hour-154049957.html

Assembling iPhones isn't exactly a high-glamour job. In fact, it's an exhausting, backbreaking, and mind-numbingly tedious job. And, unfortunately, making iPhones is not a job that pays enough to enable the folks who make the iPhones to actually buy an iPhone. (Even a crappy old iPhone 4 would be way out of reach for the people who make them, because it's ~$400 without a contract).

Monday morning Foxconn was forced to close its Taiyuan plant in China after a riot broke out at one of its worker dormitories according to news reports. Foxconn employees make Apple devices in addition to other products by Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard. At least 2,000 workers were involved in the brawl that supposedly broke windows at the factory and forced paramilitary policy trucks to patrol the area.

So, on behalf of the millions of us who just got our new iPhones, here's a big 'thank you' to the millions of people who made them.

"THANK YOU!"

By the way, if you don't believe that making iPhones is a tough, thankless job, read the description below, from someone who briefly helped make your iPhone.

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Reply Thank You, Millions Of Anonymous Chinese Workers Making $2 An Hour, We Love Our iPhone 5s! (Original post)
Zalatix Sep 2012 OP
glowing Sep 2012 #1
NightWatcher Sep 2012 #2
Bake Sep 2012 #3
Zalatix Sep 2012 #4
OhioChick Sep 2012 #5
Zalatix Sep 2012 #6
OhioChick Sep 2012 #7
Egnever Sep 2012 #8
OhioChick Sep 2012 #9
Egnever Sep 2012 #10

Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:35 PM

1. Most of our electronics are made out of this country. Its not as if people wouldn't

 

like to know their phone could be manufactured in the US, but it doesn't happen. I'm not sure how you boycott technology? We all know its about a bigger profit for the top guys. If produced and manufactured in the US, it would still make them money (actually if could possibly make them more money because people with jobs and stable incomes can afford the technology innovations that R&D dream up)... If its a "global" company, then the "global company" mega corporation, then the company should be required to actually manufacture the item in the country that they sell to... Not sure how practical that is, but seeing the billions they bank each year, they could at least provide a % of jobs to the populations in countries around the world that they are selling to.

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:37 PM

2. how are your clothes, appliances, and homegoods made, how are any of the products you use made?

If anything in your house says "made in China", odds are it was made under similar circumstances

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:59 PM

3. You are quite correct.

Some people just want to bash Apple. Posting from their Chinese-made Samsung Galaxy phones, no doubt.

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:26 PM

4. I bash all of the above. I look forward to everything being made in the USA.

 

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:25 PM

5. This coming from a soon-to-be trillion dollar corporation..

Apple May Be World's First Trillion Dollar Company

http://www.forbes.com/sites/connieguglielmo/2012/04/03/apple-may-be-worlds-first-trillion-dollar-company/

They're as greedy as Google, Amazon, Samsung, Dell, HP, Motorola, Microsoft...COMBINED.

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:15 PM

6. Careful, you might be accused of bashing the all benevolent APPLE!!!

 

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:35 PM

7. I give a shit....

I'm against ALL corporations that use slave labor.
Apple gets no free pass just because "everyone else does it."

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:35 PM

8. How is google greedy?

 

Just curious?

They throw a lot of money away trying out things to improve our lives. I am not sure how they can be seen as greedy. They also treat their employees incredibly well.

Heres just a couple of things google is doing that I would find very hard to call greedy.

http://www.google.com/onceuponatime/project10tothe100/

But there are lots.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:38 PM

9. That comment (verbatim) came from this thread...

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:24 PM

10. OK But I still don't get why you think Google is greedy.

 

Appple I completely agree with but google?

Like I said they throw away money all the time trying to find ways to improve our lives.

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