Skip to comments.Hundreds Threaten Suicide At Microsoft Supplier Plant In China
Posted on 01/10/2012 2:04:21 PM PST by Nachum
SEATTLE, Wash. Some 300 Chinese Foxconn employees who manufacture X-box 360 machines said they would throw themselves from their Wuhan, China, plant if demands for lost wages were not met. China Jasmine Revolution, an activist revolutionary organization with a name borrowed from the Tunisian revolt that set off the Middle East unrest, reported that employees made their demands for a wage increase for 100 employees on Jan. 2. Management at Foxconn the worlds largest contract electronics manufacturer and a crucial link in the supply chains of Apple, Dell, Nintendo and Song responded with an ultimatum.
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I work for MSFT, love it!
After I installed Windows Vista I wanted to commit suicide.
They are only threatening to do it.
A few at the Apple manufacturing plants have actually done it, though they did it with style.
One hundred Chinese workers? Isn’t there anyone to take their place? I thought Chinese had a few extra people somewhere to fill in this gap. What they need is Jimmy Hoffa /sarc. After they unionize, it will be cheaper to manufacture here again.
Me too (even though I’m just a vendor).
Yea, I suggest we send over as many Chicago union members as necessary to get China organized.
Maybe our unions can emulate them.
Foxconn isn’t a MSFT outfit. It’s a contract manufacturer.
These guys may work on the Xbox line, but Foxconn pays the employees, not MSFT.
Hey, we got sell ads here, so let’s whack MSFT here and imply that MSFT is driving its Chinese employees to suicide and is treating them unfairly.
The Press wonders why we are leaving in droves.
with your tagline, I’d expect you to be delighted with MS...
I don’t know - nets around the building sounds like the management cares. Now a moat filled with croks.....
The wingnuts I worked for at a University IT department had me hoping that I would be hit by a car or have a heart attack nearly every day. The wackos in the electronics recycling corporation drove me to the hospital twice due to stress.
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With over a billion people I would think the Chinese government would pay them to commit suicide since they are in to killing people.
>>> Nets around the building. <<<<
Silicon Valley is missing a bet it seems. Little wonder Obama was advocating that the US needs to embrace Chinese infrastructure ideas.
When I was working (retired 10 years ago) we would occasionally have employees threaten to quit if this or that didn’t happen.
I would simply focus on those employees and within 3 to 6 months they were generally fired for cause.
I envy the Chinese in this regard. Had those idiots jumped, they would have saved me a ton of paperwork and time that I could have spent on something else. ;>)
Suicide solves nothing when the company doesn't care. Now, assassination of managers who are Party members, on the other hand, might get their attention.
Better is the enemy of good. “The relentless pursuit of perfection” is a way of ensuring nothing ever gets done. Sir Watson-Watt, the director of the British Chain Home radar network preached the cult of third best. The Best system never gets built, the second best takes too long and costs too much. Hence, the cult. The Chain Home radar chain might have been third best, but it was finished on time and got the job done.
I’d be concerned if the nets were Chinese-made. They don’t have the same safety standards as American-made suicide jumper catching nets.
Get the pushbrooms ready...
I am quite familiar with the concept. MS seems to carry it to the logical conclusion.
Seems like a plan.
I replied; "just enough to get the job done correctly. If too little is done the need is not met. If too much is done effort and money are wasted".
Perfect is not the enemy of good; it is the the enemy of adequate.
It’s really hard to say. In business, you want to delight your customer, make him feel he is getting his money’s worth, that a job is done right. Especially true of electricians. OTOH, you cannot give away the store, do a lot more than is required.
When I wired my own house, I used bigger boxes than was necessary, partly because they were easier to wire, partly because they are easier to rework, if you want to add a circuit or change out an appliance or switch. Contractor wiring is generally (though not always) done “right”, but electrical contractors especially, always seem to do things as cheaply as possible and still comply with code. But you don’t pick them, the general contractor does.
Don't nobody move or the Chinamen get it
When one wires their house, using larger boxes and heavier wire is a safety and code issue. The number of leads and romex gage determine the minimum square inches the box must be. If one wants to spend a few extra $ to do that it is a personal choice. I do it. But when working for industry the original "rule" still applies: enough to get the job done correctly.
Years ago back in New Jersey I saw a truck with the company’s name on the side: “Adequate Fire Protection”.
I sure got a kick out of that. And still do. I know there is A1 Fire Protection, AAA Fire Protection, etc.
“So - are you guy’s any good?”
“Yeah - we’re adequate”
But - perhaps they were taking your statement to heart!