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Hundreds Threaten Suicide At Microsoft Supplier Plant In China
CBS Seattle ^ | 1/10/12 | Staff

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 world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and a crucial link in the supply chains of Apple, Dell, Nintendo and Song — responded with an ultimatum.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattle.cbslocal.com ...


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KEYWORDS: economy; globalism; hundreds; markets; microsoft; suicide; threaten; trade
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Maccabee Suicide squads?
1 posted on 01/10/2012 2:04:26 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
I can see being despondent if I had to work for MS.

/johnny

2 posted on 01/10/2012 2:09:23 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I work for MSFT, love it!


3 posted on 01/10/2012 2:11:18 PM PST by Chandalier (Perfect is the enemy of good.)
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To: Nachum

After I installed Windows Vista I wanted to commit suicide.


4 posted on 01/10/2012 2:11:32 PM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats:always looking for someone else to blame)
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To: JRandomFreeper

They are only threatening to do it.

A few at the Apple manufacturing plants have actually done it, though they did it with style.


5 posted on 01/10/2012 2:13:24 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Nachum

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.


6 posted on 01/10/2012 2:13:24 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: Chandalier

Me too (even though I’m just a vendor).


7 posted on 01/10/2012 2:14:22 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: momincombatboots

Yea, I suggest we send over as many Chicago union members as necessary to get China organized.


8 posted on 01/10/2012 2:18:23 PM PST by catbertz (Easter egg...I wants it.)
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To: Nachum

Maybe our unions can emulate them.


9 posted on 01/10/2012 2:18:40 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Nachum

CBS.

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.

Assholes.


10 posted on 01/10/2012 2:19:12 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Chandalier

with your tagline, I’d expect you to be delighted with MS...


11 posted on 01/10/2012 2:23:58 PM PST by null and void (Day 1084 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Nachum
Wired magazine was granted access to the factories, which installed nets that would catch anyone attempting to jump. That is when you know your job is depressing. Nets around the building.
12 posted on 01/10/2012 2:33:13 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

I don’t know - nets around the building sounds like the management cares. Now a moat filled with croks.....


13 posted on 01/10/2012 2:40:01 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: ColdOne

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.


14 posted on 01/10/2012 2:41:49 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Nachum
Workers strike and make demands at enterprises where foreigners are responsible for the additional costs (but still 49 - 51 minority owners, I believe) usually do pretty well.. but when it's a state owned enterprise?

8,000 protest conditions at foreign-owned enterprise
Right To Strike Key To China's Concern For Workers' Welfare

. . .

8,000 protest conditions at state-owned enterprise (SOE)
People's Armed Police Puts Count At 8,000 Dead

. . . .

15 posted on 01/10/2012 2:45:10 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Nachum

With over a billion people I would think the Chinese government would pay them to commit suicide since they are in to killing people.


16 posted on 01/10/2012 2:56:24 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: ColdOne

>>> 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.


17 posted on 01/10/2012 3:04:15 PM PST by all_mighty_dollar
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To: Nachum
350 million unemployed Chinese say "去了!!!!"
18 posted on 01/10/2012 3:04:54 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Nachum

"Suicide Squad...ATTACK!"

19 posted on 01/10/2012 3:05:24 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Nachum

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. ;>)


20 posted on 01/10/2012 3:09:07 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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