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. ;>)
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