Another iPhone/Foxconn employee found dead

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    Four stories? Isn't that the height of the building that Batman dropped Sal Maroni off and it only broke his ankles? Is there a diving board up there to get extra height, and then they're diving down headfirst to the pavement?
     
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    FYI Movies != Real Life

    Circle the answer : Batman is from (real life, the movies).
     
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    Real life, everyone knows that. :D
     
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    Duh, of course!
     
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    Foxconn are huge - nuff said

    Deaths are a horrible thing, but this is Asia we are talking about. Foxconn employ something like 300 000-400 000 thousand employees. Their wages aren't bad - by Chinese standards. Even here in Korea, a place no one seems to complain about, average wages are horrid, living conditions are slumlike, and 22 people have died at Samsung plants from fumes.

    Suicide is horrible, but it happens a lot more in Asia, in a pretty dirty place where people don't live comfortably to start with.

    The pictures of the work life look way better at Foxconn than at any regular place here in Korea - it is just life here. Sad, but true.
     
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    This should be on page 1.

    I do wonder how much Apple has to do with these 'suicides'.

    Either way, it's quite sad that people are killing themselves.

    Enjoy your iPhones.
     
  8. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Suicide rate of Foxconn employees = half the suicide rate of the population of the USA. Foxconn has about 600,000 employees. Suicide rate in any US town with a population of 600,000 is at least twice as high.

    And I can't quite see why you titled this "iPhone/Foxconn". Why not "Wii/Foxconn" or "XBox/Foxconn" or any of dozens of other products that Foxconn makes?

    There was also a Chinese article with some background information about a Foxconn employee committing suicide: The guy had just lost his girlfriend. He was into gambling and had severe gambling debt. After falling out with colleagues he hired some goons to beat up the colleagues; but instead of doing that (or in addition, the article didn't say) the goons started blackmailing him. All of this is obviously Apple's fault and you should never buy an iPhone.

    Excuse me, but you haven't checked the US suicide rate. 33,000 suicides in 2006. And what makes you think that a comfortable life would lead to fewer suicides?
     
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    So what? Why do you post it in this forum?
     
  11. myuserid08 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you ask the BBC the same effing question, they labeled it: Ninth worker death at Taiwan iPhone firm Foxconn

    I suspected the worker could have been from the iPhone division....
     

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