Saturday, January 28, 2012

NYT Article on the Conditions Under Which Apple Employees Work

I posted about how I'm not the biggest fan of Apple for various reasons, earlier this week, here.

Here's a link a friend told me about. It's an article in the NYT about how Apple employees are treated in China and the conditions under which they work.

Employees work excessive overtime, in some cases seven days a week, and live in crowded dorms.

Interesting how a company with such huge earnings could treat human beings this way.

In the last decade, Apple has become one of the mightiest, richest and most successful companies in the world, in part by mastering global manufacturing. Apple and its high-technology peers — as well as dozens of other American industries — have achieved a pace of innovation nearly unmatched in modern history.

You can get there from here.

2 comments:

Jimmy(ToyotaBedZRock) said...

Lets not sugar coat this, they are using what amounts to slaves.

They are not paid enough to leave the Foxconn/Apple factory and make it back home.

They only leave when their hands become deformed from the work.

And some employees are as young as 13.

ryan field said...

Thanks for commenting. Didn't know it was this bad.