Asshole Taiwanese company works Chinese factory workers like slaves: 80 hours of *overtime*

Be glad you don’t live in a shithole like China, where it’s apparently completely acceptable (albeit technically illegal) to cram people into factories and work them 17+ hours a day, 7 days a week.  Yeah, that’s what 80 hours of overtime means.  It took a “rash of suicides” for anybody to get some sunshine onto this and for anybody to care.  How many is a “rash,” one wonders?

Don’t think making people stand out in the sun and repeat slogans is going to help, assholes.  How about giving them enough time off to sleep seven hours a day AND wash their faces?

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  1. Anna

     /  August 18, 2010

    Um, it’s 80-hours a month overtime …whih translates to about 3.5-4 hours a day if you take a 22-workday week, no work on Sat/Sun. If there’s work on Sat/Sun, it’s about 2.6 hours a day on top of an 8-hour shift. Still pretty ugly at 10-12 hours a day, don’t get me wrong. Also, the suicide number is in the article: 12 so far this year, whivh, I admit, for the same company is rather alarming.

    Just being my usual contrary self…

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  2. EEEEEP! Yes, I have “failed at Teh Litterassy.”
    On the suicide numbers, that’s 12 **this year.** What’s their total, that they’re installing nets b/c they expect this to CONTINUE? Who considers employee suicide a cost of payroll?

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  3. Anna

     /  August 18, 2010

    And I should learn to spellcheck, soooo… 🙂
    But goodness gracious, that installing safety nets thing is scary. And this is Foxconn….

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