I just thought it might be worth mentioning that although working conditions in factories such as these are horrible that the suicide rates at Foxconn are below the national average.
"That 17 people have committed suicide at Foxconn is a tragedy. But in fact, the suicide rate at Foxconn’s Shenzhen plant remains below national averages for both rural and urban China, a bleak but unassailable fact that does much to exonerate the conditions at Foxconn and absolutely nothing to bring those 17 people back."
And guys in China doesn't even have youtube...! Even Google decided to close their offices there, too much pressure I believe. So obviously these guys can't watch this poll.
I work at home as a freelancer I have posted pics of the desk I have built & designed many many times
But not a single comment....
I think I need to get an A/C Unit and I'm ready to get into the matrix.
I'm looking for my first job(I live in the UK and I'm in college) but maybe I can join in on this and say about the 'conditions'?
If yes then it's an OK college, nothing fancy but I don't really like fancy stuff so more or less like it there, needs more plants inside though and more strict rules for smoking, like not allowing them to stand RIGHT outside the building doing it(I absolute despise smoking =/).
I'm studying mechanics but the workshops are well made and are quite nice to work in, air conditioning and extractor fans are all over(it's a new added part of the building) so when cars are running inside it's not toxic =P
Probably alot of people here work in offices or something, if you do then talk to your bosses and ask for a alot of plants(real ones), seriously they're lovely to have around and keep the air clean and brighten up the place making your work enviroment much nicer and more... harmonious as they say =)
I don't have a job now, but I was working in a warehouse before. The shelves were dusty and I usually worked in a trailer loading or unloading stuff. It was hot and dusty...but it was just for 8 hours a day. I'll say it's not that bad (not that I liked it) compared to what was spoke about in that video.
depends on which job of mine where talking about, as I have 2 job, my main job, is working for a nonprofit dealing with Seniors(old people), and I really enjoy it, but it is tiring, being on my feet most of the day I am there, plus the paper work at times, can end up a being a bit much. My 2nd job which is usually only 3 or 4 days a week working stock for retail store which i can't name, is not too bad, but being a small person(5ft 3in tall 133lbs), stuff can get heavy for me at times, but the benefits(medical, retirement, 401k, etc..) are will worth, and worth more then the little bit of pay that i get. so over all my 2 jobs are not that bad, when i really think about it, just sometimes trying, and tying.
So is why we can have a 10 countries with first world conditions. Because there are 200 supporting them. Shame on the Human. And i am included cause i am not doing anything to change it cause i just think about what next thing i want for me.
I may not change but i what about you?
Some people can handle hard work others can't.
I don't think I'll ever complain about workplace conditions again... Although the chemistry lab could choke a cockroach at times.
Lol signing a pledge not to kill myself. Let's see... If I lived like that, I would kill myself anyways. A stupid piece of paper isn't going to stop me. What you gonna do? Throw me in after life prison? I'm already in prison idiots!
They forced them to sign it so in the event they do commit suicide their families only get the legal minimum in damages. It makes them think twice to do that now that they know if they kill themselves, their family members will suffer as well.
Here in Mexico, my workplace conditions are not to Bad... XD
Is not a Paradise, but pay the bills, (And the games)... XD
(Sorry my Bad English).
Generally people from third world countries are being exploited to extreme levels.
Poor people from China, India, Africa, Haiti, Jamaica, South America, the Balkans (Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, etc.), Indonesia, Ukraine, etc. are working everywhere in the world to make some funny amount of money while being away from family and friends and working and living in horrible conditions.
It's sad how we (the people from all the poor and not developed countries) have to work like slaves for $500-$1,000 per month. And our employers think that we are stupid and we'll be extremely happy with what they're paying us. If we are poor, we are not stupid.
It's awful what's happening in this world, you just need to have luck not to be born in a stupid country, because you can't choose were to be born. And when you have a passport from a stupid country you can't go anywhere in the world, all the borders are closed for you.
So and everyone here that had the luck to be born in Canada, USA, Germany, Japan, and all the rest of the G8 countries...be thankful every day, because life wouldn't be what it is today for you if you weren't lucky and you were born in a stupid country.
I think Rodney is aware what's happening in the world and shows symphaty. Thank you Rodney, you're a 100% Kickass person.
For some reason whenever I visit one of these polls it says I've already voted.
Do you share computers with a proxy because it's based on IP address. Try making an account and sign in to vote and see if that helps.
I've been exploited for a month, working 16h per day for 30 days on a Celebrity Cruises slave ship, oh my bad sorry, cruise ship, for like $1.200/month. Which is why I quit my job after 1 month, however I lost a lot of money getting that job and flying to USA, and I only made $1.200 so basically I paid $500 to work for free for a month. So yeah, I know it sucks bad, but in China I think it even sucks more. For a small number of people to live extraordinary a lot of other people in the world need to die working. The world is a stupid place to live.
Wow, that really pisses me off, I don't even know how people allow this to happen =/ I did hear about the foxconn suicides but I didn't know the severity of the situation...
I have a terrable workplace called school
Thats not a Job, Thats Slavery!!!!
its Sooooo fcked up what they do to ppl in china =/
I'd love to hear from all of you who vote, but especially the ones who have really bad workplace conditions. Tell us your working condition stories ;)
I am 31 I slipped on some ice and broke my hip in February I am disabled for life. I am getting a social security now to replace my job.
i'm still a student so no problem.
I'm glad the youtube haters didn't get to you! :)
Nope, if I was the type to let a few haters get to me I would have given this up long ago. Thankfully the non-haters outweigh the haters ;)
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