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Another suicide at Foxconn: employee jumps off a building

0. phoneArena 14 Jun 2012, 08:40 posted on

On Wednesday, another Foxconn employee jumped off a build in what’s the first suicide in the factory known most for making Apple products…

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posted on 14 Jun 2012, 20:03

66. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


U lire....

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 12:42 4

35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


What you just have said is really mean...

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 13:09 1

40. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


what is it that is mean?.. commiting suicide is a cowardly way out. we should confront our problems.. I feel bad because but again.. not guilty

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 16:36 2

51. poojaroy (Posts: 52; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


u r an ass u fool gallitoking y dnt u understand commiting lots of suicide at same place means thers sum reason behind...now u understand other ppl view

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 07:48

75. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Your statement was...

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 20:01 1

64. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


After all that u still support Apple... Your a disgrace
to society and public...

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 14:23

45. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Kind of how a little calf feels once they are put in the veal box.... Only the calf has no option - they are going to be veal whether they like it or not.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:16 7

7. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


I think it's a lack of socialization. They aren't even allowed to speak to their roommate or even know each other's names. All beings need to socialize.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 12:51 1

38. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


well considering there are over 1 million people that work for Foxconn, who's to say it is anything other than long hours and poor work conditions? The suicides are sad, and should never happen, but it is a tiny, tiny fraction of Foxconn's overall workforce.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 20:21 2

69. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


i'm prettu sure there is not a lot of job availability for people in china

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 08:58 8

4. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


But Apple... Are the balance sheets ok?

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 10:04 2

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You are a horrible person.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 11:56 8

30. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


u didn't understand did u....folks are committing suicide & apple is amassing cash in their balance sheet...that's what they care about & hence the sarcasm

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:10 3

6. wmdprod (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


hmm... 1.2 million workers putting phones together? Why not have allll of those jobs brought over to the U.S i know a whole lot of people that wouldnt mind a job. oh but at least ...."independent report found no huge violations of Chinese law"

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 10:35 3

24. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Because Apple would have to make about $80.00 less per iPhone sold. What a horrible concept, right?

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:22 8

9. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


its the same thing with walmart factories in china, only worse.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:25 4

10. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Terrible news,No doubt pressure has been upped lately on the workers to make the iphone 5.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:27 7

11. destr0y3r (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Lmao I find it hilarious how fandroids are blaming Apple for this when even HP/Dell/Lenovo, Samsung outsource their production to ODMs like this.
Not to mention even Samsung have their own sweatshop in Indonesia and Vietnam that pays even lower than Foxxcon in China.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:33 6

13. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Except Indonesians care about their families and don't commit suicide.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:43

16. lancekik (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


than kan lar af ae3 oops.. (ignore)

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:47 3

17. EvoHero (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 May 2011)


I don't find anything hilarious about this, but you're right about how other companies use Foxconn besides Apple. Most Samsung tv boards are manufactured there, as well as products from Nokia, Nintendo and others. So this is a problem that stems from the tech manufacturing industry itself, not Apple.
But Apple has the bargaining power to change the way Foxconn treats its employees. It doesn't seem the changes made in the last couple years are drastic enough. I understand that a certain percentage of any population will commit suicide, but I think that doing it at your job like this is meant to be a statement.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:33 6

14. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Poor employee. He probably realized how awful the upcoming iPhone is. Just too bad.. :(

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:36 4

15. lancekik (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


its china, Apple(steve jobs) uses them as slave labor so we can have low prices & large profit.. Steve Jobs what a hero, glad he isnt around any more....

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:58 6

19. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Hmm, i agree.. Samsung have a factory on Texas just dedicated for producing several components for iPhone but Apple couldn't even build their own factory on US? What the?!

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 11:04 5

26. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im waiting for the iJustify team. Where are they? Tell me how IM wrong for wanting these conditions stopped, and that its really OK.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 11:10 5

28. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


iDrones don't care as long as they get their precious fruit

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 12:44 2

37. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


you are not wrong on wanting to change the conditions. nobody will dispute that, at least here... the problem is that some blame Apple, and Apple having a bargaining chip.. but reality is that we don't know the whole deal for us to point fingers..

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 18:13 1

54. medicci37 (Posts: 1288; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


@ gallito But you are pointing fingers. Blaiming the person who committed suicide. When, as you put it... "We don't know the whole deal"

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 20:09 1

68. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


U talking nonsense. ...

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 13:35 1

41. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Everything points to Apple smh. World hunger? Apple's fault. Animal abuse? Apple's fault. Domestic violence? Apple's fault. Like an earlier poster said various companies go thru Foxconn or something like them (including beloved Android supporter Samsung) yet no one wants to acknowledge that...it's yet again about attacking Apple. For all we know this guy could of committed suicide b/c he was facing jail time for leaking proprietary information. We don't know. It's an unfortunate event but what's even more unfortunate/stupid is that Android lovers use this as another opportunity to point fingers at Apple. Some people just live to argue for no good reason...too bad most of them associate themselves w/Android. Grow the hell up people.

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