Apple starts issuing monthly reports on excessive work hours
1. rf1975 (Posts: 254; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Apple is going to set some good example under Tim leadership. Let us hope all other companies also will take labor issues seriously.
2. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
LMAO 60 Hour Work Week... Apple you are so nice to give Foxconn such lenient terms. Do they get a choice between 12 hour work days, 10 hour work days or the amazing 8.6 hour work day?
3. deago78 (Posts: 160; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I'm guessing you're condemning them. Is that to say that 8.6 hour work days are too much? 60 hour work weeks are common in many countries around the world. America just happens to be below average in what a common person works weekly.
7. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
unless you go to a socialist country where they answer their unemployment problems by saying that a full work week is now 25 hours though they still get paid like they worked 40, forcing businesses to hire more people, and of course making crap more expensive.
9. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)
As a matter of fact socialism (in its light and heavier forms) failed all over the world and it's dragging everybody else, see the situation in Europe.
4. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
My dad works 70 a week, although he gets paid a fair amount unlike foxconn workers. although he has the choice to work that much
5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1873; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
60 hrs aren't that much, but the fact they probably don't get over time is horrible. I am pretty sure some teenager in the U.S. can work at McDonald's for 40 hrs a week and still make more money than the people in Foxconn in 60 hrs. How sad...
6. medicci37 (Posts: 1184; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
The US needs to make it illegal to import products that don't meet our Labor standards. & what about the 11% that were not in compliance? If big business had their way, feudalism & slavery would still be rampant. If the people who run these companies demanded as much productivity from their execs as they do their low level employees, they would be more able to compete with the rest of the world.
8. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if they are truely doing REAL monitoring, then its a good small step forward. I'll give them that much.