Inside The Foxconn Dorms

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  1. HardOCP News

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    Hmmm, I guess eight workers to a prison cell, err...I mean dorm room doesn’t seem so bad given the options in China. Maybe if they go with triple bunk beds the price of iPods can come down a bit.
     
  2. Azhar

    Azhar Fixing stupid since 1972

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    Sleeping on plywood. Lovely.
     
  3. LeninGHOLA

    LeninGHOLA Vladimir Hayt

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    Doesn't look much different than low level college dorms here...
     
  4. PynkFloydd

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    Way better than the infantry barracks we had at Fort Bragg! ...even better than jail.
     
  5. Term-X

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    No wonder these people are miserable. Can't even get a good night's rest - the plywood and snoring neighbours.
     
  6. bloodhawke83

    bloodhawke83 I Strike Fear into the Hearts of the Masses

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    and bad breath, these people are not custom to brushing there teeth. :D
     
  7. Ryokurin

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    If it's playing in your area watch "Last Train Home" Those dorms are nice compared to other places.
     
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    rustygunner Gawd

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    One more reason to run out and buy the latest 'i' device.
     
  10. DeathPrincess

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    Looks better than my bed. I sleep on the office floor..
     
  11. THRESHIN

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    although i lived only with 3 other guys, its a lot nicer than a resort i worked at. lived on site, and man they didn't give a crap. the rooms were awful.
     
  12. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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    Hot-Racking? Wow... No wonder these folks are down...
     
  13. Katalysis

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    Geez, where did you go to college? Let that be a lesson to you high schoolers--study hard or you are living in the Foxconn Dorm at iPod University 8 dudes to a room.
     
  14. rustygunner

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    Bet they're not complaining about being 'bored' (like my kids) even though they're sleeping on boards.
     
  15. rustygunner

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    I think that's mostly because in China complainers get shot in the face???
     
  16. [Retaliation]

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    Yet one more reason we need a president that will stand up to China,and force these 3rd world attitudes to change,China is a super power for this reason,slave labor
     
  17. Zarathustra[H]

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    Its insane that products are allowed onto our market that circumvent our labor laws by manufacturing them abroad.

    I feel kind of ashamed for owning at least one product I know is manufactured by foxconn...
     
  18. Emission

    Emission [H]ardness Supreme

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    Pretty sure the college in question was free.
     
  19. twelveparsex

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    every motherboard i've owned has had at least 1 foxconn component on it...

    what's more annoying is if a treehugger owns a computer it's probably an apple but they totally ignore where it comes from
     
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  21. Zarathustra[H]

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    I know.

    But foxconn is abusing people, not trees :p

    Seriously though, this is scarily remeniscent of 19th and early 20th century coal miners who were little more than serfs, and got paid in tokens they could only spend at the company store...
     
  22. BloodyIron

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    Hey guys, guess who makes a major number of LGA 1366 sockets?
     
  23. MavsX

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    i don't feel bad for them.
     
  24. DeathPrincess

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    Who? :confused:
     
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    We need a President that will cut spending and pay off our debt to China. Then they can actually stand up to them.
     
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    It actually is a good deal if you look at it from their perspective. Sure they are only making around $300 a month but the job also includes a small amount of food along with a bunk so it's pretty easy to go without spending little to nothing of it during that month and most of them send their cash back home to their families.
     
  27. Azhar

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    Buying our debt did not give them the license to be assholes. We don't need to wait to pay off our debts.
     
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    And that would be a one term president when companies gang up on him under gimmick corporation names like "Americans for free trade" or some other untraceable group. Wal-Mart would shit a brick if someone threatened their supply chain.
     
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    IMO this is SSOP (standard sweatshop operating procedure) what did you expect, this honestly doesn't look as bad as what some people have to put up with, IMO the work conditions and work hours, are a bigger concern.
     
  31. Mayson

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    When I went to U of I in Champaign, I stayed in the dorms for a while (Hopkins). When my mom visited me, she said that it looked like an "institution".

    These seem nicer than those.
     
  32. TechLarry

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    Nothing more than a clever political ad.
     
  33. LeninGHOLA

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    UW, but I didn't stay in the dorms. The dorms I did visit were mostly OK, but there was one building that stood out as being pretty substandard.

    Keep in mind the gizmodo article show some of the very best living conditions for Foxconn workers. Definitely a song and dance going on here
     
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    damn at least they got an LCD, I still have a 27" Sony Trinitron in my bedroom
     
  35. rustygunner

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    I was thinking that too... this is probably a picture of one of the 'nicer' dorms.
     
  36. DeathPrincess

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    It doesn't even make sense...what exactly should the roman empire gone, or america go back to? The roman empire ended because of factions made from infighting...which is how it began and pretty much carried on it's whole time. Just everyone else improved. Should there be a return to slavery? Then it was a load of disjointed crap, which had very little to do with anything he said...was it made by fox?
     
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    Granted these conditions are not great. Considering how bad American workers including children had it during the Industrial Revolution this is way better. It takes a while for labor forces to organize into a group that has the ability to influence industry practices.

    That being said the problem stems from the huge population of surplus laborers. The governmental practices don't help either, and I would assume that the lack of infrastructure hampers the ability of labor groups to form a cohesive organization.

    Hopefully in time things will get better for the workers, but then the prices will go up. And if we have learned from the history of the American manufacturing companies its that the jobs will move over seas where labor is much cheaper.

    gg free market economics.
     
  38. Emission

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    The visual I got form that was hilarious :D.
     
  39. nessus

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    IF they aren't paying for the bunk space and for 2 of 3 meals a day, they are in better shape than Chinese garment workers who bunk under basically the same conditions...
     
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