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Apparently some employees at an XBox Plant in Wuhan, China are pretty outraged by not being paid what they’re owed. In fact, these people are so bothered by their lack of pay that they have threatened to commit mass suicide. Normally, I would think this was a rather ingenious way to get what you want, but unfortunately the circumstances are a bit different with this story given its origin. China is incredibly overpopulated and don’t allow their citizens to have more than two children per family. Given the opportunity to knock off an entire workforce and make room for some younger workers may be just the thing they’re hoping for.
Instead of giving them an ultimatum, you made it easier for them to not pay you and help out the population control. I know this is wrong of me to be thinking, but seriously, who really thinks this is going to work in the employees favor?
Three hundred staff at a factory that builds Xbox 360s have threatened to commit mass suicide if their wage demands are not met, it emerged today.
Employees working for electronics giant Foxcon in Wuhan, China, claim the company has failed to hand over wages they’re owed.
Campaign group China Jasmine Revolution said they would throw themselves from the plant’s roof if the missing money isn’t paid.
Throw themselves off the roof?! These people are fucking serious about their money. It must really mean something when someone would rather kill themselves than work one more day for your company without getting what they feel they deserve. Like, it really can’t be all 300 people who are willing to die that are at fault in this scenario. Maybe Foxconn should do some self-evaluation and get to the root of the problem here (greed).
The American companies with ties to Foxconn better hurry up and step in so as not to get your name tarnished. You wouldn’t want mainstream America to be aware that you could care less about how the employees who make your products are feeling, because it really is the cheapest and obviously more justifiable when trying to stuff as much income into your pockets as humanly possible.
- Microsoft probes mass suicide threat at China plant (cnn.com)
- 300 Foxcon staff at Xbox 360 plant in China threaten mass suicide over pay (dailymail.co.uk)
- Mass suicide threat at Xbox plant (thesun.co.uk)
- 300 Chinese Workers At XBox 360 Plant Threaten To Jump Off Roof In Mass Suicide If They Don’t Receive Wages Owed! (bossip.com)
- Mass suicide threats at Xbox 360 plant (ingame.msnbc.msn.com)