Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Full Price of our Gadget culture: Foxconn Suicide Nets

Pictured above are nets put up in Foxconn's plants in Shenzhen (China), to prevent workers from committing suicide. So far, 11 workers have jumped from factory buildings, seeking release from 'repetitive, exhausting, and alienating' work.

Foxconn’s output accounts for nearly 40 percent of $150 billion consumer-electronics industry - creating and assembling your iPhone, iPad, Digital cameras and everything else that is part of our gadget-loving culture.

How long before this happens in the Indian Outsourcing Industry, as rising competition and cutthroat work culture take their toll on the faceless workers (coders, phone operators, article re-writers, spammers)?



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