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Monday, 09 August 2010 10:26

Foxconns wants older workers

Written by Nick Farell
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The young ones keep killing themselves
Apple's cut-price maker of iPhones Foxconn is scouting around trying to find older workers who it thinks are less likely to kill themselves. Reports from China say that Foxconn is fed up with the bad publicity that a string of suicides at its plants have bought.

After sticking up nets and hiring Buddhist monks to teach people how to be calm, Foxconn thinks that the only way forward is to hire people who are old enough to know that life is a bit crap and you may as well make the most out of it.

The latest person to top herself was a female employee, who fell to her death on August 4 at Foxconn's Shenzhen plant. Police have already ruled out the possibility of murder but they indicate that among the victim's belongings, were chlorprothixene and risperidone, drugs used to treat and control mental disorders.

New employee evaluations at Foxconn plants include applicants to have mature mental state and psyche exams before they get the job.

Nick Farell

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0 #1 Bl0bb3r 2010-08-09 12:34
"New employee evaluations"

For F sake! What have these people been doing before these "new" evaluations were considered?!
Hiring mental patients?!
 
 
+2 #2 dicobalt 2010-08-09 13:48
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
"New employee evaluations"

For F sake! What have these people been doing before these "new" evaluations were considered?!
Hiring mental patients?!


You would kind of have to be a mental patient to want to work under those conditions. There are so many better things you can do with your time.
 
 
+5 #3 hasselhoof 2010-08-09 14:07
why not just give better working conditions? allow them human contact during work, they are not allowed to talk during work. stop fining them for talking and other mistakes. taking home a blank check doesn't help them.
 
 
0 #4 Bl0bb3r 2010-08-09 14:27
@dicobalt, you're not in touch with reality. In that part of the world, the only other thing you could do with your time is to let it slip. These people choose to make the best of it but like in so many places, the younger the workers are, the more they profit by giving them more to do.


@hasselhoof, you're not in touch with reality either, man. Ever heard of targets?... well, these things tend to be higher and higher each year and it was just a matter of time until slavery and inhumane working conditions were starting to be an option. Guess these people are there... and they won't get better treatment, not until less expensive alternatives are out-there, no matter if they work or not. A worker is a trial and error.
 

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