Steve Jobs rules
Steve Jobs has told his legions of Apple fanboys not to
worry about the mass suicides at his Chinese's supplier's plant.
He told the assembled throngs that Foxconn's plant was
not a sweatshop so no one should worry about where their shiny gadgets come from
any more. Jobs said his company is “all over” Foxconn and the “very
troubling” spate of suicides. But he said that Foxconn was not a sweatshop.
Foxconn said that it will raise workers’ salaries after
at least 10 of its employees have died. The outfit has hired counsellors, and
monks, and installed nets on dormitory buildings to cope with deaths.
"Apple does one of the best jobs of any company understanding
the working conditions of our supply chain,” Jobs said yesterday in his first
public remarks on the deaths. “We’re pretty rigorous about it.”