Sunday, May 1, 2011

Problem Solved!

Some follow-up:
The spate of suicides made headlines around the world. Last May, seven young Chinese workers producing Apple iPads for consumers across the globe took their own lives, prompting an investigation into working conditions at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, southern China.

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One year on, swaths of anti-suicide netting surround the huge worker dormitories in Shenzhen.
It's all about innovation.

Maybe they could clean out that netting though.

10 comments:

mikey said...

You gotta admire their straightforward analysis of the problem and the simple, cost-effective correctives they applied.

Talk about root-cause analysis at it's most effective!

Brilliant!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Mikey is right.

Too many suicides? Put up some emm-effin' nets! And then punish the fvckers when they get caught in same.

Problem. Solved.
~

J Neo Marvin said...

If we had known back in the 50s and 60s that the Communist countries of East Asia would become a cheap labor pool for corporations that manufacture American consumer goods, would we have bothered with the Cold War at all?

vacuumslayer said...

It would be wrong to make a joke about being hungry 2 hours after eating Chinese Soylent Green, wouldn't it?

Smut Clyde said...

Needs a "Helping Jennifer" tag.

Communist countries of East Asia would become a cheap labor pool

Ah, but the cold war (and the hot war in South-East Asia) was necessary to hold back their economies; without it their labour costs might be no better than those of the US by now.

Another Kiwi said...

Clever spendy liberals, you don't think about the netting contractors, of course!

M. Bouffant said...

Related.

The Froggies aren't nearly as clever as the Chicoms, however.

Substance McGravitas said...

Maybe they can continually douse their workers in water.

TruculentandUnreliable said...

Those Chinese are so backwards, what with their lack of medicines and sharp implements and fire and all.

M. Bouffant said...

Maybe they can continually douse their workers in water.

At least some misters in the parking lots.