Foxconn’s Solution to Labor Unrest

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Nemos
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maybe it is better
Nemos   11/27/2012 7:48:16 AM
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"There are a couple of ways to spin the news that Foxconn Electronics Inc.is replacing Chinese workers with robots."

I think it is better, if you can't have a proper working condition for your employees maybe it is better to have machines. They can't replace all the positions with robots so if they don't change policy and view about how they should threat to its people then soon or later they will have again the same problem. 

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Barbara Jorgensen   11/20/2012 5:42:29 PM
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Douglas: LOL! Maybe there's a market for robot counseling...or maybe they just need bigger nets.

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Douglas Alexander   11/20/2012 10:14:25 AM
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Barbara, We will know about the true working conditions in China when we start to see videos of robots throwing themselves out of the factory windows.

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Shelly   11/19/2012 2:05:05 AM
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But it is a fact Robot can only do the simple and repeated work but not those complex work. So it seems Robot replacing human is impossible or remains to be seen.

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Robots to replace workers?
Eldredge   11/18/2012 6:24:16 PM
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@Barbara - At least for the short term, someone will have a job building robots. After that, I assueme they will need a software/progrrammiong staff to handle product changes as they arise. Maybe also IT and security experts to prevent hacking & sabotage. 

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_hm   11/17/2012 3:43:47 AM
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@Fylingscot: I agree with you. It does not take so much of effort to train people and make them qualified just as Alcoa wanted them. No one gets pefect match. Little flexibility, time and patience is required on part of Aloca managament. Just offer online training and test - very low cost approach.

 

 

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Barbara Jorgensen   11/16/2012 9:52:47 AM
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FSCOT: Until I watched the report, I had the same reaction. 60 Minutes spent a lot of time with Alcoa and a small manufacturer of fasteners for the mil/aero industry. If you have 20 minutes, take a look at the report (link in the blog). I can't say I've completely changed my mind about the unemployment situation, but at least it makes more sense to me.

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disgraceful
FLYINGSCOT   11/16/2012 9:48:41 AM
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I am shocked that Alcoa is saying iut cannot find workers.  In the present econimuc conditions it is appalling that companies cannot fill theri vacancies.  Where are all the properly qualified people (not overly or underly)?



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