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prabhakar_deosthali
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Re: People Pressures
prabhakar_deosthali   6/30/2013 4:08:42 AM
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Tom, I  perfectly agree with you that the dimes and Nickels that an assembly line worker earns are more important.

For those workers who come from very very poor living conditions , even those "nu-ethical" working conditions are also better than the lives they were living before they got those jobs.

That makes companies like Foxconn to thrive.

WaqasAltaf
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Re: Apple as a symbol
WaqasAltaf   6/29/2013 4:00:51 AM
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@ Hailey

Yes, that's for sure. We can't imagine the number of people that will benefit as a result of companies cutting down unethical or non-compliant practices due to fear of negative advertisement.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Huawei
Adeniji Kayode   6/27/2013 4:15:26 PM
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@Flyingscot,

That is really amazing and good to know too

Himanshugupta
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Re: People Pressures
Himanshugupta   6/27/2013 1:31:13 PM
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@Tom, i share the same opinion about the guyz working in silicon valley. They work not because of lack of alternatives but more due to quick career progression and money. While the same is not true for most of the factory workers. So, the blue collar jobs are more susceptible to the company policies as the workers might not have any other alternative but to comply with the policies however unfavorable they might be.

Himanshugupta
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Re: These things happen
Himanshugupta   6/27/2013 1:25:21 PM
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@Hailey, you are absolutely correct. With outsourcing, increasing number of suppliers and complex supply chain; it is nealy impossible to micro-manage each and everything. The best any organization can do is to put measures and guidlines to avoid unethical and inhumane suppliers. 

hash.era
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Re: Huawei
hash.era   6/27/2013 11:12:16 AM
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@Hospice: Good idea but that would be very risky isn't it ?     

Hospice_Houngbo
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Re: Huawei
Hospice_Houngbo   6/26/2013 11:18:56 PM
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@FLYINGSCOT

My hope is that every manufacturer will be requiered to open their suppliers to public inspection. This will help reduce workers' right violation in most manufactoring plants.

Hospice_Houngbo
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Re: People Pressures
Hospice_Houngbo   6/26/2013 11:06:22 PM
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@Tom,

"I have a LOT more sympathy for a factory worker who works 16 hours a day, 7 days a week"

I share that feeling as well. However, the factory worker and the Silicon Valley guy are living in two different worlds with different socio-economic realities. It is true that the former is being cheated by his employer, but the latter may well deserve the salary he is paid for his hard work. He may not deserve our sympathy, but he may deserve our respect.

HaileyMcK
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Re: Apple as a symbol
HaileyMcK   6/26/2013 8:30:25 PM
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@WaqasAltaf   Information moves so quickly now, and especially large organizations are under such scrutiny that they do, indeed become symbolic. It's a quick slide from symoblic to scapegoat.  In a way, that's a good thing. hopefully, the visiblity brought to this story will help others avoid similar mistakes. 

HaileyMcK
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These things happen
HaileyMcK   6/26/2013 8:28:19 PM
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In a perfect world there would never be a supplier snafu. However, it happens. The real measure of any organization is how it reacts to the new reality is as important or more important than the fact that something went awry.

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