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"The image Microsoft doesn't want you to see: Too tired to stay awake, the Chinese workers earning j


"The image Microsoft doesn't want you to see: Too tired to stay awake, the Chinese workers earning just 34p an hour

By Liz Hull and Lee Sorrell
Last updated at 12:29 AM on 18th April 2010

Source Dailymail.co.uk

"Showing Chinese sweatshop workers slumped over their desks with exhaustion, it is an image that Microsoft won't want the world to see.

Employed for gruelling 15-hour shifts, in appalling conditions and 86f heat, many fall asleep on their stations during their meagre ten-minute breaks.

For as little as 34p an hour, the men and women work six or seven days a week, making computer mice and web cams for the American multinational computer company. ......"

".......Microsoft is not the only company to outsource manufacturing to KYE, but it accounts for about 30 per cent of the factory's work, the NLC said. Companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Foxconn, Acer, Logitech and Asus also use KYE Systems......


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Rick GComment by Rick G - April 18, 2010, 3:28 pm
The costs of labor will sink to the lowest level in the globalized environment. Our standard of living has a long way to drop if we are going to compete for jobs with the sweat shops.
konaneComment by konane - April 18, 2010, 3:32 pm
Thanks Rick! Agree, true for right now. I posted this mainly to point out the (lack of) 'consciousness' of some businesses and industry functioning worldwide. Hopefully in the next few decades sweat shops will cease to exist.
jarasanComment by jarasan - April 18, 2010, 7:25 pm
I thinks their heads are down on the tables because they are depressed they live in a GD communist country run by a bunch of murdering elitist commie rats that are stealing their wages when they come back from the capitalist rest of the world.
konaneComment by konane - April 18, 2010, 8:35 pm
Thanks Jarasan! Thanks to the internet the whole world sees how things are .... hopefully things will change for the better there and here.

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