Friday, May 28, 2010

I'm Feelin' A Little Down Myself

Gizmodo has been following the strange saga of Foxconn, a tech company in Japan which has had a recent unexplained rash of employee suicides. The latest story?

Hon Hai Precision Industry has announced that it will raise the salaries of employees at its Foxconn factory by about 20 percent. The company claims that the raises were planned for a while and aren't in response to recent suicides.
To date, 15 Foxconn employees have lept from the roof to their deaths, which is probably quite a downer to the rest of them. Nintendo and Apple buy parts from Foxconn, among others. Personally I'm happy with the place I work, but I'd probably be much, much happier if I were making 20% more.

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