Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jul 2009 20:10 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Hardware, Embedded Systems This is one sad story to report on. Sun Danyong, 25-year-old employee at Chinese manufacturing company Foxconn, has committed suicide after being subjected to apparently rather rigorous interrogation methods by Foxconn's Central Security Division. Danyong handled a shipment of 16 iPhone prototypes, and one of them went missing. Update: Apple responds: "We are saddened by the tragic loss of this young employee, and we are awaiting results of the investigations into his death. We require our suppliers to treat all workers with dignity and respect."
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work ethic
by stabbyjones on Tue 21st Jul 2009 22:35 UTC
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It's mad to think that he felt he could leave his job without consequence.

They really do work them to death over there in these factories, not that anything will change in the long run, people like cheap stuff (myself included).

I've bought Sony Ericsson phones for years and i'm sure i've bought a few leadtek products in the past but is switching to other brands really going to affect anything?

I'm still going to be buying phones and hardware from asia where it's not exactly the best as far as pay and conditions go.

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