Celticmusl saidWell workers in the U.S. have some tough issues too, and it's sad that I'm not even making it up. I know at my company if you're one minute late(arrival to work, lunch, etc) 3 times within a week you will be fired. A third of my income is used for gas to drive to and from work....etc, etc, etc. Somewhat dickensian if you ask me. I have coworkers that have worked there for years that are making less money than me and I just recently was hired. This company had a pay freeze for three years, all the while growing 20% per year and having record profits. Most "promotions" do not even get you a pay raise. Not sure that the company would even care if someone committed suicide, they would just hire someone new the next day.
All this, while people are beating down the door to get hired into this company. A third of the u.s. are living off of food stamps. Wake up and smell the crap in your own back yard.
Yeah, it's bad in other countries. It's certainly not a picnic in the u.s.
yeeeeaaaaaah i am not sure if that comes even close to this:
An investigation of the 500,000 workers by the Centre for Research on Multinational Companies and Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (Sacom) found appalling conditions in the factories.
They claimed that:
Excessive overtime was rife, despite a legal limit of 36 hours a month. One payslip showed a worker did 98 hours of overtime in one month, the Observer reported.
During peak periods of demand for the iPad, workers were made to take only one day off in 13.
Badly performing workers were humiliated in front of colleagues.
Workers are banned from talking and are made to stand up for their 12-hour shifts.