Go Back   Hardware Canucks > NEWS & REVIEWS > Reviews & Articles from the Web

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old January 26, 2012, 06:42 PM
JayDeeHobbit's Avatar
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 387

My System Specs

Default

A couple of weeks ago this thread was posted as well. 'Mass suicide' protest at Apple manufacturer Foxconn factory

I have a family member who is fairly high up in a multi-national. In the big-shot meetings what do you suppose they talk about? Building a better product? Creating jobs? Growing the company?

Nope... "How do we make bonus".

To "make bonus" means making the "maximum" bonus as often corporations have different levels of bonus depending on the profitability of your division. The "maximum" bonus could be double your yearly salary or more... much more. It is pure avarice that drives the corporations from the share holders down to senior management. They really don't want to know about the skeletons they build their company on so long as it doesn't impact their pocket book... sad.

When Chrisk says above "Buy North America" that could work. As long as they make more profit they don't care where something is made just s long as the bottom line is there. We would have to overcome our natural impulse as consumers as we tend to buy the item that is 10% cheaper and, of course, that item is 10% cheaper because the company manufactures it where they pay the least labor costs and have the least overhead concerning things like health and safety. Other countries in the world really need a union movement. Much as I dislike unions here in our country (where they have already accomplished much) their accomplishments now need to be exported to other countries.
__________________
"Try looking into that place where you dare not look!
You'll find me there, staring out at you!" - Frank Herbert
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old January 26, 2012, 07:23 PM
Silent_Avenger's Avatar
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 472

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisk View Post
Buy stuff made in North America. Even if it is more expensive.

If its possible...
Yea if it's possible. There's basically nothing made in NA anymore and if it is it'll be made in mexico at nearly the same conditions so what's the point I'm surprised the economy in the states and canada hasn't completely collapsed yet. Greed will bring the doom of us all!
__________________
Main System //// Dedicated Folding PC 1 //// Dedicated Folding PC 2 //// Laptop

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/DarkDivinityPC

I fold for a cure. Team 213366 and 54196.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old January 26, 2012, 11:10 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 180
Default

Here's a list of all the companies that uses Foxconn. If you want to boycott Apple products, boycott all of these as well:

Have fun!

Seriously, don't buy into sensationalist headlines, this has been a widespread problem in China, it's not only Foxconn.

Also, it's not only cheap labour that attracts so many business. The supply chain and logistics of China is so far ahead of North America, it's impossible to do the same thing here.

And this isn't even half the story, raw ores and materials from mining operations and purification plants in China that are used to make what we all use today is 100x worse than the factories.

Last edited by geoc; January 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old January 27, 2012, 12:52 AM
Silent_Avenger's Avatar
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 472

My System Specs

Default

Haha with your list it's pretty much say bye bye to everything tech based. Now I'd like to see a list for comparison of all the companies that make anything tech based from start to finish here in NA.
__________________
Main System //// Dedicated Folding PC 1 //// Dedicated Folding PC 2 //// Laptop

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/DarkDivinityPC

I fold for a cure. Team 213366 and 54196.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old January 27, 2012, 02:06 AM
Allstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 715
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent_Avenger View Post
Haha with your list it's pretty much say bye bye to everything tech based. Now I'd like to see a list for comparison of all the companies that make anything tech based from start to finish here in NA.
I think that would be close to zero. Don't forget this sort of stuff is happening in India, Vietinam, and other "cheap" labour countries. I recall some US tv show did an investigation report on clothing mfg in India. Sure they had the prescribed code of ethics nailed to the wall, but they also had black mfg plants that the customers didn't know about. Makes you wonder how many suppliers' plants these companies don't know about and can't "inspect".
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old January 27, 2012, 06:33 AM
martin_metal_88's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Quebec City
Posts: 4,175

My System Specs

Default

What is nice is to see all those huma right defender using their Iphone or Ipad or whatever apple product. Good job...
__________________
Ask for more

Martin_metal_88
Colenzo : See system spec!

Odysseus : I7 860 @ 3.6Ghz || GA P55-UD5 || G.skill Ripjaws F3-16000 2000Mhz 2X2GB || Coolermaster ATCS 840 || Silverstone Strider plus 850W || WD 640 black - WD 1TB green - Samsung F3 2TB || MSI 5670 1GB Cyclone ||Coolermaster Hyper 212 + ||

Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Human Brain Memory Capacity = ??? Jared11 Off Topic 5 December 20, 2011 05:11 PM
What's New From Apple - Summary of Apple Event FiXT Press Releases & Tech News 21 September 3, 2010 05:41 AM
Human Resource Bullshit - A Rant vulcan500rider Off Topic 20 November 20, 2009 06:33 PM
AMD to Drop Support of non-DX10 Products, Including FireGL Products. cadaveca Press Releases & Tech News 25 March 20, 2009 06:54 AM
Good read on FPS (How much the human eye can see) Jake_HT Off Topic 1 March 18, 2009 12:11 AM