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Microsoft accused of 52c-an-hour 'slaves'

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posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 05:47 AM
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* Microsoft demands "15-hour shifts" * Photos show exhausted workers * "We are like prisoners"



MICROSOFT said it had opened an investigation following a report of harsh working conditions at a factory in China that makes products for the US software giant.

not a surprise but it always good when storys like this comes to light this is how they make those unbelievable profits yet rip us off with there products
www.news.com.au...

[edit on 15-4-2010 by CYRAX]




posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 06:43 AM
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I wonder why the media only brings up such news from china. As if china is the only country were people work long shifts or every day of the week.
It also does happens in the USA, just think about the criticisms from the spouses of Electronic Arts employees. Those had to work up to 100 hours a week. Seven days a week from 9am to 10pm or even later and only with some luck got the saturday evening off.
And that's more or less normal in the video games industry, those people really do work their asses off.

Of course it's bad but then again you have to wonder, how that could be changed. If those people work normal shifts, the prices of the products would go up and customers will be outraged because they're so stingy these days.



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 07:02 AM
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The bill gates goes on about how much he has helped, and how capitalism has helped, yep right, your pocket its helped, not others.

Anglo american empire winning in ww2 was a nightmare for the whole world, and it was just a con.



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