Your iPod for $4 a day, Update
Yesterday, another employee of Foxconn Technology Group committed suicide. This is the 10th suicide the electronics manufacturer has seen this year. As mentioned here a few days ago, Foxconn is one of the leading contracted manufacturers for Apple, but the company also does a large amount of work for Nokia and Dell computers. Anyway, Foxconn’s solution to the suicide problem is apparently to now make employees promise they will not kill themselves:
Workers have reportedly been told to sign letters promising not to kill themselves and even agree to be institutionalised if they appeared to be in an “abnormal mental or physical state for the protection of myself and others”.
So someone is supposed to stop short of suicide because they made a promise to the same company that has driven them to suicide in the first place??? Yep, sounds like a great plan….