Tuesday, July 5, 2011

P is for Profits not Plunder!

Fantastic news everyone: Apple has released two excitingly shiny new models, iPhone 5c AND iPhone 5s!
It's promised to be much faster and powerful than its predecessor and packed with tons of new features.
This will definitely have an influx of profit margins for the Apple Corporation as a whole.
The anticipation is building by the hour and the fan-blogs will be set ablaze with eager shoppers ready to spend their cash.
Hmmm, I wonder if there the lines forming outside of the Apple stores are comparable to the lines forming outside of the local unemployment offices across town?

Even still, with this booming market, one would think that a jolt in sales would help to sustain the need to employ our U.S. citizens in order to make said product.
Unfortunately that's not the case.
Instead, the manufacturing plants for much of Apple's, Dell's, HP's, the list goes on, are imported overseas.
Particularly within a company known as Foxconn.

This industrious heavyweight has maintained such a stranglehold that the sheer size of one of its plants in China employs nearly half a million humans and covers 1.16 square miles.
It has been labeled with the family-friendly moniker "Foxconn City", as employees live, play (?), and work within these very confines.
The demand for production continues to rise from the avalanching volume of sales from across the globe, particularly in the U.S.

This blog directly relates to a previous entry: 

Walmart CEO Makes Average Workers Annual Salary Every Hour 

To help balance their demand needs, the employees are placed on a strict regimen of
work-eat-sleep-work routine that is undoubtedly monitored and supervised at all times. 
Such unrelenting stress will lead to tremendous levels of self-depreciation, humans being treated as caged animals causing a panicked sense for escape.
As seen here, the workers are often left with an absolute choice in order to remove themselves from their antagonistic bonds:

Sure, keeping a half-dozen workers sleeping in living room-like quarters and giving them little outlets for expression and individuality is the best way for easy Empire-Builders' stock earnings and American moguls to earn their millions/billions (AKA Job Creators).
Wow, 264.00 per month........
If they manage to hold their entire monthly income- twice, they too can leisurely wait in line and then buy one of the 50 iPads they built in a given business day.

How reassuring to know your employer just installed safety nets overhead to remedy the cost of overhead for replacing curious jumpers.

Breaking news from Steve Jobs and other CEOs:

The rise of both American unemployment and overworked outsourced workers have become a billionaire's blight.
The disproportion of wealth has become glaringly obvious for the sake of Empire-Building goodness exceeding GameMaster (Steve "The Woz" Wozniak) approval .

God bless America & butt-fu*k the rest....
with a :-)

1 comment:

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