Foxconn, ever-classy manufacturer to the stars, was considering raising prices to offset the cost of paying its overworked, suicide-prone employees a decent wage. Now we know it’s happening, despite an iPhone-boosted 30% increase in sales.
You see, Foxconn wouldn’t want to have to pay its employees, who are literally killing themselves because their working conditions are so poor, a decent wage without taking a hit themselves—so they’re passing the cost on to their clients, and, perhaps indirectly, you. This must have been one hell of a heartwarming shareholders meeting.
If you struggle with suicidal thoughts please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.
[Reuters via CrunchGear]