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Microsoft Abusing Chinese Workforce???

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:48 am
by Apoptosis
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... awake.html

What do you think?

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Could it be a break time where naps are allowed or what? I know some factories give workers nap time on the line in China.... I've been there a few times and been to factories like this one, so personally I think the story is fud.

Re: Microsoft Abusing Chinese Workforce???

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:52 am
by Sporg
Looks like mandatory put-your-head-down-and-try-to-sleep time.

Re: Microsoft Abusing Chinese Workforce???

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:23 pm
by hark
They're worked so hard six out of seven days of the week (I think) that it wouldn't be surprising that they'd be unable to stay awake.

Re: Microsoft Abusing Chinese Workforce???

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:46 am
by bubba
1,000 people in a 105' x105' room... thats 11,025 sqft, 11 sqft per worker, roughly 3.5' x3.5' of space per person... well not accounting for isles, hope you get along with the person next to you.

That many people in one room, that close, is gonna make some heat but 86F is not bad, but its not comfy either. Hope the person to the left and right have good hygiene.

But it looks like break time to me. 1000 people in a room with their head down all at the same time is either a break or a mass rebellion. I've worked in some crappy places and anywhere from 8 to 16 hour days. Don't care who you are, you go more than a couple weeks at over 12hrs a day your going to squeeze a nap in where ever you can.

Re: Microsoft Abusing Chinese Workforce???

Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 5:44 pm
by geokilla
Amazing how they got another story but using the same picture.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/202566.asp

Re: Microsoft Abusing Chinese Workforce???

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 4:14 pm
by techking13
i think i have one of those computer mice...