The folks over at MICGadget recently translated a report from the Shanghai Evening Post which gave the public more insight into Foxconn’s assembly plants. Here, a reporter went undercover as one of the many people hired to build the iPhone 5. He kept a diary in which he recorded his daily stories. The conditions were so hard he was only able to work for a few weeks before he had to call it quits himself. Below is an excerpt from his diary:
By my own calculations, I have to mark five iPhone plates every minute, at least. For every 10 hours, I have to accomplish 3,000 iPhone 5 back plates. There are total 4 production lines in charge of this process, 12 workers in every line. Each line can produce 36,000 iPhone 5 back plates in half a day, this is scary … I finally stopped working at 7 a.m. We were asked to gather again after work. The supervisor shout out loud in front of us: “Who wants to rest early at 5 a.m !? We are all here to earn money ! Let’s work harder !” I was thinking who on earth wants to work two extra hours overtime for only mere 27 yuan (USD$4) !?
Source: MICGadget via Shanghai Evening Post