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09-12-2012, 06:09 PM #21
Once again the complete ignorance of people in this country and some who posting here is clearly apparent. It would seem that I am the only person qualified to actually speak about factory work. In 2006/7 I spent a year working in Guangdong province inside a factory living in a dorm with Chinese workers and getting paid the same as them, about 1000 RMB a month. I usually worked from 7am until 5pm Mon thru Saturday and sometimes Sunday. Whilst some line work is repetitive almost everyone was happy to work there, they are free to leave any time they want.
In regards to the "reporter's" comment 27 RMB is actually a significant amount of money, whilst in the US it would buy a Starbucks coffee, over there I could buy a decent meal for less than 1 RMB. What you do find now though is the younger generation in China being exposed to the laziness of the West, looking for quick ways to get rich. They don't want to put in the effort to accumulate money.
To some's comments of bringing back the jobs to America.....you need a reality dose, the jobs are gone and so are the industries. Whilst China originally profited from cheap labor they are now becoming leaders in producing top quality products. Expect them to be the new Japan with a whole slew of brand names comparable to the Sony's, Nikon's, Mitsubishi's of the world.
So to produce the iPhone in America is not just a case of building a factory and hiring workers, all the components have to be imported from overseas, resulting in massive importation costs and wasted time.
Face it America's manufacturing era is in it's twilight, just as America exported to the world, so to will countries export to America. It is others time in the Sun now.
09-12-2012, 10:03 PM #22
I will pay more to have it made in the U.S.
09-12-2012, 10:34 PM #23
09-13-2012, 08:42 AM #24
If you want Apple to produce in the US (in an utopian world) you would need to convince literally every manufacturer to produce in the US. This simply won't happen. Especially with international companies like Samsung don't give a **** about the US economy or our intellectual property. You're also free to invest in Apple at any time. Maybe instead of buying that next smartphone you could save up a few more dollars, and invest. I think you'll find the $2.XX dividend per share per year and any capital gains you realize won't be too earth shattering.
Last edited by iamutman; 09-13-2012 at 08:48 AM.
09-19-2012, 11:55 AM #25
It's "conservative" big businesses that are outsourcing to foreign countries.
Last edited by alanjf; 09-19-2012 at 12:14 PM.
11-16-2012, 06:35 PM #26