Apple is my Living
I have been working for Foxconn for almost 3 years now. My job has been assembling the hard backs of the iPad and carving out the Apple symbol. Yes I have two children that live 2 hours away so I can only see them about once a week. Yes I live in the dorms and with other Foxconn women. But this is the life I picked. I make money and send it back to my kids. It is not enough money in American standards, but it is the reason we are alive today. I could go back home and work on the farm, but no, I want this life. I am fortunate to get this job above everyone else, and the pay is getting batter.
I can’t afford to buy the pro
ducts I help make, but what would i use an iPad for anyway? I don’t see the finished product; it is not my job to see the finished product. I do my part and send it off to the next person. I believe it takes more than 300 hands to make one iPad; there are many parts to it. It takes at least five days to make one iPad. There is no way only one person it sitting down to assemble an iPad by themselves. I want to tell Americans and the rest of the world to keep buying Apple products and use it with care because it took a lot of people and time to make the products. Apple is my living. Some may say that i don’t have a choice, but this is not a bad choice; after all I feed my 2 children. It is good that American’s care about how my work is, but my government should care more.
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“Do Americans really care?”
For my first paper, I am thinking about how much we value our technology and if we as Americans really care if factory workers are treated unfairly. I would also like to see if Apple’s profit and the demand of Apple products have dropped after this “scandal”.
- Schools In China Suspend Lessons While Students Make iPhone 5 (techweekeurope.co.uk)