“And I say to her, “You seem kind of young—how old are you?” And she says, “I’m thirteen.” And I say, “Thirteen. That’s young. Is it hard to get work at Foxconn when you’re…?” She says, “Oh no,” and her friends all agree, it’s not that hard. There are inspections, but Foxconn always knows when there’s going to be an inspection, so what they do then—you’re going to love this—they don’t even check ages then, they just pull everyone from the affected line and then they put the oldest workers they have on that line.”
(Interruption) As Cathy:
Wait Mike. I understand you’re trying to make the point that working conditions are bad at Foxconn, but I’ve been sitting here listening to lie after lie. This is the last straw. You never met a thirteen year old that worked at Foxconn. You never heard that Foxconn will hire anybody no matter what age they are.
(Cathy addresses the crowd)
I know all this because I’m Cathy, the translator he hired. I was with him every step of the way at Foxconn. I translated everything for Mike. And I can say truthfully that we never ran into a thirteen year old that claimed she worked for Foxconn. Most of what Mike has said is exaggerated and it make me upset that he has to lie to get his point across.
(Cathy addresses Mike)
If I knew you were going to say all of these lies, I never would have worked for you.