Foxconn Employee: Stop.  The Guards are not armed, underage workers are rare, and we do not use dangerous chemicals without the proper equipment.  These lies exaggerate our physical plight but barely skim the surface of our psychological suffering.  Foxconn is not evil.  They are not trying to maim us.  The people of the world demands innumerable “necessities” and this is the only feasible way to supply them.  It’s not the company that hurts us, it’s you.

Life is beautiful because it is spontaneous and unpredictable.  The world is filled with a never ending supply of knowledge that lies just out of the reach of our finger tips.  My life is work: tedious work.  I will never know the fulfillment of intellectual studies, the pride of building a career, or the simple rejuvenating properties of rest and leisure.  I assemble tiny machines that allow others to achieve these possibilities.  I work, physically tired and mentally exhausted, so that you can live a beautiful life.

A Foxconn Factory? Maybe?


2 thoughts on “TIME OUT

  1. This is a really interesting perspective. It made me feel even more sorry for the Foxconn workers, like Mike Daisey was exploiting them too. I like the picture, as well – it gives you the real sense that each of the workers is just one of many, easily forgotten and replaced.

    • Joe-
      1) I am thrilled you used a photograph.
      2) When you insert one, use a caption to explain what it is. I can tell from the insanely long URL that you used google search. Did you even look at the source? It is a website called iphonehacks.com. They don’t credit their photo. Can a reader trust you did your part to make sure the photgraph is accurate?

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