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Windows 7: Child labor for our toys

15 Apr 2010   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Child labor for our toys

The report says: "KYE recruits hundreds (up to 1,000) 'work-study' students 16 and 17 years of age, who work 15-hour shifts, six and seven days a week making webcams, mice and other computer peripherals. Some of the workers appear to be just 14 or 15 years old. A typical shift is from 7:45 a.m. to 10:55 p.m. Most of the students work for three months, but some stay longer."

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15 Apr 2010   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

This is nothing more then old news. For some reason there seem to be people out there who just have to keep bringing this back to the surface.

We in the United States, and other countries around the world who think there will be changes are only fooling themselves. Things are not going to change in China, or countries who use child labor. Though in my mind this is wrong I also know that this is how some countries operate. And, until we find a way to cut labor cost in first world countries China and third world countries will continue this practice.

Also, are you going to stop buying products made by these child labors? Probably not. Stop and think about the products these children are putting out; computers, monitors, CPU's, clothing, etc., etc., etc..

Also, stop and think, this is at the time the only way they will get money for food, housing, clothing, and whatever else you can think of—even if it isn't the right thing. Until someone can find a better way to feed 1.8 billion people then this is going to be their only way to survive; even if it isn't considered morally correct.
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15 Apr 2010   #3
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

You hit it right on the head Lee.
As long as work is outsourced to developing countries because of CHEAP LABOUR, the practice of child labour will continue.
Until someone else tells them about it and makes it public, the outsourcer will and have been turning a blind eye to it.
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15 Apr 2010   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
This is nothing more then old news. For some reason there seem to be people out there who just have to keep bringing this back to the surface.

We in the United States, and other countries around the world who think there will be changes are only fooling themselves. Things are not going to change in China, or countries who use child labor. Though in my mind this is wrong I also know that this is how some countries operate. And, until we find a way to cut labor cost in first world countries China and third world countries will continue this practice.

Also, are you going to stop buying products made by these child labors? Probably not. Stop and think about the products these children are putting out; computers, monitors, CPU's, clothing, etc., etc., etc..

Also, stop and think, this is at the time the only way they will get money for food, housing, clothing, and whatever else you can think of—even if it isn't the right thing. Until someone can find a better way to feed 1.8 billion people then this is going to be their only way to survive; even if it isn't considered morally correct.
I agree 100%. People jump up and down about it, screaming that it's "wrong" and wanting "justice" but ask them to stop buying the products that are made by "child labour" and watch them squirm! It really annoys me
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