Originally Posted by benjamin-benjami
wonder why americans have a reputation of being out of touch with the rest of the world??
Because not buying a PS4 is going to make the Chinese government / companies suddenly treat its citizens / employees with respect when they haven't done that for 1000s of years.
Why is it always America's job to police the world and force its morals onto other cultures?
Here is another article which gives a little more detail then the one linked in the op: http://www.develop-online.net/news/report-foxconn-using-unpaid-student-interns-to-build-ps4/0184309
What's mentioned in that article is not even that bad IMO. How do we truly know that this just isn't a few lazy college kids complaining about not getting enough breaks? Neither article provides any real proof or evidence other then to say there have been some complaints, it's also only one side of the story.
The complaints are mostly from interns about working the same hours as regular employees, yet unpaid. Well, hello, that's why it is called an internship, no big issue there IMO.
The program is part of an agreement between the institute and the tech manufacturer which the school publicly recognizes and promotes
How much do you want to bet that these students were aware of this requirement when they enrolled in the school. Nowhere in the article do they say that the school has forced them into these internships just for the PS4, it actually sounds like this is part of the normal requirement to graduate. Seems to me we just have some students who are just trying to make headlines now because it is the PS4.
The more I read the less this sounds like a labor issue but, more of a cranky college kids issue.
I'm so tired of how everyone jumps on a bandwagon these days because of an internet article without even asking if the article is providing all the facts. Most news stories on the internet are really just opinions with facts left out to make the authors opinion seem like the truth. The way that article is written is not in a way to expose controversy but to create controversy.
If iPhone sells weren't hurt buy their labor controversy then the PS4's sells will not be hurt either. This is a non story IMO and this thread was only created to troll.