Foxconn, known for the fact that Apple’s gadgets are being manufactured at its enterprises and cases of suicide have recently increased, attempted to improve its reputation and invited the American public relations company Burson-Marsteller to perform this task. The first step towards correcting Foxconn's karma was that for the first time in the company's history, reporters from the American magazine Businessweek were allowed into the territory of its factories and hostels for workers.
The journalists managed to prepare a detailed photo essay about the life of the leadership and ordinary workers of the Chinese enterprise and interview some of its employees, staff psychologists and the head of the Foxconn Empire, Terry Gou. The latter made several frank confessions, including stating that he seriously began to worry only after the fourth suicide, and today he takes all the responsibility for these unfortunate incidents.
As for the workers themselves, then, as the journalists managed to find out, he admits that it is difficult to work in factories, but voluntarily agree to such a burden. Most Foxconn employees are temporarily employed at these enterprises in order to save money for some serious purchase or to raise start-up capital to start their own business.
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