Foxconn, ever classy manufacturer to the stars, was considering raising prices to offset the cost of paying its overworked, suicide-prone employees a decent wage. Now we know it’s happening, despite an iPhone-boosted 30 per cent increase in sales.
You see, Foxconn wouldn’t want to have to pay its employees – who are literally killing themselves because their working conditions are so poor – a decent wage without taking a hit themselves, so they’re passing the cost on to their clients, and, perhaps indirectly, you. This must have been one hell of a heart-warming shareholders meeting. [Reuters via CrunchGear]