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Foxconn's Other Dirty Secret: the World's Largest "Internship" Program 183

pigrabbitbear writes "In light of a series of reports that have emerged over the years, one of many dark stories of suicide now points at one of the lesser-known but more unsavory aspects of Foxconn's much-criticized labor practices: with the help of schools and government officials, the company runs a massive internship program built not on voluntary education but on 'compelled' factory work for teenage students. According to Ross Perlin, author of Intern Nation."
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Foxconn's Other Dirty Secret: the World's Largest "Internship" Program

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  • Duress. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by sethstorm ( 512897 ) on Wednesday February 15, 2012 @07:11PM (#39052807) Homepage

    The problem is that such choice is made under duress.

    Foxconn is like a slavemaster that beats you less; they still beat you like a slavemaster, but it is with precision instruments and your chains are of the highest quality. Should you wish to object, you get shot and disappeared by the government.

    If they really were free, people wouldn't have any trouble speaking about Foxconn without anonymity.

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