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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:02 AM

Microsoft says investigating China factory report
Posted by XanTium | April 15 22:02 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From reuters.com:


Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it was investigating charges that young workers at a factory in China making its mice, cameras and Xbox controllers suffer overlong working hours and harsh treatment.

A report, published by rights group the National Labor Committee earlier this week, alleged that teenaged workers at a factory operated by KYE Systems Corp in Dongguan, China, faced military-style discipline, were fined for mistakes and housed in dirty dorm rooms after working 15-hour shifts.

"We have a team of independent auditors en route to the facility to conduct a complete and thorough investigation," said Brian Tobey, who heads manufacturing for Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices unit, in a blog post on the company's website. "If we find that the factory is not adhering to our standards, we will take appropriate action."


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#2 KaylaKaze

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:12 AM

Why would MS be surprised? It's China. Isn't that why they have them making everything in the first place?

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:42 AM

QUOTE(KaylaKaze @ Apr 16 2010, 03:12 AM) View Post

Why would MS be surprised? It's China. Isn't that why they have them making everything in the first place?


We are going to bring a import war to china!

World Import War I

Edited by XboxGamerGuy, 16 April 2010 - 03:43 AM.


#4 GOTitCUZiMODDED

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:28 AM

laugh.gif "take appropriate action..." laugh.gif

#5 bengrimsy

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:44 AM

QUOTE(GOTitCUZiMODDED @ Apr 15 2010, 10:28 PM) View Post

laugh.gif "take appropriate action..." laugh.gif

appropriate action being not doing shit and overpricing peripherals and continue raping the world

#6 BoNg420

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:24 AM

They probably don't care. They probably initiated it anyway and are stating they will take action only because they got called out on it.

#7 Mr N

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:22 AM

blah blah blah Microsoft is evil blah blah blah I put a dollar sign in the initials of Microsoft because unlike other corporations, they are in it for the money blah blah blah.

#8 Keihanzo

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 10:08 AM

Corporations at its finest.

#9 johnnyrico

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 10:26 AM

QUOTE(Keihanzo @ Apr 16 2010, 10:08 AM) View Post

CorporationsCapitalism at its finest.

Fixed.

People are acting as if Microsoft's the only company who has their stuff made in an inexpensive Chinese factory and as if MS is the only company out to make a profit.
And who is still childish enough to replace the S in Microsoft with a dollar sign?

#10 Martinchris23

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 11:17 AM

QUOTE(GOTitCUZiMODDED @ Apr 16 2010, 04:28 AM) View Post

laugh.gif "take appropriate action..." laugh.gif


In true MS fashion, doesn't that mean silencing those who are complaining?

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:20 PM

Yep - nothing new really.....looks guiltily at trainers, tee-shirt, hoody, jeans, PC, consoles etc etc......

#12 Reaper527

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:47 PM

doesn't announcing the investigation before it starts give the chinese company time to look good for the inspection prior to going back to normal SOP?

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:34 PM

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"If we find that the factory is not adhering to our standards, we will take appropriate action."


Read between the lines.....what they really mean is that the factory isn't making enough units/min, therefore, they will need to take 'appropriate action'.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:10 PM

If any of you are blaming MS you are simply ignorant to the current state of the world. Shit is NOT free and not everything is rainbows and sunshine.

Age old saying... When you point fingers, remember how many are pointing back at you.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:50 PM

QUOTE(Mr N @ Apr 16 2010, 03:22 AM) View Post

blah blah blah Microsoft is evil blah blah blah I put a dollar sign in the initials of Microsoft because unlike other corporations, they are in it for the money blah blah blah.


Hey man, are you sto- ?!?!? Oh yeah, just read your sig. biggrin.gif

Seems everyone here knows what they mean by "appropriate action" ... glad we can see the forest for the trees! And at the same time, yes... capitalism at its finest. Bummer I still gotta pay $50 for a pink 360 controller for my girl... dry.gif





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