If you’re reading this on an iPad, you might want to sit down

More to think about next time you want to buy something from Apple.

From the Times:

“. . .  the workers assembling iPhones, iPads and other devices often labor in harsh conditions, according to employees inside those plants, worker advocates and documents published by companies themselves. Problems are as varied as onerous work environments and serious — sometimes deadly — safety problems.

Employees work excessive overtime, in some cases seven days a week, and live in crowded dorms. Some say they stand so long that their legs swell until they can hardly walk. Under-age workers have helped build Apple’s products, and the company’s suppliers have improperly disposed of hazardous waste and falsified records, according to company reports and advocacy groups that, within China, are often considered reliable, independent monitors.”

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One response to “If you’re reading this on an iPad, you might want to sit down

  1. Did you hear This American Life from a couple weeks ago? It was about this very topic.

    [audio src="http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/podcast.thisamericanlife.org/podcast/454.mp3" /]

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