Microsoft's Chinese Work Force: Too Tired to Stay Awake

What strikes me about this story…the capitalist system hasn’t changed all that much, has it? Yes, yes. I know it’s China…but Microsoft and other corporations – in never ending pursuit of profit above all – resorts to and puts up with this…

*Showing Chinese sweatshop workers slumped over their desks with exhaustion, it is an image that Microsoft won’t want the world to see. *

*Employed for gruelling 15-hour shifts, in appalling conditions and 86f heat, many fall asleep on their stations during their meagre ten-minute breaks. *

*For as little as 34p an hour, the men and women work six or seven days a week, making computer mice and web cams for the American multinational computer company. *

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