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de_la_rosa
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re: Apple fires supplier for using underage workers
de_la_rosa   1/25/2013 8:25:30 PM
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Well Dylan, you seem very focused on Apple per se and how Apple are cleaning their image. But you mention nothing about the follow up of what will happen to the workers that have just lost their jobs? Any redundancy money by Apple? Probably they will be forced to work in less favourable conditions since their family are depending on them for income. Quite an ignorant minded article if I may say!

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mcgrathdylan   1/25/2013 11:43:31 PM
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@supersonic76- thanks for the constructive criticism. Always appreciated.

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walken1   1/25/2013 11:48:01 PM
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It isn't Apple's responsibility to compensate employees that are working illegally and get caught if Apple didn't hire them (either directly or indirectly "knowingly"). If anything, that should be the responsibility of the company that did hire them in the first place. How is that any different than, say, the US Federal Government penalizing companies for hiring illegal immigrants? Should the Federal Government then compensate the illegals that lost their jobs?

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Thomas Chongruk   1/27/2013 9:51:09 PM
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What are the laws in China in regard to age? I'm not saying one should consider local values in regard to dealing with non-national corporations, but it shouldn't be the only consideration. If I recall correctly, people in China aren't required to go through the equivalent of 12th grade over there (and it may not even be publicly tax-payer supported like it is in the USA). So, if these people are doing jobs that don't require the high level of education and skill, and are trying to support themselves (or their families) honestly and because they currently can't afford further education, ... then how is it 'right' to terminate their employment.

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re: Apple fires supplier for using underage workers
eewiz   1/28/2013 4:46:01 AM
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The other side of the argument is "because they now have job" they dont/arent allowed to continue their education.

GeLy-MyOtherRideIsABMWS1000RRScooter
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GeLy-MyOtherRideIsABMWS1000RRScooter   1/28/2013 3:39:53 PM
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What's wrong with starting to work at 14,15, or 16? I started working ~12-13 years old, delivering newspaper, mowing lawn, snow plowing, etc. I learned early on that it's a hard way to make $, so I decided to study a little harder and was the first in my family to go to college and earn an engineering degree.

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reportingsjr   1/28/2013 7:20:45 PM
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I think the problem they want to avoid is having kids work full work days, not just side jobs like you, meaning they can not go to school.

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DrQuine   1/28/2013 11:26:10 PM
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Positive news on the child labor front should be celebrated. I have no doubt that there are adults in China seeking employment and the children have a better chance to get an education. It will take time but the news of this decision by Apple will surely be heard far beyond the walls of the company that was directly impacted.

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old account Frank Eory   1/28/2013 11:46:49 PM
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I was wondering the same thing. Like GeLy said below, I too started working long before age 16. It was part-time of course, and school was top priority. In many states, American youth are not legally required to attend school past age 16.

GeLy-MyOtherRideIsABMWS1000RRScooter
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GeLy-MyOtherRideIsABMWS1000RRScooter   1/29/2013 7:38:47 PM
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You guys grew up in a rich country and are lucky to have the luxury to think this way. America use to be this way, other/third world country will probably progress in similar way.

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