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Look At This Painfully Boring, Yet Very Insightful Video Of Chinese Factory Workers Assembling Computers

Submitted by on August 1, 2012 – 10:49 amNo Comment
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Well, would you look at that? Maybe all Chinese computer factories aren’t evil places where workers are forced to grind their fingers to the bone making sure that your PC is put together properly!

Over the years, Chinese computer factories haven’t exactly gotten the best reputation. In fact, they’ve gotten ample amounts of negative press, due to the fact that some Chinese factories out there have forced their workers to work in less-than-stellar conditions. Reports have shown that some employers give their workers very little pay and force them to work in poorly-lit factories for many, man hours every day. And, the good factories haven’t opened their doors to the press—fearing negative write-ups—so Chinese computer factories have, more or less, gone about their business and lived with the negative press that they’ve received.

Someone out there in one of these factories apparently had enough of that negative press, though. So, he or she created this video that shows workers assembling HP laptops at a Chinese factory and uploaded it into the “My Documents” folder of a new laptop. It’s not terribly exciting—as a matter of fact, it’s the most boring 3:22 you’ll spend all year—but you can see exactly what goes on in most Chinese computer factories. Laptops are rolled down a conveyor belt, parts are put into it, more laptops are rolled down a conveyor belt…and so on and so forth. Tedious? Hell yes. Evil? Not exactly.

We’re not saying that all factories in China follow this same protocol. We’re sure that there are some that don’t give their workers proper pay, good benefits, well-lit working conditions, etc. But, if this video is any indication, there are plenty of computer factories in China that are just as good as the factories you’ll find here in America. Just don’t expect to see the inside of one like this ever again.

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