This image accompanied the article at Phawker. What emotion toward Chinese workers is this image calculated to instill?
Philly.com | Apple’s American job disaster
I first caught this article re-posted at Phawker.com under the title, How Steve Jobs F*cked Over The American Worker. Steve Jobs could have sat at home and played his Atari all day. He chose instead to revolutionize the way we communicate. This is the thanks he gets.
But in 1996, the moneymen on Wall Street decided Apple was not living up to their expectations. Earnings had sagged. To raise cash and bolster the bottom line, the company was forced to unload assets. The Fountain plant was sold, just four years after it had opened. The plant was profitable and well-run, but Wall Street’s relentless focus on short-term earnings demanded results.
It’s called efficiency. Those who see jobs as ends in themselves don’t seem to care a lick about it. Read the rest of this entry »