After Listening to Daisey’s podcast I could not help but ask myself how so many people still purchase Apple products without any question at all. I have talked about Apple and how they exploit their workers in some of my other classes, yet no one seems to care. Everyone seems to overlook the unethical side of Apple because they are addicted to the products they offer consumers. Is Apple really that great of a company that people will forget about values and human rights? After listening to the podcast it seems so.
Some of the most shocking things to me were the ideas that there are almost half a million people at a plant and the age of some of the workers. Working at the age of thirteen in these conditions is something that would never be allowed in America, but goes on in other parts of the world. It is very difficult for me to imagine myself being that young and working in a Shenzhen, China. I feel like there is no way out for most, if not all of the workers and it is truly upsetting. Apple has the resources to provide their employees with so many great things and it is just confusing as to why they turn their head the other way when it comes to things like this.
Continuing, the part of the podcast when Daisey mentioned suicide also stuck with me. Having nets to prevent people from committing suicide is one of the most inhumane things I have ever heard in my life. If management knows people are so unhappy with the way they are being treated I don’t get why someone has not done something. Human beings are being treated in a way that should not be tolerated anywhere in the world and I feel like people need to begin to take stand against Apple. I understand it is extremely difficult for some people to break away from their obsession with Apple products, but enough is enough. I am glad Daisey took a stand and I hope that as many people hear his point of view and follow along with his thoughts on Apple.