Mega Factories in China is far from being the world's best workplaces. If it has the world's media wrote before, not least of Foxconn, where several employees are said to have tried to kill themselves.
Now, reports Business Insider about a student from New York University, who decided to try life as factory workers in Pegatron – one of the factories in China that Apple works with
Under the guise he worked for Pegatron for six weeks last summer. In an interview with Business Insider he testifies bad food, for stimulating tasks and brutally little sleep.
Dejian Zeng, whom he named, explains in the interview that he only had two days to learn the work. And the task was even worse – turning a single screw at Iphones speakers.
"I believe that it is torture. For one day, in 12 hours, so you can produce only five phones. You sit there and have nothing to do, waiting for two hours. Sometimes you can not even talk. You just sit there quiet and has nothing to do until the next phone comes in. You try to put it together, and then put it back and wait for another couple of hours for the next one to come in, "he says, among other things.
Furthermore, he says that he also happened to doze off. When supervisors discovered it, they forced him to stand up the rest of the day – even though he had nothing to do.
Apple has put a lot of work to improve conditions in the factories in Asia. However, there is still much to do, of Zeng's history to judge.