Xiao Wang said, “I did transport work, helping them move goods. Right now, the night shift is 7:40 PM until the morning…you know, til what time in the morning is uncertain. Whenever the work is done is when you get off your shift. If you don’t finish the work, he (the production line foreman) won’t let you end your shift. Usually, you can get off by 7 AM. My arms would hurt from the work.”
Last Friday, after working consecutive night and overtime shifts, Xiao Wang didn’t feel well. When he asked his teacher for sick leave, the Xiao Wang didn’t receive approval. He thus registered his third “absenteeism” and was fired by the factory. A classmate asked a teacher from the school staying at Foxconn about the situation. The teacher responded by saying that if you are fired by the factory, then you’ll be kicked out of school when you go back.
And you whiny American twentysomethings who think you’re entitled to everything haven’t worked a day in your fuckin’ life.