Wednesday, July 22, 2009

After losing an iPhone, Chinese employee kills himself.

25 year-old Sun Danyong committed suicide after the fourth-generation iPhone went missing.

Foxconn is a company partnered with Apple in manufacturing the iPhone. 16 Prototype phones were entrusted to employees for testing purposes and one went missing. After the search of the factory turned up nothing Sun reported the incident to his boss. Soon there after an illegal search on his apartment was done by the company. Sun was also allegedly detained and physically abused by the company for the duration of the investigation.

Shortly after the investigation at 3am in the morning Sun jumped to his death from his apartment building.

I get loyalty to a company, but what was so horrific about the ordeal that a young man should take his life. Is Apple to blame for being so secretive about their products? Is Foxconn to blame for jumping to all sorts of conclusions. Should the price of loosing a product be the same as a man's life? The corporate world sure sounds a lot like the Mafia.

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