Monday, September 24, 2012

Foxconn Technology, one of the leading manufacturers of Apple's iPhone, shut down one of its plants today after two thousand employees started rioting.

Company officials said the incident was confined to an employee dormitory and “no production facilities or equipment have been affected.”

As Apple has maintained in the past, there are absolutely no labor problems at the Foxconn facility, where 79,000 people live and work. Sure, maybe things weren't so great in 2010 when 14 workers committed suicide to protest working conditions. Maybe there were a few lingering problems last month when 150 employees threatened to jump off the roof if things didn't improve.

Once these problems were solved, though, everybody was thrilled to be there. Two thousand people just randomly started rioting today, Foxconn management insists, because somebody microwaved leftover pizza at 3 a.m. and the smell drove everybody nuts.

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