Daily Bread for 9.16.22: At Foxconn, Workers Are Bored and Go Home Early

Good morning.

Friday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with high of 79. Sunrise is 6:36 AM and sunset 7:02 PM for 12h 25m 20s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 61.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

  On this day in 1959, the first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.

Oh, now, are you surprised? Corrinne Hess (a strong edition for the Journal Sentinel) reports What is Foxconn making at its taxpayer-supported Mount Pleasant facility? An employee says workers are bored, encouraged to go home early:

One person, who has spent the last 90 days working at Foxconn, said workers at one building in the massive complex are assembling motherboards — a crucial part of computer hardware — for Google and Amazon.

The worker’s comments — and a video he made — provide a rare insight into the puzzling and secretive operations at the massive Racine County facility touted by former President Donald Trump as the “eighth wonder of the world.”


The 38-year-old southeast Wisconsin resident, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he signed a non-disclosure agreement, said there is very little work for employees. 

“I talk to guys who have been here nine, 12 months and they say they’ve worked about three of those months,” the employee said. “It’s boring, and you get in trouble if you are just standing around doing nothing.” 


On Thursday, the employee said he had decided to resign.

“I shouldn’t of had to work in a hostile environment and forced to do a job I was having a hard time with and also not hired to do,” he said. 

Here at FREE WHITEWATER, there’s an entire category dedicated to Foxconn. The category is replete with accounts and analyses of the Foxconn project’s audacity, waste, and lies. The Foxconn project is simply a silly group’s idea of a serious undertaking. 

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