Tom's Hardware Visits PCPartner In Dongguan, China

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  • soccerdocks
    Get rid of the "read more" button and just make the text appear all the time and I'll consider actually reading this article.
  • Anonymous
    its 300usd per month ...not per shift.....some have much less
  • steelbox
    "We were told that if PCPartner didn’t let them work overtime, most would actually quit and look for other employment."
    Right... let me correct that.
    "We were told that if the employee didn’t accept working overtime, most would actually be fired and forced to look for other employment."
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  • soccerdocks
    Get rid of the "read more" button and just make the text appear all the time and I'll consider actually reading this article.
  • yukijin
    300 bucks for a normal 8 hour work day? not a bad paycheck at all.
  • Anonymous
    its 300usd per month ...not per shift.....some have much less
  • yukijin
    in that case thats a sweatshop!!!
  • jestersage
    It's pretty fair wage over here (not exactly in Dongguan) especially if you are single. For comparison, thing of $2 Big Macs. I figure those on campus can write off rent, electricity and water (yes, we pay for tap) from their monthly bills as well.
  • memadmax
    Machines making machines... even if its a bunch of chinese chicks =O
  • kikireeki
    I'm curious about the number of suicides per month.
  • EXT64
    That was neat to see, especially all the standard and harsh endurance testing.
  • steelbox
    "We were told that if PCPartner didn’t let them work overtime, most would actually quit and look for other employment."
    Right... let me correct that.
    "We were told that if the employee didn’t accept working overtime, most would actually be fired and forced to look for other employment."
  • ilysaml
    cool
  • michalmierzwa
    Cheap labor and very monotonous, I think repetition must have psychological consequences on these workers. That would explain why while back some workers committed suicide at Foxconn
  • Anonymous
    Complain more guys... then later on.. dont forget to complain about prices at newegg...!
  • blackened144
    Sony. Because Caucasians are just too damned tall.
  • gamoniac
    I am impressed with the tests they perform on the products. I will definitely consider Zotac in my next upgrade, and I previously never even consider them. Good marketing strategy and PR effort, Zotac!
  • aje21
    Quote:
    All parts are not fixed firmly in place, and the cards are theoretically ready for duty.

    From Picture 18 Snappy Solder
    (I assume that all the parts are now fixed firmly in place.)
  • slicedtoad
    i keep reading "PCP partner"
  • 11796pcs
    Zotac sorta lost my favor after one of their mini-ITX boards I owned fried one of my Corsair DIMMs and its onboard GPU failed when I wasn't even using it.
  • affroman112
    I liked the article, but since I work at an electronics plant on the assembly line it just reminds me how much my job sucks. It is extremely repetitive. Interesting to see that they use the same processes that we do though.
  • f-gomes
    Toms, I have to say... I've been a reader since 1997, and have endured all kinds of sh*t with all the evolution of this site. I've coped with it being sold and the subsequent diversity in information and arguably decay in quality, but...
    I JUST CAN'T STAND THIS STUPID LAYOUT, browsing through photos and click 'read more', what the heck is this??? Are you trying to reinvent the wheel????
  • Anonymous
    doctorpink: I guess that's conservatard Reagan economics at it's finest.

    American wages have been stagnant ever since "fair trade" became a Republican buzzword. Importing things from China incurs higher shipping costs that substantially offset cheaper labor. Shipping all of our money overseas creates inflation. Taking those 3 undeniable facts into the equation, if we did make things here, we'd actually be able to afford them, even if more expensive, because we'd all have good paying jobs.

    People used the same argument against abolishing slavery (the previous art of cheap labor), and I don't recall that destroying our country and causing Newegg's prices to skyrocket.