The image Microsoft doesn't want you to see

The image Microsoft doesn't want you to see: Too tired to stay awake, the Chinese workers earning just 34p an hour

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1266643/Microsofts-Chinese-workforce-tired-stay-awak...

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mmm

If they were workers overtired and pushed to the edge by harsh overseers I very much doubt that they would be allowed to just lie on the line like that. They would have been forced awake to keep working.
I'd guess this is a break. Not saying their general conditions aren't bad, just that with that one photo it doesn't seem right for the description

Article

I did not link to just a picture I linked to an article.

When there is this line in the article:One employee told the NLC: 'We are like prisoners. It seems like we live only to work - we do not work to live. We do not live a life, only work.'

How does that fit with your cute theory of power naps?

Also here is another article that has the same picture.

China cites KYE factories for labor violations
http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/202566.asp?from=blog_last3

If your power nap theory was right why would the Chinese government be citing the company for labor violations?

Same here

'We are like prisoners. It seems like we live only to work - we do not work to live. We do not live a life, only work.'

I hear ya man.

Chinese workers nap after eating - its nothing sinister.

I am an Australian who recently worked in managemnet at a Chinese container terminal.

Our staff werent exploited, they worked a typical 8-9 hour day, they ate well - sam food I ate. After work, they went home to their families. And almost every one of the office staff napped at their desks after their lunch, every day. So much so that the PBX was programmed to ring all the phones once at the end of their lunch hour to wake everyone up . It is a cultural choice - and these factory workers no doubt do the same. And I can confirm from first hand experience that pwernaps in the middle of the day are good for productvity and personal wellbeing.

So before you go assuming the worst from a photo, its worthwhile understanding the context.

that is a really deceptive photo

those workers are actually playing a game of Duck, Duck, Goose. you can see the player who is "it" towards the top center.

so please, don't jump to conclusions. Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Goose is played by most of China's 1.3 billion citizens and they enjoy it very much.

Actually, they're playing

Actually, they're playing "Heads Up, Seven Up." ...the trick is to peek at the people's shoes.

Ahhh the memories, snack time, nap time, show and tell time.

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