Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday January 20, 2012

Foxconn CEO "Workers Are Animals" Comments Explained?

Fact: Comparing your employees to animals in a zoo is stupid. Fact: Being CEO of Foxconn only makes that statement worse. Fact: No animals have jumped off the roof of the zoo.

During a presentation involving Taipei Zoo director Chin Shi-chien, Gou made the following remark. "Hon Hai (Foxconn) has a workforce of over one million worldwide and as human beings are also animals, to manage one million animals gives me a headache," said Gou, as reported English news-site Want China Times. After bad press, which Foxconn does not need after this month's suicide-protest, the company has responded, apologizing for the "out of context" comments, but conceding that the Foxconn CEO could still learn from the zoo director.