Can you show ONE example of Apple ever losing business or gaining business by doing any of the suggestions you made? Improve work conditions, pay employees more, think about their "reputation"?
No, it's not bad management. Not if you can get away with replacing them on demand.It wouldn't cost them too much money to cut down on employee hours. It makes no sense to work employees to death. They are no good to you when they are half dead. Also, how much would it really cost to not expose employees to harmful chemicals? This is just bad management. Period.
I already know that, so for you to think Apple should care is laughable, for you to think competition will destroy them, is even more laughable, but feel free to prove me wrong. They've managed to rack up the market quite a bit, especially for smartphones. They'll still be selling overpriced laptops that less than 10% of the developed world can afford, and that's fine with them. They are not trying to be wal-mart. I am not saying I like Apple, I am just saying I don't care and nor should anybody, care about workers.One thing you have to consider is that not everyone is rational.
Go apply and see if they care. Yes, there's lots of stupid people in this world, that's where their business comes from.There are a lot of stupid people in this world. Some of them are crappy managers. I worked with managers who could have twice the staff as me and still couldn't get half the results I would get. This isn't hypothetical, this actually happened. I guarantee you if I ran Apple's China plants I'd get more done with better working conditions.
*facepalm*Think about companies like Google who have some of the best offices in the world.
the very first post I made was that they are NOTHING COMPARABLE. You might be able to compare Apple US retail stores, or corporate Apple to corporate Google. But Apple production lines and sweatshops are something Google NEVER HAD BECAUSE THEY DO NOT PRODUCE HARDWARE.
No, I don't complain about Google. Why do you insist that every company "cares about reputation and having best employees"?I'm sure all you cost cutters would complain about that too. But these offices get them the best employees and get the most commitment from these employees. It also gives Google a good reputation as well.
I've just told you Apple customers DO NOT CARE (are you ready to refute it?).
Now, if you were talking about Apple's US corporate, and retail stores, that's much different, because there are heavy US labor laws and regulations.
But as long as there are hardware production factories, there will be sweatshops, and Apple customers DO NOT CARE about sweatshop workers (until this fact changes, there is nothing that'll incentive Apple to treat their sweatshop workers any better).