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(New York Daily News)   Ikea: Yeah, sorry about using slave labor to make our furniture. Our bad   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Ikea, hard labour, East Germany, political dissidents, Ernst & Young, production designer, human rights group  
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7452 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Nov 2012 at 12:08 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-16 03:26:48 PM  
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That would explain why there is usualy several pieces missing. The prisoners where using them to build an escape tunnel.

I wonder how far they tunneled with my Goddamn Fastener B and two #7 shelf tabs.
2012-11-16 12:19:34 PM  
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2012-11-16 12:09:22 PM  
2 votes:
That explains why my new microwave cart is named "Toby"
2012-11-16 07:46:12 PM  
1 vote:

jshine: I said that "slavery" is defined by ones inability to quit the job. In other words, its involuntary work (rather than unpaid work). I stand by that -- do you disagree?

"Just because they make $8/hour* and get less than a week of vacation per year doesn't make them slaves!" is what you said.

I'm in a paid job that I can't quit, as there's nothing else available to me, and get paid ~25% less than others I know in the same job overseas. Quitting would have me bankrupt and on the street within a month. Am I, therefore, a 'slave', like the political prisoners of the stasi in TFA, in your mind? Of course not, that comparison would be very silly, and borderline disrespectful of those prisoners. -- do you disagree?

Good luck with your ham and chalk sandwich. Do try the American orange pie for dessert!
2012-11-16 01:15:53 PM  
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