Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:34:41 PM »
Yeah, I had to read the headline twice as well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46206622

This is one of the most blatant and ill thought out virtue signals I have seen in a while. It comes of course, hot on the heels of Apple winning the 'stop slavery award'. Apple bravely bought colbalt for its batteries from someone who isn't using children to mine it and that gets an award, apparently.

So, let's see some of the problems with this.

1) People who are human trafficked, are in the country illegally. They don't have a permit to work there.
2) A job as a cleaner is not a skilled job and can't be justified as requiring a VISA.
3) People who are trafficked are vulnerable. They will take anything ... including min wage jobs at Apple. Who profits from human trafficking now?
4) People who have been trafficked are vulnerable for a reason. Maybe a heroine addict prostitute. Doesn't matter that you are a junkie, you start Monday.
5) You are now discriminating against the best person for the job. Your new Apple-slave may do a runner as soon as they have their greencard.
6) That best person for the job may have been a victim of child abuse or domestic violence. But you discriminated against them in favour of a foreign human traffic victim instead to get your virtue score up.
7) Pretty much anyone entering the country illegally will now immediately claim to have been trafficked to get an Apple job immediately they arrive and be fast tracked for acceptance.
8) Hi, I used to be a lawyer in my own country before I was kidnapped and sold into slavery. ... Super, you know how to use a vacuum cleaner, right?
9) Hi, I have the mental age of a 5 year old which is why I was trafficked. ... Super, you know how to use a vacumm cleaner, right?
10) Hi, I am suffering from trauma having been locked in a shed for 9 years. ... The cupboard for the vacuum cleaner is about the same size, make yourself at home.
11) Doesn't Apple hire forced labour people in China right now? Actual slaves in its factories. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/30/we-are-like-robots-apple-investigates-chinese-factory-using-forced-student-labour

This is going to cause a number of problems, it will help very few and the tax payer will pick up the bill, whilst Apple strolls off with all that virtue.

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