When opening up his new MacBook Pro, an Apple customer recently found the laminated card pictured above that was probably lost in the packaging by some worker at the Foxconn factory. Obviously it’s in Chinese, which adds a bit of mystery to the card because most of us Americans can’t read it. Does the card contain Apple’s secret plans for world domination? Maybe it’s an invitation to a top secret party?
Turns out the laminated card is actually the Foxconn worker’s code of conduct that each employee carries with them so they can memorize the ethos of what Foxconn demands from them. With Foxconn’s oppressive reputation, you would think that their 13 commandments for workers would be pretty crazy and strict, but it’s really not so bad. Here’s what all those cool symbols mean in English:
Four codes to live by while working at the factory
3. Organization (basically means how you organize stuff to improve work efficiency).
1. Always be ready for any challenges you might stumble across.
2. Always have a plan.
3. Prepare alternate solutions for problems you might encounter.
4. Give 110%.
5. Enjoy the fruits of your labour, aim higher the next time.
1. Those who are gonna touch components or motherboards should wear static bracelet.
2. Before changing to a new pipeline check Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and quality checking. Also make sure “target type” is loaded. Read once more to make sure.
3. Ensure that the parts you have in hand are the correct ones before assembling.
4. Make sure your work is done before changing shift, and put this card on the machine you just worked on before leaving.
Is this much different than the code of conduct at your workplace? Let us know in the comments.
- Via Gizmodo