All Screwed Up

If you work for Foxconn, don’t cheat on your wife.

That’s the message the world’s largest EMS company explicitly sent yesterday, according to several published reports.

Apparently, working for Foxconn means no cheating on spouses, gambling, prostitution, drugs or bribery (not to mention telling the company where you are during certain holidays or overseas trips).

Not that I’m condoning any of that behavior, but I can’t help but note the irony of the rules.

So it’s OK for the company to screw the employees, but not OK for employees to screw each other. Got it.

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Mike Buetow is president of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association ( He previously was editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He spent 21 years as vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversaw all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow

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