We know all about the doom and gloom over at Foxconn, but during Nightline's trip to the iFactory on ABC last night, we learn about some of the perks of working at the industrial campus. The tour still doesn't make us envious of Chinese factory life, which involves long hours, dorm-living, and low pay. Our ideal workplace also wouldn't need suicide nets. But, like the F.L.A. president Auret van Heerden said during his guided, pre-audit, tour "[Foxconn’s] facilities are first-class ... Foxconn is really not a sweatshop." That seems to be true—at least not in front of the cameras.
When not working 12 hour shifts or sleeping, employees can enjoy the Foxconn campus' various perks, including a soccer field, to add some physical activity to an otherwise docile day.
Or, for the indoor kids, there's an Internet cafe.
And, for those looking to exercise their minds, post mind-numbing iPad screwing shifts, Foxconn also offers English classes.
Even while working, Foxconners catch some breaks. During the two one-hour long meal breaks, the company allows sanctioned naps. "[It's] not exhaustion but a Chinese post meal tradition," Foxconn executive Louis Woo assured Nightline.