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What amount you are paid in your country?

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#1 by valerie » Thu Mar 22, 2012 01:35

I'm mad at Tommy Hilfiger and Kohls and the markets in general that pay low wages to people
in Bangladesh and other countries and then charge people very high prices for those items made.

If you live in Bangladesh and working in a factory making name brand high end clothing, for example, are you
really only being paid .22 cents an hour?

Plus, from what I hear, the working conditions are very poor. The news said a couple of years ago, a factory
in Bangladesh caught fire and many of the workers died....as many of the possible exits had been blocked off.
Tommy Hilfiger donated 2 million dollars to help in safety conditions. What a crock of bull! He only donated
2 million dollars when he should have donated a heck of a lot more than that.

Stop paying high prices for clothing that is made in sweat shops in your country or abroad!!!
We've got to start educating ourselves about the things we buy, where they come from, who is making the
items, how much the workers are being paid. Stop making the rich, richer and the poor, poorer.
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#2 by rlutia66 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 01:56

Are you really surprised, Valerie?!?

Me, in 1995, before joining EU, Network Administrator, less than $100/month => ~$4/day => $0.50/hr.
But the prices were also different
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#3 by valerie » Thu Mar 22, 2012 04:14

Dam! $4 a day.

No I am not overly surprised but maybe a bit surprised that the extreme low wages are as wide spread as they are.

What really upsets me about it, is the paying low wages and then charging high prices for the product.
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#4 by marcho21 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 05:13

i believe in some countries, they could earn more money using clixsense, but only if they have an internet connection
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#5 by Cleberl1 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:45

Yep, I "discovered" that in some countries like bangladesh, indonesia, china and india, $200 per month is what many people earns working on some big factories. Probably the cost to live in these places are also much lower.
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#6 by Kathmanduhub » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:12

@ Valerie

Yes It is ture they are making $4/day but you could get full of lunch & dinner at $0.5 but you cant even imagine in USA.
Living cost is very very low in South asian country. Some city you could get flat(housing) in $50.00/Month. Just
Compare with USA’s Rate. $500/month(Here)= $5000.00(USA). that’s it.
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#7 by valerie » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:12

You've got a big point Kathmanduhub.

Still, they have taken the manufacturing out of the US, to other countries, pay them dirt low wages, and charge us, sky high prices. Somebody's making millions and it's not the average jo in the USA nor those workers in other countries.
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#8 by rlutia66 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 15:34

All right, so you're really serious about that. Than let me continue...

Let me just say that in '99 I quit that $100/mth job for another one to a company bought by an US corporate from Houston. They offered me $500/mth.
In 2004 that US company sold the plant to another US company, but just before doing that they doubled our salaries.

Another story - Nokia decided to build a plant in Romania several years ago, as they considered low manufacturing costs here. Last year they moved in Asia for the same reason and thousands of people lost their jobs short time after they were very happy for getting a job to a great international company.
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#9 by valerie » Thu Mar 22, 2012 15:56

That's what I am saying, people need to stop buying all the crap out there and start raising cain instead.

Corporations should not be allowed to go from country to country with factories and pay people under the wage
salaries and then sell the products for a hundred times or more what it took to make them.

Example: Tommy Hilfiger sweatshirt, $140.00....but they paid the worker .22 cents an hour to make it, they paid for the material which probably was not much, they paid for the overseas shipment. It gets over here and they sell it for $140.00.....of course, people wait for the sale and it's marked down to $89.00 and stupid Americans think they just got a great deal. :lol: When the item probably cost them under $10 total to make and ship.
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#10 by rlutia66 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 16:45

In fashion industry all, but ALL materials down to the last button are send to low labor cost countries. Machines and production flows are also moved and installed there. It is strictly the labor that is used. Than you can admire nice shirts sold for $140.00 (or even double) in Milan, London, New York.

In some other industries (i.e. automotive, aerospace), you can not imagine how much your new car's parts were traveling across the world before getting to you.
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#11 by Piddles » Fri Mar 23, 2012 01:15

After reading this I did a little searching myself, and found out what my state was for min wage and I was surprised to see it was $9.04,, so looking at wikipedia @ wages for other countries I could not believe what I was seeing.

Seems I did hear something some time ago about Tommy Hilfiger clothing being made and the prices it cost and what was paid to the workers,.. @ Val not every American is stupid, as I soooooooo would not spend that!! $140.00 or $89.00!! For Kohls, I did not hear nothing about that yet but was surprised to see they just opened one up here in my city. However Val I luv that you said "Stop making the rich, richer and the poor, poorer." I too say this alot.. It seems every other singer is coming out with a new perfume and clothing. Its getting ridiculous on that and who knows where all that is made at! It sickens me to see yet another business go out of the US and into another country to avoid paying the wages that are deserved! Even if they moved the business to another country then PAY what they would have to pay in the US
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#12 by valerie » Fri Mar 23, 2012 03:46

I did not say all Americans are stupid. However, many are stupid/ignorant to what is going on.
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#13 by Piddles » Fri Mar 23, 2012 03:54

@Val, true you didn't say ''all'' I should have said I am not in that group :lol:
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