From: RichA on
They apparently earn about $2 a shift. I wonder if shifts are 8 hours
long?

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/Nikon_workers_walk_out_amid_pay_row_news_296373.html
From: Neil Harrington on

"RichA" <rander3127(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> They apparently earn about $2 a shift.

Fifty to 80 baht per shift, or about $1.54 to $2.47. They're demanding a 60%
increase.

But in addition to that princely sum they get a living allowance of 1,000
baht (about $30.87) per month. They want that increased to 1,300 baht (about
$40.14).

Ingrates.


From: Rich on
"Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote in
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>
> "RichA" <rander3127(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:74b2e62f-8b39-4a75-bc9f-dc498f748fe3(a)15g2000yqi.googlegroups.com..
> .
>> They apparently earn about $2 a shift.
>
> Fifty to 80 baht per shift, or about $1.54 to $2.47. They're demanding
> a 60% increase.
>
> But in addition to that princely sum they get a living allowance of
> 1,000 baht (about $30.87) per month. They want that increased to 1,300
> baht (about $40.14).
>
> Ingrates.
>
>
>

Could be worse. Could be like the rest of them, employing the evil Chinese
or communist Vietnamese.
From: Peter on
"Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote in message
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>
> "RichA" <rander3127(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:74b2e62f-8b39-4a75-bc9f-dc498f748fe3(a)15g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
>> They apparently earn about $2 a shift.
>
> Fifty to 80 baht per shift, or about $1.54 to $2.47. They're demanding a
> 60% increase.
>
> But in addition to that princely sum they get a living allowance of 1,000
> baht (about $30.87) per month. They want that increased to 1,300 baht
> (about $40.14).
>


And how does that salary compare to the standard of living there?



--
Peter

From: RichA on
On Mar 28, 7:07 pm, "Peter" <peter...(a)nospamoptonline.net> wrote:
> "Neil Harrington" <ne...(a)home.com> wrote in message
>
> news:VZadnamshbEIIzLWnZ2dnUVZ_tWdnZ2d(a)giganews.com...
>
>
>
> > "RichA" <rander3...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> >news:74b2e62f-8b39-4a75-bc9f-dc498f748fe3(a)15g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
> >> They apparently earn about $2 a shift.
>
> > Fifty to 80 baht per shift, or about $1.54 to $2.47. They're demanding a
> > 60% increase.
>
> > But in addition to that princely sum they get a living allowance of 1,000
> > baht (about $30.87) per month. They want that increased to 1,300 baht
> > (about $40.14).
>
> And how does that salary compare to the standard of living there?
>
> --
> Peter

Roman slaves lived better than the ones in the Provinces too. Funny,
I don't remember any drastic drops in prices of cameras when:
Nikon went to Taiwan.
Olympus went to China.
Pentax went to Vietnam.