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Trouble In HTC Land: Employees Send Angry Letter To The Boss

Posted In News, Reviews - By AndroidPress on Friday, February 8th, 2013 With No Comments »


While there’s been a lot of excitement recently surrounding HTC and their upcoming HTC M7, it looks like there could be some trouble stirring at home base.  According to the Taiwanese media, thousands of HTC’s engineers have sounded off in a letter against the company.  According to the engineers, they have been working 12 hour days for the past year and have not been compensated at all for the overtime.

… requiring more than a thousand engineers to work 12 hour days according to “responsibility system” without any overtime compensation, for more than a year… which means 1000+ hours of uncompensated overtime per person per year – is extremely unreasonable…

HTC has said that they have done nothing wrong but have been following proper labour laws (which may be true but this still seems ridiculous).

While I definitely feel for the engineers a question arises in my head.  If they’ve been working this intensely why haven’t we been seeing any major innovations or cool new features coming out of the HTC camp for the past year?  The HTC M7 looks like it could be a major player but we’ll have to wait till release before we can make any conclusions.  I have to say that I do worry a little bit about HTC’s future.  There’s a lot of new competition coming up and I feel like each month HTC is slipping behind a little bit more and more behind.

What do you guys think about HTC’s future?  Do they have a comeback in them?


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