OH MY GOD! I hate corporations so much. Now, I know how powerful this statement may seem, but rest a assured, there is a ton of evidence that I have stumbled upon, which has shown me the light. This evidence has consciouslyhelped formulate this exact emotional response towards corporations. Now many of you reading this maybe wondering, what’s there to hate about corporations? After all, they employ millions of people all over the world. They also make tons of products we enjoys everyday, like cell phones, clothing, and even the gas we put in our cars. Well your not wrong about how nice the final result is, but until you see how a corporation makes there product, treats there workers and effects the communities they operate around. You well soon come to realization that these companies are actually heartless monsters.
Lets take a closer look at some of the more popular corporations today. One particular corporation that’s both popular and one that I personally loved and now hate is Apple. I own a MacBook Pro, Apple IPod and an IPhone 4s. When I first bought all of my Apple products, I was nothing but exited. During my high school years, I become an Apple fan boy, bragging to all my friends, how awesome apple and their products are. This all changed after I started doing some personal research on Apples abroad business practices. Apple is notorious for cutting corners in both human rights and work safety, including the working environment, condition and overall treatment of works. Apple manufacturing companies are strictly located overseas because workers over seas get paid pennies on the dollar of a normal American worker. According to Business day, a maginze publication that works along side with the wall street journal, was quoted in saying that “workers for apple overseas get paid approximately 1.50 per hour. This is absolutely disturbing to see. After doing some simple math, the average person at an apple manufacturing plant gets paid 268 dollar every month. I can’t even comprehend how a person can even live on 268 dollars a month.
If what apple does is hard to stomach then let me present the next evil corporations, which is chevron. In my opinion Chevron takes the cake on Worst Corporation in the world. This petrochemical company is known for some of the most horrific stuff imaginable. On the list of the worst things chevron has done, “Rainforest Chernobyl” in Ecuador has to be at the top of the list. With a name like “Rainforest Chernobyl”, you must be thinking the worse of stuff. Well your absolutely correct! This incident is infamous because chevron left over 600 unlined oil pits in pristine northern Amazon rainforest and then it dumped 18 billion gallons of toxic production water into the local rivers, which are also used by the local tribes for bathing. Since this incident the locals from this region have faced tones of health issues. This includes high rates of lupus, skin rashes, rheumatic fever, liver problems, kidney problems, tumors, cancer, asthma, and eye problems. All of this information is taken directly from multiple new organizations all over the world. this incident show how Chevron doesn’t care about anything but the money they make on the oil itself. They ruined tons of wild life as well as endangered million of people with their careless actions.
Even though we enjoy all of the cool gadgets and other products we get from corporations like apple and chevron we all need to expose them for there crimes. There need to be an effort to stop cruel and dangerous business practices, that these large corporations are know for doing. If this pattern of avoidance towards corporations last any longer then we are risking the lives millions. People need to open their eyes and began a constructive dialog in efforts to resolving this growing issue.