With over 200,000 other employees at the Longhua Foxconn facility, it is certainly hard to find a needle in a haystack. Many workers perform a simple task over and over again, thousands of times each 10 hour shift.
Luo Guofen says his supervisor ignored his sick-leave request and forced him to work over the weekend.
Luo Guofen: They won't even let you take a day off; it’s very annoying. You have to beg! Last year a bunch of us asked for a holiday before Chinese New Year. We pleaded for days, but it was rejected. I left anyway and got in a lot of trouble.
Luo's been here for two years. He installs Wi-Fi components in hundreds of iPads each day, and makes $378 a month. The money he's made help put his brother through vocational school. And last year he sent $2,000 home. He says his parents are using the money to build an addition to their home. He’s proud of that. I ask him if I can visit his family back in his village. The next day I'm on a 12-hour bus ride headed for rural Jiangxi province.