Does this guy look overworked to you?

People are making a mountain out of a molehill on this iPod child labor report that we put out yesterday. But let me just tell you about one guy. This is Zhu Shi Tian, the CFO of Foxconn, our iPod manufacturing partner. He gets in around 5, puts in a quick 30 minutes on the StairMaster while ripping through his stack of morning papers. By 6:30 he’s at his desk with coffee and a croissant, checking the overnight exchange rates and booting up iCal to see what’s going for the day. Maybe a flight to Hong Kong to check on component suppliers. Maybe a boozy dinner entertaining clients. Now some flakes at the BBC are whinging because dudes like this want to work more than sixty hours a week. Well I hate to tell you, Nigel, but if you work in high tech, sixty hours a week is like bare minimum. Which is I suppose why those lazy bastard socialist Euros are getting blown away by the rest of the world. Now they want to drag the rest of us down with them. Hey, Euroweenies, take some advice and stick to what you’re good at, like going on strike, and leave the hard work of changing the world to guys like me and Tian. By the way, my man Tian not only works hard, he also parties hard. Heli-skiing, parasurfing, all the totally crazy shit. And believe me, we’ve had some nights in Shanghai. But that’s all I’m going to say on that subject. Otherwise his wife would friggin kill him.