It is an overcast morning in the city of Hengyang, in the southern Chinese province of Hunan.
The road to the Foxconn factory in Baishazhou Industrial Park is wide and lined with well-cared-for plants.
There’s a steady stream of cars, motorbikes and buses heading towards the factory, which sits back from the road behind a large gate.
They will be expected to hit tough targets and must ask permission to use the toilets.
Profits for the first quarter of this year were £605m and its CEO, Terry Gou, has a fortune reported to be about £5.3bn.
These employees – known as dispatch workers in China – are hired in from labour companies as an off-the-shelf workforce.
These are the workers on whom Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is relying to further entrench his position as the world’s richest man. »