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Inside Amazon

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JackReacher, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Great article. Imagine what they could have done with better access.
    Dick Whitman likes this.
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I'm sure that from a business standpoint there's something to be said about the Hunger Games approach, pitting people against one another creates good competition and a true meritocracy. I bet the shareholders love it.
  4. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Read it yesterday. This note stuck with me:

    Bo Olson was one of them. He lasted less than two years in a book marketing role and said that his enduring image was watching people weep in the office, a sight other workers described as well. “You walk out of a conference room and you’ll see a grown man covering his face,” he said. “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk.”
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    That's what it's all about.
  6. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Sounds like Amazon should be high on the list of "Next Places Where Someone Will Go Postal."
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Customers love Amazon.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    This customer loves Amazon.

    But that story is eye-opening. I fear the rest of corporate America will go that route as well...it's all about incentive. What incentive does Amazon (or any other company) have to treat workers better or pay them more, if there's a line around the door of people waiting to work there?

    Blue and white-collar life is going to get a lot worse in the US before it gets better.
  9. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    He should counter with his own story in the WaPo!
    murphyc and 93Devil like this.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    My understanding is that conditions are pretty hard for those $10 an hour jobs stocking the warehouses, too.
  12. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

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