Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Mention Amazon to those who work at its warehouses, and cheap books, one-click delivery, and the A-to-Z smile are unlikely to be what springs to mind. I worked for Amazon for six months in 2013. When someone mentions it to me, my mind flashes to the headlines from my time there: 60-hour weeks, backbreaking efficiency targets, draconian redundancies, illness, depression. Relentless, the word lurking behind the consumer-facing infrastructure, is the reality for Amazon's workers.

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Now that's the "free" market! What trickle-down theory trickles down to.

#1 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-03-14 05:41 PM | Reply

If either Zuckerberg or Bezos try an "undercover boss" stunt they will be recognized immediately as Dr. Who villains.

Having experienced both corporations I've always thought Microsoft was in competition with Amazon to bilk American support staff. They both move their entire workforce willy-nilly to the Philippians and transport most products from China, refuse to pay competitive wages and destroy the talent committed to them..

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-03-14 07:20 PM | Reply

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