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Friday, May 24, 2019

Its not easy being a Flex driver for Amazon. Recording artist turned-actor Ice-T blasted the company on Twitter, imploring them to give drivers vests, saying he "almost shot" one of them because he didn't know why the stranger was "creeping up" to his crib. ... Amazon Flex drivers can use personal vehicles to make deliveries. They sign up to drive, similarly to Uber and Lyft, and Amazon allows them to work without a company-issued uniform. ... Amazon said they are looking into the policy for Flex drivers and say drivers can always purchase magnetic car stickers and T-shirts for a nominal fee.

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I agree with this. The drivers are out of their element.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-05-24 03:37 PM | Reply

If Amazon required their drivers to wear vests it could violate the rules which cover contract workers and give those workers a case for saying they are actually employees. Amazon certainly doesn't want that so if a few of their contractors get shot...oh well!

#2 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-24 04:20 PM | Reply

The answer is Union Joe!

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-24 04:32 PM | Reply

shut up you.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-05-24 04:33 PM | Reply

f Amazon required their drivers to wear vests it could violate the rules which cover contract workers and give those workers a case for saying they are actually employees. Amazon certainly doesn't want that so if a few of their contractors get shot...oh well!

#2 | POSTED BY DANNI

Yes, this actually. It's one more factor so they want to avoid it if possible.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-05-24 05:09 PM | Reply

Great another group losing their livlihood via automation.

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-05-25 07:21 AM | Reply

"Great another group losing their livlihood via automation."

Question, how many additional police will it take to protect driverless cars delivering packages when you unemploy massive numbers of people? There will come a tipping point when those driverless cars will be preented from arriving at their destinations and then, unless you create a total police state, what is the point of them? This is a technology which will be threatening the basic livlihoods of millions of people who are not goint to accept it as necessary or inevitable. Those driveless cars are going to be forced off the road. It's a technology that unemploys millions and you think those millions will accept that without fighting back, that's just stupid.

Remember Charlottesville? They chanted "Jews will not replace us." Trust me, the population will protest louder and harder when it is robots replacing us. "Robots will not replace us!" The technology may be there but the willingness to accept it probably will not be. For myself, if a pizza is ever delivered to me by a robot, that is another dead robot.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-25 07:40 AM | Reply

For myself, if a pizza is ever delivered to me by a robot, that is another dead robot.

IF THEY CAN MAKE A CORPORATION A PERSON...

What makes you think they can't make a robot a person?

In Texas, if you kill a person, that's usually a capital crime... so it stands to reason, if you kill a robot, that corporation will want to see you get the needle...

Robots have rights too...

Will be what the Democrats will be screaming... when they are not too busy selling dead baby parts...

#8 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-26 08:55 AM | Reply

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