Amazon in hot water

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Brownslave688, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Can I continue to support Amazon?

    http://usat.ly/1NAWGm1


    There's a few more articles out there if anyone else wants to post the links but the New York Times did a write up on amazons working conditions and let's just say it isn't pretty.
     
  2. I've heard that. That's too bad. Atleast we get paid well.
     
  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I've read plenty accounts of how brutal Amazon is. Just took years before someone that's a large name in media exposed them.
     
  4. Unfortunately that happens at too many places. Lots of work,little pay. And treated like crap.
     
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  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    The FedEx of Internet retail.
     
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  6. As a nation we are going backwards not forwards ,with wages and working conditions.
     
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  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Amazon sounds like a crappy place to work but I have trouble sympathizing with some of the people complaining. Crying at the desk because their feelings are hurt? I have to wonder if people like that ever worked a real job before.
     
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  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Could be wrong but it's why I see a union rise again over the next 25 years.
     
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  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I think part of that may come from trying to hit certain hiring metrics as opposed to hiring the best person for the job.


    Just look at the tech companies taking a beating for not hiring more minoroties. News flash there aren't any to hire.
     
  10. People are afraid to form a union.
     
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  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Maybe our union just needs a leader they can look up to?
     
  12. Not the one we got currently.























    Now the can of worms are open.
     
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  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I agree though I worked at an emergency brake factory for awhile. Very tough work that got boring very fast. If you mentioned union everyone would be like shush. They will shut this place down if they hear we may go union.
     
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Tech companies probably hire more Asians than their % of population but fewer blacks. Different but still minorities. Not the politically correct ones though.
     
  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Exactly.
     
  16. That's what it has come down to. Then add in the bad economy and people are fearful.
     
  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Is it bad?
     
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Yeah. My feeling was those jobs are a dime a dozen. I could go find another within a week likely.


    What would make it better? A union.

    I mean these people that aren't in corporate Amazon could go find a job with equal pay and benefits no problem.
     
  19. Yes it is. Many people are way underemployed. Ton of people on Welfare and SSI.
     
  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Really the economy is pretty good but people are gonna be scared for a good while after the recession n