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(NPR)   Amazon's German employees are demanding higher wages, a union contract, and other considerations. And we know how well Germany treats malcontents   (npr.org) divider line 7
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2014-09-01 10:11:19 AM  
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Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Walmart pulled out of Germany because they had problems dealing with that whole pesky "treating their employees like human beings" thing.


and yet somehow Germany did not collapse into a black hole because "jobs"

Weird...
2014-09-01 11:15:38 AM  
4 votes:
"But in a written statement, the company said its German employees at fulfillment centers primarily load and unload trucks and stock shelves. The company says those tasks are vastly different from the jobs done within a retail store."

I see their point. But the workers should have union representation. All workers should. And not just in Germany.
2014-09-01 10:08:42 AM  
4 votes:
I want to see how this plays out. A few years ago, Walmart pulled out of Germany because they had problems dealing with that whole pesky "treating their employees like human beings" thing.
2014-09-01 02:32:34 PM  
2 votes:
Amazon is just as bad as WalMart when it comes to poor wages and sweatshop management style.
2014-09-01 07:05:08 PM  
1 votes:

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: I want to see how this plays out. A few years ago, Walmart pulled out of Germany because they had problems dealing with that whole pesky "treating their employees like human beings" thing.


That wasn't the only thing Walmart did.  Walmart wanted a carbon copy of how stores are ran in the US and that got them in hot water with the European Union for various violations. They also did not do their research on the German culture to better integrate Walmart's values that of the German work place to work together. They hired a non German speaking CEO who worked from the US (as many of their overseas CEOs). He may have been was inflexible in making changes or Walmart's main branch would not let him make changes to make the German expansion work. Walmart did not anticipate is how small of a country Germany is compared to the US and only a limited stores could open there. The market was already saturated by other Walmart like stores that were already established.

This was the same reason they failed other countries like South Korea over the same thing. They have succeeded in countries where labor restrictions are the lowest like China, Latin Americas, and US.
2014-09-01 06:29:20 PM  
1 votes:
We'll teach the Fatherland all about Real Greed and Selfishness.  they are amateurs.   that's 'murrca's job.
2014-09-01 04:37:28 PM  
1 votes:
Welcome to your replacements:

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