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(CNBC)   Amazon employee forgets that he's not in a union   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2020-03-31 4:34:57 AM  
It sounds like the guy was repeatedly violating the very safety standards he was claiming didn't exist.  Maybe the workers should pick a smart leader next time.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2020-03-31 4:46:57 AM  

Lucky LaRue: It sounds like the guy was repeatedly violating the very safety standards he was claiming didn't exist.  Maybe the workers should pick a smart leader next time.


Or maybe they needed an excuse to make firing him legal.
 
2020-03-31 6:11:06 AM  
I have no idea whether he's a hero of the common man or an entitled asshole. But I would be shocked if Amazon doesn't have HD Video all over their facilities and could document their claims.
 
2020-03-31 7:10:42 AM  

vpb: Lucky LaRue: It sounds like the guy was repeatedly violating the very safety standards he was claiming didn't exist.  Maybe the workers should pick a smart leader next time.

Or maybe they needed an excuse to make firing him legal.

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to CNBC that Smalls was fired, saying he received "multiple warnings" for violating social distancing guidelines and refusing to remain quarantined after coming into close contact with an associate who tested positive for the virus.
"Despite that instruction to stay home with pay, he came onsite today, March 30, further putting the teams at risk," the spokesperson said. "This is unacceptable and we have terminated his employment as a result of these multiple safety issues."


Meh. Nothing to see here.
 
2020-03-31 8:34:14 AM  

Unobtanium: I have no idea whether he's a hero of the common man or an entitled asshole. But I would be shocked if Amazon doesn't have HD Video all over their facilities and could document their claims.


1080p or 4k?
 
2020-03-31 8:45:56 AM  
Strikes tend to be more successful when the job is something that not just anyone can do.

Amazon Order Picker and Instacart Shopper don't have practical barriers to entry for most anyone.

When you are so easily replaced, you really don't have any leverage.

It doesn't seem like he thought his cunning plan all the way through.
 
2020-03-31 8:52:08 AM  

Schlubbe: Strikes tend to be more successful when the job is something that not just anyone can do.

Amazon Order Picker and Instacart Shopper don't have practical barriers to entry for most anyone.

When you are so easily replaced, you really don't have any leverage.

It doesn't seem like he thought his cunning plan all the way through.


And after the last couple of weeks it wont be hard finding people.
 
2020-03-31 8:56:37 AM  

lycanth: vpb: Lucky LaRue: It sounds like the guy was repeatedly violating the very safety standards he was claiming didn't exist.  Maybe the workers should pick a smart leader next time.

Or maybe they needed an excuse to make firing him legal.

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to CNBC that Smalls was fired, saying he received "multiple warnings" for violating social distancing guidelines and refusing to remain quarantined after coming into close contact with an associate who tested positive for the virus.
"Despite that instruction to stay home with pay, he came onsite today, March 30, further putting the teams at risk," the spokesperson said. "This is unacceptable and we have terminated his employment as a result of these multiple safety issues."

Meh. Nothing to see here.


They fired an asshat who cares about posturing more than his coworkers wellbeing

Good. And that action of his will make it very hard for people to give him a job in the future
 
2020-03-31 9:13:31 AM  
Yes, this does sound like Amazon's usual bs.
 
2020-03-31 9:15:25 AM  

Lucky LaRue: It sounds like the guy was repeatedly violating the very safety standards he was claiming didn't exist.  Maybe the workers should pick a smart leader next time.


In cases like this nobody picked that guy. Sort of like the leaders of whatever 'communities' like LGBQT leaders, or women's rights advocates, or vegan leaders, etc. The sort of people that think they magically represent some group tend to always be complete assholes.
 
2020-03-31 9:15:40 AM  
DNRTFA, fark the corporate mofo's until they realize it's their actual job to care about "their" job.

Well, you don't need a Union to protest an unsafe workplace. Fear of losing one's job keeps people in line while the corporation profits. Remove the workers the question is immediate, "Will upper management and the stockholders do the job?" No, they'll look for the willing to work for less that will just stand around while on the clock, just to replace them. And, if too many are sick, there won't be anyone to work.

Nope, I just don't have any farks to to give for some asshat board member or massive stock holder crying into their empty dish of Caviar.


Remember, ever since gold was discovered it has always had the same value in any society.
 
2020-03-31 9:26:55 AM  

mrwknd: DNRTFA, fark the corporate mofo's until they realize it's their actual job to care about "their" job.

Well, you don't need a Union to protest an unsafe workplace. Fear of losing one's job keeps people in line while the corporation profits. Remove the workers the question is immediate, "Will upper management and the stockholders do the job?" No, they'll look for the willing to work for less that will just stand around while on the clock, just to replace them. And, if too many are sick, there won't be anyone to work.

Nope, I just don't have any farks to to give for some asshat board member or massive stock holder crying into their empty dish of Caviar.


Remember, ever since gold was discovered it has always had the same value in any society.


Kudos, you made sure everyone knows your the biggest idiot in the thread: the moron who defends someone who came in close contact with a confirmed covid case and proceeded to violate health orders, work policy (which was 2 weeks paid to stay at home) and endanger other just so you can come in and rant like a stupid old man
 
kab
2020-03-31 9:38:41 AM  
Lots of Amazon shareholders in this thread.
 
2020-03-31 9:40:13 AM  
lifeslammer


mrwknd: DNRTFA, fark the corporate mofo's until they realize it's their actual job to care about "their" job.

Well, you don't need a Union to protest an unsafe workplace. Fear of losing one's job keeps people in line while the corporation profits. Remove the workers the question is immediate, "Will upper management and the stockholders do the job?" No, they'll look for the willing to work for less that will just stand around while on the clock, just to replace them. And, if too many are sick, there won't be anyone to work.

Nope, I just don't have any farks to to give for some asshat board member or massive stock holder crying into their empty dish of Caviar.


Remember, ever since gold was discovered it has always had the same value in any society.


Kudos, you made sure everyone knows your the biggest idiot in the thread: the moron who defends someone who came in close contact with a confirmed covid case and proceeded to violate health orders, work policy (which was 2 weeks paid to stay at home) and endanger other just so you can come in and rant like a stupid old man

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2020-03-31 10:00:21 AM  

mrwknd: DNRTFA, fark the corporate mofo's until they realize it's their actual job to care about "their" job.

Well, you don't need a Union to protest an unsafe workplace. Fear of losing one's job keeps people in line while the corporation profits. Remove the workers the question is immediate, "Will upper management and the stockholders do the job?" No, they'll look for the willing to work for less that will just stand around while on the clock, just to replace them. And, if too many are sick, there won't be anyone to work.

Nope, I just don't have any farks to to give for some asshat board member or massive stock holder crying into their empty dish of Caviar.


Remember, ever since gold was discovered it has always had the same value in any society.


remove upper management and stockholders, will employees pay themselves?
 
2020-03-31 10:01:44 AM  

kab: Lots of Amazon shareholders in this thread.


And a few that didn't read the article.  Unless you support repeated defiance of social distancing orders and orders to stay home paid after being exposed.
 
2020-03-31 10:17:15 AM  
brizzle365


mrwknd: DNRTFA, fark the corporate mofo's until they realize it's their actual job to care about "their" job.

Well, you don't need a Union to protest an unsafe workplace. Fear of losing one's job keeps people in line while the corporation profits. Remove the workers the question is immediate, "Will upper management and the stockholders do the job?" No, they'll look for the willing to work for less that will just stand around while on the clock, just to replace them. And, if too many are sick, there won't be anyone to work.

Nope, I just don't have any farks to to give for some asshat board member or massive stock holder crying into their empty dish of Caviar.


Remember, ever since gold was discovered it has always had the same value in any society.

remove upper management and stockholders, will employees pay themselves?



That would be a general premise of capitalism, supply and demand. And I don't see any stock holders signing up to get the job done. As I said, if there are no workers there would be no job for the stockholders, but most stockholders to work in what they are invested in. They look at the bottom line, profit margins, and stock portfolios scratching their heads saying "why are we losing money?", without addressing the issues that may and/or do affect profits.

But what's wrong with an employee owned business where issues can be resolved on the spot with out paying mediators that are not present. They're the ones doing the work.
 
2020-03-31 10:22:21 AM  

mrwknd: brizzle365


mrwknd: DNRTFA, fark the corporate mofo's until they realize it's their actual job to care about "their" job.

Well, you don't need a Union to protest an unsafe workplace. Fear of losing one's job keeps people in line while the corporation profits. Remove the workers the question is immediate, "Will upper management and the stockholders do the job?" No, they'll look for the willing to work for less that will just stand around while on the clock, just to replace them. And, if too many are sick, there won't be anyone to work.

Nope, I just don't have any farks to to give for some asshat board member or massive stock holder crying into their empty dish of Caviar.


Remember, ever since gold was discovered it has always had the same value in any society.

remove upper management and stockholders, will employees pay themselves?


That would be a general premise of capitalism, supply and demand. And I don't see any stock holders signing up to get the job done. As I said, if there are no workers there would be no job for the stockholders, but most stockholders to work in what they are invested in. They look at the bottom line, profit margins, and stock portfolios scratching their heads saying "why are we losing money?", without addressing the issues that may and/or do affect profits.

But what's wrong with an employee owned business where issues can be resolved on the spot with out paying mediators that are not present. They're the ones doing the work.


How many of your coworkers actually care about fairness and equality, and are not dumber than a bag of bricks?

Because I sure as fark wouldnt trust my coworkers to be the judge of anything besides what they want
 
2020-03-31 10:22:50 AM  

Lucky LaRue: It sounds like the guy was repeatedly violating the very safety standards he was claiming didn't exist.  Maybe the workers should pick a smart leader next time.


It sounds like Amazon had a hasty huddle with their labor lwyer and made up a reason to fire him that didn't violate the FLSA
 
2020-03-31 10:47:14 AM  
Amazon is terrified of unions. A former neighbor is a manager for them. He's gets anti-union training.

Heaven forbid their earnings ever suffer enough that they actually had to pay taxes.
 
2020-03-31 10:47:49 AM  
The fact that Amazon publicly commented on a personnel matter strikes me as odd. Most companies have a "we don't publicly comment on such matters, other than to say he is no longer employed by the company "
 
2020-03-31 10:58:57 AM  

Merltech: Unobtanium: I have no idea whether he's a hero of the common man or an entitled asshole. But I would be shocked if Amazon doesn't have HD Video all over their facilities and could document their claims.

1080p or 4k?


Well, the cameras SAY 4K in the description, but if you read the fine print they are 960H. The 4K is just in the name.

One star, and no if you refund me, I won't give you 4 more stars
 
2020-03-31 11:09:53 AM  
They're arguing over the size of the crowd.
Hmm why does that feel so familiar?
 
2020-03-31 11:28:03 AM  

mrwknd: brizzle365


mrwknd: DNRTFA, fark the corporate mofo's until they realize it's their actual job to care about "their" job.

Well, you don't need a Union to protest an unsafe workplace. Fear of losing one's job keeps people in line while the corporation profits. Remove the workers the question is immediate, "Will upper management and the stockholders do the job?" No, they'll look for the willing to work for less that will just stand around while on the clock, just to replace them. And, if too many are sick, there won't be anyone to work.

Nope, I just don't have any farks to to give for some asshat board member or massive stock holder crying into their empty dish of Caviar.


Remember, ever since gold was discovered it has always had the same value in any society.

remove upper management and stockholders, will employees pay themselves?


That would be a general premise of capitalism, supply and demand. And I don't see any stock holders signing up to get the job done. As I said, if there are no workers there would be no job for the stockholders, but most stockholders to work in what they are invested in. They look at the bottom line, profit margins, and stock portfolios scratching their heads saying "why are we losing money?", without addressing the issues that may and/or do affect profits.

But what's wrong with an employee owned business where issues can be resolved on the spot with out paying mediators that are not present. They're the ones doing the work.


lifeslammer: mrwknd: brizzle365


mrwknd: DNRTFA, fark the corporate mofo's until they realize it's their actual job to care about "their" job.

Well, you don't need a Union to protest an unsafe workplace. Fear of losing one's job keeps people in line while the corporation profits. Remove the workers the question is immediate, "Will upper management and the stockholders do the job?" No, they'll look for the willing to work for less that will just stand around while on the clock, just to replace them. And, if too many are sick, there won't be anyone to work.

Nope, I just don't have any farks to to give for some asshat board member or massive stock holder crying into their empty dish of Caviar.


Remember, ever since gold was discovered it has always had the same value in any society.

remove upper management and stockholders, will employees pay themselves?


That would be a general premise of capitalism, supply and demand. And I don't see any stock holders signing up to get the job done. As I said, if there are no workers there would be no job for the stockholders, but most stockholders to work in what they are invested in. They look at the bottom line, profit margins, and stock portfolios scratching their heads saying "why are we losing money?", without addressing the issues that may and/or do affect profits.

But what's wrong with an employee owned business where issues can be resolved on the spot with out paying mediators that are not present. They're the ones doing the work.

How many of your coworkers actually care about fairness and equality, and are not dumber than a bag of bricks?

Because I sure as fark wouldnt trust my coworkers to be the judge of anything besides what they want


Its almost as if people forget, at the top of the ladder, or at the bottom, that it takes both classes in order for things to operate.
 
2020-03-31 1:30:13 PM  
Amazon confirmed to CNBC that it fired Chris Smalls, a warehouse worker who organized a strike at its Staten Island facility on Monday.

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2020-03-31 1:44:10 PM  
I don't trust any employer because I know first hand what it's like to watch your employer lie, punish you for telling the truth and then have no effective and cheap recourse.

Also, I wouldn't be surprised if Lucky LaRue was the submitter for this article.
 
2020-03-31 4:13:19 PM  

mrwknd: DNRTFA, fark the corporate mofo's until they realize it's their actual job to care about "their" job.

Well, you don't need a Union to protest an unsafe workplace. Fear of losing one's job keeps people in line while the corporation profits. Remove the workers the question is immediate, "Will upper management and the stockholders do the job?" No, they'll look for the willing to work for less that will just stand around while on the clock, just to replace them. And, if too many are sick, there won't be anyone to work.

Nope, I just don't have any farks to to give for some asshat board member or massive stock holder crying into their empty dish of Caviar.


Remember, ever since gold was discovered it has always had the same value in any society.


Yeah..... you should probably read the article
 
2020-03-31 4:15:59 PM  

lifeslammer: mrwknd: DNRTFA, fark the corporate mofo's until they realize it's their actual job to care about "their" job.

Well, you don't need a Union to protest an unsafe workplace. Fear of losing one's job keeps people in line while the corporation profits. Remove the workers the question is immediate, "Will upper management and the stockholders do the job?" No, they'll look for the willing to work for less that will just stand around while on the clock, just to replace them. And, if too many are sick, there won't be anyone to work.

Nope, I just don't have any farks to to give for some asshat board member or massive stock holder crying into their empty dish of Caviar.


Remember, ever since gold was discovered it has always had the same value in any society.

Kudos, you made sure everyone knows your the biggest idiot in the thread: the moron who defends someone who came in close contact with a confirmed covid case and proceeded to violate health orders, work policy (which was 2 weeks paid to stay at home) and endanger other just so you can come in and rant like a stupid old man


He has also proven:

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2020-03-31 4:18:03 PM  

MizzouFTW: I don't trust any employer because I know first hand what it's like to watch your employer lie, punish you for telling the truth and then have no effective and cheap recourse.


Well the important thing is that you have grouped millions of people in to a single label and then dismissed them out of hand. U R VRY SMRT
 
2020-03-31 6:35:51 PM  

mrwknd: DNRTFA, fark the corporate mofo's until they realize it's their actual job to care about "their" job.

Well, you don't need a Union to protest an unsafe workplace. Fear of losing one's job keeps people in line while the corporation profits. Remove the workers the question is immediate, "Will upper management and the stockholders do the job?" No, they'll look for the willing to work for less that will just stand around while on the clock, just to replace them. And, if too many are sick, there won't be anyone to work.

Nope, I just don't have any farks to to give for some asshat board member or massive stock holder crying into their empty dish of Caviar.


Remember, ever since gold was discovered it has always had the same value in any society.


We would have easily know that you didn't read the article even if you hadn't told us. We might have even thought you were commenting in the wrong thread.
 
2020-03-31 6:40:31 PM  

MizzouFTW: I don't trust any employer because I know first hand what it's like to watch your employer lie, punish you for telling the truth and then have no effective and cheap recourse.

Also, I wouldn't be surprised if Lucky LaRue was the submitter for this article.


Your anecdote is not clear and convincing evidence of anything.
 
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