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(The Register)   Working at Amazon? Big Bezos is watching. "Amazon's practices exacerbate the inequality between employees and management by keeping employees in a constant state of precariousness, with the threat of being fired for even the slightest deviation"   (theregister.com) divider line
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2020-09-01 11:03:05 AM  
I love capitalism and love the services the companies provide, but Amazon and Google both need to be broken up in the next decade or so.
 
2020-09-01 11:13:32 AM  
I like Big Bezos and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung, want to pull up tough
'Cause you notice that Bezos was stuffed
 
Juc
2020-09-01 11:16:46 AM  
This is pretty common knowledge.
It's hard to justify working there if you have a choice.
I really wish they treated people better but it's unlikely to happen unless they're forced into it. Bezos doesn't really seem to think of his employees as humans.
 
2020-09-01 11:20:50 AM  
They have trackers on the line workers (at $15/hr) so that they know how long their farking BATHROOM BREAKS are.

I wonder what the trackers would show if we started lojacking the executives (at two orders of magnitude* more in salary)...

* there's a "two orders of magnitude" / "POP-POP" joke in there somewhere...
 
2020-09-01 11:24:39 AM  
Capitalism - it is all about efficiency and maximizing return on investment for all factors of production. You don't like it? You're a pinko Commie Putinist.
 
2020-09-01 11:26:10 AM  
Fark Jeff Bezos.
 
2020-09-01 11:30:49 AM  
 
2020-09-01 11:44:54 AM  

New Farkin User Name: https://twitter.com/jfslowik/status/1​3​00756214574276610


Holy fark, that is actually real.
 
2020-09-01 11:47:11 AM  
All the 19th century robber barons would be nodding fatuously and saluting with their over-priced drinks and cigars. Bezos is living their dream.
 
2020-09-01 12:01:11 PM  

bisi: New Farkin User Name: https://twitter.com/jfslowik/status/13​00756214574276610

Holy fark, that is actually real.


Yep. Not so sure how much it is specifically targeted at internal labor organizing and more external labor org events like picket lines and strikes that affect both their supply chain of manufacturers, the distribution of goods (trucking strikes), and the organized picketing at distribution centers that affect the final mile.

Most large companies have these intelligence analysts as part of risk reduction.

But knowing Amazon, see my comment above about Jeff Bezos, it is specifically aimed at preventing their warehouse and delivery drives from organizing because then they'd have to treat them like human beings not commoditized units of labor to abuse until they breakdown and need to be replaced by another low-cost unit.

Again, fark Jeff Bezos.
 
2020-09-01 12:13:22 PM  

soopey: bisi: New Farkin User Name: https://twitter.com/jfslowik/status/13​00756214574276610

Holy fark, that is actually real.

Yep. Not so sure how much it is specifically targeted at internal labor organizing and more external labor org events like picket lines and strikes that affect both their supply chain of manufacturers, the distribution of goods (trucking strikes), and the organized picketing at distribution centers that affect the final mile.

Most large companies have these intelligence analysts as part of risk reduction.

But knowing Amazon, see my comment above about Jeff Bezos, it is specifically aimed at preventing their warehouse and delivery drives from organizing because then they'd have to treat them like human beings not commoditized units of labor to abuse until they breakdown and need to be replaced by another low-cost unit.

Again, fark Jeff Bezos.


Well yes, but also fark the labor laws (and tax code) a little bit.

/Try not shopping there AND vote accordingly
 
2020-09-01 12:14:25 PM  
Amazon's practices exacerbate the inequality between employees and management ...

Why does that sound like a quote from Life of Brian?

"We, the People's Front of Amazon, brackets, official, end brackets, do hereby convey our sincere fraternal and sisterly greetings to you, Brian, on this, the occasion of your martyrdom."
 
2020-09-01 12:52:03 PM  
oh look someone thinks this is what Amazon does, but truth is

"Amazon's Corporate employment practices exacerbate the inequality between employees and management by keeping employees in a constant state of precariousness, with the threat of being fired for even the slightest deviation"


It is the fooking same at all the jobs and all the places.
here is the rule book.
you can be fired for any infraction against it


And you will find that the norm is:
When and where somoen is fired for such an infraction IS ARBITRARY
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You will find it is just about impossible to fulfill job exceptions and not break any of the rules too.
=
yeah everyone is always a little on edge becasue most everyone knows they did somewhere along the way break some rules, probably had to to keep the job performance evaluation up, and will be fired for that whenever it becomes convenient for the business.


When you know full well that "the rules" are not universally enforced wit consistency. That is exactly the kind of off kilter contusion most employees are in from day one on any job.

Nothing new here, same old shiat as it ever was, but yall can't seem to remember acting like it's new all over again every time, so you'll just run the hamster wheel as is until you run inot the ground i guess.

Thinking and learn'n be way too  much effort, just keep running in the hamster wheel like we already know.
 
2020-09-01 1:10:52 PM  
Bezos needs his balls cut off and shoved down his throat.
 
2020-09-01 1:27:13 PM  
To be fair, Bezos does look like the type of guy who likes to watch.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-09-01 1:47:01 PM  
My first job at a giant corporation was good. My second job required me to read through a rule book with the phrase "disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination" in every other sentence and no I was not allowed to know what the rules were, only that there were rules and I could be fired on the spot for not following them. Being an Amazon warehouse worker sounds worse in practice, if not in theory. Coders and managers probably have it a lot better than the warehouse workers.  And the pay for high ranks in the FAANG oligopoly is amazing, as long as you tolerate megacorporate behavior.
 
2020-09-01 2:47:33 PM  
I was wondering where the semi-annual "J-school kid who has never worked in a warehouse before" article was.

Anyways, there's a few subreddits where the Amazon warehouse workers congregate, if you want to find out their actual unfiltered opinions.
 
2020-09-01 3:17:08 PM  
Always expect that every keystroke, call, web conference and email is being tracked by your company.
 
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