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(Yahoo)   Amazon to start new employees at $17/hr, plus a $1,000 signing bonus; pisses off minimum wage employers   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line
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552 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 May 2021 at 11:20 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-05-13 10:48:55 PM  
I'll take the job, provided I can work from home.
 
2021-05-13 11:21:59 PM  
Well I bet the minimum wage employees are grateful for the opportunity to piss
 
2021-05-13 11:24:25 PM  
How long until they're fired and someone else is hired at a lower wage and trained
 
2021-05-13 11:49:43 PM  
Amazon have been advertising warehouse jobs for months around here. I get the feeling people don't last very long.
 
2021-05-13 11:55:30 PM  
So take the $1000 and leave if you don't want a job, I don't know.
 
2021-05-14 12:35:31 AM  

covfefe: So take the $1000 and leave if you don't want a job, I don't know.


Zappos used to offer a similar deal. Once you went through training, they would offer $3,000 (or some some similar amount) if you wanted to leave.

It's not a terrible idea really
 
2021-05-14 12:36:59 AM  
Most Dangerous Workplace in America, several years running.

No thanks.
 
2021-05-14 12:43:44 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Most Dangerous Workplace in America, several years running.

No thanks.


Two types of Amazon employee. The dangerous warehouse.

And the tech side where smart people go to feel stupid.

I can't see enjoying either job
 
2021-05-14 1:03:37 AM  

bingethinker: Amazon have been advertising warehouse jobs for months around here. I get the feeling people don't last very long.


It depend on which warehouse you go to. My cousin is at the one that picks order for their food part. He says it's super easy.
 
2021-05-14 2:33:45 AM  
Wow, Bezos is practically a living saint.
 
2021-05-14 5:09:53 AM  
$17 at 36 hrs...$612.not bad
 
2021-05-14 6:58:34 AM  
Meanwhile other warehouse jobs offer $12 if you have your forklift certs.
You know, " a competitive wage".
 
2021-05-14 7:10:29 AM  
FTFA
An AVERAGE of $17 an hour.

Sounds like there could be a few making considerably less than that.
 
2021-05-14 7:12:06 AM  
I love all the misinformed Amazon angst comments on here.
 
2021-05-14 8:01:07 AM  
They've started offering the deluxe Gatorade bottles to piss into as well. You know, the ones with the wide mouth that some of us need.
 
2021-05-14 8:35:18 AM  

bingethinker: Amazon have been advertising warehouse jobs for months around here. I get the feeling people don't last very long.


Nope , buddy of mine keeps trying to convince me to work at the same Amazon warehouse.  Between the 80 hour work week, plus his prime /xmas flu that 500 sign on bonus isn't worth it.
 
2021-05-14 9:38:58 AM  
Back in the day Crazy Henry Ford decided to pay his factory workers the unheard amount  of $5/day.   Not per hour, per day.  This was at a time when the average unskilled factory worker made $1-$2 per day.   The reaction of other business owners was over the top. Ford was accused of being a Bolshevik and a 'n' lover.

Contrary to popular belief, Ford did not increase the pay of his line workers because he wanted them to have enough money money to 'buy back the product'.   Ford was not motivated by altruism either.   The pay increase was based on cold, hard numbers.

One of Ford's biggest problems was worker turnover, which was very high. This isn't surprising.  At the time unskilled factory work was 10 hours per day, Mon-Fri, and a half day on Saturday...a 55 hour work week.  Many workers quickly came to the conclusion that it wasn't worth it.  If they were going to be poor, they were better off being poor back on the dirt farm, instead of being poor in a rented apartment in the city.

Ford carefully studied the costs of high worker turnover, which were enormous, and they he instituted the $5 day.   Worker retention and morale increased along with productivity of Ford's factories, while worker turnover costs decreased.   The amount of extra money Ford was paying to his workers was more than offset by increased productivity.  Ford put more money into his own pockets by paying his workers more.
 
2021-05-14 12:09:31 PM  
This on top of McD increasing starting wages in 5% of their stores will surely collapse the economy.
 
2021-05-14 2:34:57 PM  
If this is true and they follow through with this I commend them...and I might do business with them again.
 
2021-05-14 8:24:56 PM  

wooden_badger: FTFA
An AVERAGE of $17 an hour.

Sounds like there could be a few making considerably less than that.


I work part time at Amazon in Wisconsin. The minimum is $15/hr. All the new hirees packing boxes get $18. I've been taking extra shifts at $21.
 
2021-05-14 8:38:21 PM  

covalesj: I love all the misinformed Amazon angst comments on here.


And you are a current Amazon employee?

I see how they treat their warehouse employees and drivers.  No thanks even at $50/hour.
 
2021-05-14 9:01:45 PM  

covalesj: I love all the misinformed Amazon angst comments on here.


Translation: "I love telling people they're wrong, I'm just too lazy to tell people HOW they're wrong, which means that I really don't have any credibility here."
 
2021-05-14 9:21:12 PM  
You get a personalized pee bottle too.
 
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