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(Yahoo)   And now we know how Amazon founder Jeff Bezos got his billions of dollars   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-10-26 9:02:06 AM  
He's a slave driver, we knew that.
 
2021-10-26 9:03:23 AM  
Wage theft is a massive source of corporate profits
 
2021-10-26 9:13:29 AM  
It really should be illegal for someone to be terminated by "the system" without human review.  JFC
 
2021-10-26 9:25:37 AM  

Gubbo: Wage theft is a massive source of corporate profits


If Amazon shorted every worker $5/check (based on 27 pay periods/year) they could "make" $135 million/year.   Sure on $220 Billion in revenues that's not a ton, but it's enough for some super nice bonuses.
 
2021-10-26 9:32:27 AM  
Come on, it was a glitch in the system. It's not like Amazon is a tech company that provides vital data services or anything. Cut them some slack. So, they had a little problem with what, 179 warehouses? Consequences are minor.

Now excuse me, I'm flying my penis rocket over Richard Branson's house in a few minutes.
 
2021-10-26 9:45:02 AM  
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2021-10-26 10:14:36 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: It really should be illegal for someone to be terminated by "the system" without human review.  JFC


I would actually be shocked if that's what happened.  My money would be on an HR guy screwing up and blaming the software.
 
2021-10-26 10:17:16 AM  

beezeltown: Come on, it was a glitch in the system. It's not like Amazon is a tech company that provides vital data services or anything. Cut them some slack. So, they had a little problem with what, 179 warehouses? Consequences are minor.

Now excuse me, I'm flying my penis rocket over Richard Branson's house in a few minutes.


They probably use 3rd party software.  I've used Kronos and Oracle... they both kinda suck.
 
2021-10-26 10:41:40 AM  

electricjebus: Benevolent Misanthrope: It really should be illegal for someone to be terminated by "the system" without human review.  JFC

I would actually be shocked if that's what happened.  My money would be on an HR guy screwing up and blaming the software.


It's Amazon.  Frankly, I wouldn't be at all shocked.
 
2021-10-26 10:48:49 AM  
Yeah, I dread having to deal with Workday with my employer. Their setup/setting are byzantine and their reporting is antiquated.
 
2021-10-26 10:52:33 AM  
In a letter to shareholders last year, Bezos boasted that the lowest-paid Amazon worker made more than 40 million people in the US.

Coincidently about 40 million people are under the age of 10 in the US.

/just sayin'
 
2021-10-26 10:58:27 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: It's Amazon.  Frankly, I wouldn't be at all shocked.


Exactly, it's Amazon.  It's cheaper for them to pay people what they're owed.  Now they're going to have to deal with back pay and/or litigation which is much more expensive.  It might not be a coincidence that they dropped their 3rd party payroll provider last month.

I work low level management at a fortune 500 corporation, this sort of thing is usually the HR guys not knowing how to use the software.
 
2021-10-26 11:18:50 AM  
You gave it to him?

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Yeah--we farking gave it to him.
 
2021-10-26 11:19:22 AM  

Gubbo: Wage theft is a massive source of corporate profits


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2021-10-26 11:44:55 AM  
Current and former HR employees also told The Times that workers facing medical problems were automatically fired by Amazon's attendance software after it mistook their leave for absence.

It was an innocent mistake. It could happen to any multi-hundred-billion dollar company.

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2021-10-26 11:48:08 AM  
This far into the thread and this has not shown up yet? I am surprised.

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2021-10-26 12:41:36 PM  
It's always a good idea to keep track of your hours worked, and compare it to what's on the paycheck.
 
2021-10-26 12:47:04 PM  

iamskibibitz: In a letter to shareholders last year, Bezos boasted that the lowest-paid Amazon worker made more than 40 million people in the US.

Coincidently about 40 million people are under the age of 10 in the US.

/just sayin'


I'm sure he's referring to the 37 million people that live below the poverty line.  I guess if you can get a toe over that line, it's something to brag about.
 
2021-10-26 1:36:14 PM  
What this article calls "shortchanging" the rest of us call "stealing."
 
2021-10-26 6:17:56 PM  
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2021-10-26 6:51:37 PM  

electricjebus: Benevolent Misanthrope: It really should be illegal for someone to be terminated by "the system" without human review.  JFC

I would actually be shocked if that's what happened.  My money would be on an HR guy screwing up and blaming the software.


I used to work for Amazon. I got offboarded by accident, and it took them two days to reinstate me. I had to call into corporate, my local HR person couldn't do it.

Efficiency at scale isn't just a saying. They cut widely and deal with the edge cases later.
 
2021-10-26 8:48:41 PM  
What does her being a mom have to do with anything?
 
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