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Unread 12-09-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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Micron Associates: My week as an Amazon insider

It is the world's biggest online business. But with questions being asked about its treatment of employees, what is it like to work at Amazon? Carole Cadwalladr lands a job in one of its giant warehouses and discovers the human cost of our lust for consumer goods
Right now, in Swansea, four shifts will be working at least a 50-hour week, hand-picking and packing each item, or, as the Daily Mail put it in an article a few weeks ago, being "Amazon's elves" in the "21st-century Santa's grotto".

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Unread 12-12-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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The horror!!!
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So what's wrong with 50 hour plus work weeks? In my younger days I did that on occasion and it was called earning overtime. That was great back then when I was working hourly as an unskilled laborer. In an agreed upon exchanged, I traded with my employer my time for their money earned by selling goods and services to their customers. For me back then or now for Amazon workers, it's not forced labor.

I have an Amazon fulfillment center near my house outside of the city. They hire additional seasonal workers due to all that evil lust for consumer goods that you talk about (and I'm sure that don't participate in ).

They have shift changes when I go to work and come home each day from Thanksgiving to Christmas and have the local police department help with the added traffic. I'll note that a lot to the cars look like people driving in from the inner city (I have no proof of that, just my observation). At least these people have an opportunity in this Obama food stamp depressed economy to have a job and actually earn a paycheck. Or should they just be like the already 34% of working age American's that don't work at all?

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Unread 12-24-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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I have several friends that are "work camping" at Amazon in Kentucky. It is seasonal work, yes lots of hours but the pay is very good and includes overtime for any hours over 40 a week? They also get free parking and full utilities for their trailers. I believe this is their third year at this.
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