- Amazon mixes the brutality of the Victorian workhouse with the paranoia of Stalinist Russia.
- Part 1: Amazon Only Perfected What American Work Culture Created.
- Part 2: Amazon mixes the brutality of the Victorian workhouse with the paranoia of Stalinist Russia.
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
Part 1: Amazon Only Perfected What American Work Culture Created
We created the 24/7 work culture. Amazon just took it to the extreme.
Emily Peck, Huffington Post
08/17/2015 | Nasty, brutish and short. The Amazon workplace, as depicted in this weekend’s damning New York Times front page story, is apparently a Hobbesian world where over-achieving employees work 24/7 for bosses who demand slavish devotion at the expense of their health and personal life until they finally burn out and quit.
Does that really seem that unusual to anyone?
The bruising workplace described by The New York Times is basically a stand-in for the white-collar, always-on, male-centric workplace that many U.S. workers know all too well.
Emily Peck, Executive Editor, Business and Technology, Huffington Post
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Part 2: Amazon mixes the brutality of the Victorian workhouse with the paranoia of Stalinist Russia
I encourage you to read this article in full, but will share a few bits that horrified me the most.
james321, Daily Kos <>
Sat Aug 15, 2015 | If you want to understand 21st century exploitation of labor by the billionaire class, you must read this horrifying story about Amazon's working conditions from the New York Times.
In short, Amazon mixes the brutality of Victorian workhouse with the constant paranoia of Stalinist Russia. Amazon's working conditions are an obscenity -- after reading this article, I have decided that Amazon is not a company of which Americans should be proud -- Barack Obama visited a warehouse in 2013 -- but one of which we should be truly ashamed. Amazon is an obscenity.
james321: Daily Kos member
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