Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace. (Actually, just a modern day sweat shop)

Amazon runs one of the ugliest sweat shops in the US. “In Amazon warehouses, employees are monitored by sophisticated electronic systems to ensure they are packing enough boxes every hour. (Amazon came under fire in 2011 when workers in an eastern Pennsylvania warehouse toiled in more than 100-degree heat with ambulances waiting outside, taking away laborers as they fell. After an investigation by the local newspaper, the company installed air-conditioning.)” Employees who report they have cancer, get reviewed and fired.
This article makes working at Amazon sound a lot like working for the Borg, from Star Trek.”If you’re a good Amazonian, you become an Amabot.”

The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.
nytimes.com|By JODI KANTOR
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