Two sides to every story: an Amazon sortation center associate provided their perspective about the recent coverage of our working conditions on .
Really fascinating & eloquent piece by an Amazon warehouse employee, an important corrective to certain received ideas
"To university-educated media professionals, an Amazon warehouse must seem like the Black Hole of Calcutta. But I’ve done low-paying manual labor for most of my working life, and rarely have I appreciated a job as much as this one.“
"If it is hot outside, the warehouse is likely to be very warm. If it is cold outside, the warehouse is likely to be very cool. Just about every working person in the world is aware of these facts, but John Oliver treated it like a scandalous revelation."
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“In order for consumers to make informed purchasing choices, we need fair-minded and accurate reporting about the companies we patronize, not scaremongering polemics preaching a gospel of tyranny and exploitation.”
"Oliver insists that Amazon should be spared no criticism just because it raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour. That may not sound like much to him, but it’s huge for people like me."
What’s it really like working in an Amazon warehouse? Forget the left-wing critiques of ⁦”undercover” journalists ⁩ and ⁦⁩. It’s safe, flexible, well-paid work says in ⁦
This is one of the most ridiculous things I've read
I have mixed feelings about Quillette, and this would be definitely one in their negatives column, where they're simply defending a very bad status quo. This mentality is why I'll never agree with even the center-right's ideas of how society should be run.
An warehouse worker...likes his job. Via ⁦
Amusing takedown of some of the more ridiculous histrionics about 'evil' Amazon, from an actual Amazon worker. (And it's funnier than John Oliver) OK, the guy loves his job, but if he ever decides to quit, he should become a full-time writer.
Nice piece pointing out the tendency of ppl on both left (e.g., re Amazon) & right (e.g., re Obamacare) to believe the version of a social issue that is reported in their preferred media outlets, versus the lived experience of the person in front of them.
"I work in an Amazon warehouse … found myself besieged by well-meaning, right-thinking, Trump-hating friends, all of whom were eager to tell me just what a monstrous company I work for. … [yet] most of them know that Amazon has been a lifesaver for me."