back to article 'Come 75,000 workers, join us!' says Amazon. Just don't dare complain about the boss or you're out on your ear

Amazon has fired another three employees who have been critical of the biz, including two tech workers in Seattle and a warehouse worker in Minnesota. All three have raised concerns about the working conditions at the online giant’s warehouses during the coronavirus outbreak. Two Seattle-based staff, Emily Cunningham and Maren …

  1. demon driver

    Meanwhile, in France

    http://www.rfi.fr/en/france/20200414-amazon-france-must-limit-shipments-until-it-can-protect-employees-health-court

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52285301

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    4/75000 = 0.00005 = 0.005%

    Not exactly a stampede.

    Ok snowflakes, down vote me.

    1. Hollerithevo

      Re: 4/75000 = 0.00005 = 0.005%

      In 1770, there were 2.5 million people in the American Colonies. 5 died in the Boston Massacre. Not exactly a significant number of deaths. Not exactly a massacre. Ok patriots, down vote me

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @AC - Re: 4/75000 = 0.00005 = 0.005%

      Nice try, AC! I still down-voted you. Wholeheartedly!

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: 4/75000 = 0.00005 = 0.005%

      Since you asked, I downvoted! Wouldn't want to hurt your little feelings by not agreeing to your request, you must be craving for any sort of recognition hard to be begging like that.

  3. Brian Miller

    Highest turnover in the industry

    And what do you expect, employee retention? Amazon is one of the best places to quit!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Highest turnover in the industry

      Amazon is one of the best places not to work for in the first place.

      1. a pressbutton

        Re: Highest turnover in the industry

        Do not worry.

        Due to amazon's relentless competitive skills, in a few years time you will either be working for amazon or a place just like it.

        If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.

        But brought up to early 21st century standards where no one person is stamping, just a lot of people making up rules and following them, who all think they are doing the right thing.

        (which, on reflection, was one of the points of the book)

        1. My other car WAS an IAV Stryker Silver badge
          Coat

          Re: Highest turnover in the industry

          "[I] a few years time you will either be working for amazon or a place just like it."

          By then they'll have merged with Walmart, rebranded itself as Buy-N-Large, and start rolling out the WALL-Es.

          (Joke aside, having one global megacorp like BnL is what we need to keep Amazon, Walmart, etc. from becoming.)

          1. a pressbutton

            Re: Highest turnover in the industry

            Phol & Kornbluth - the space merchants

            There was a duopoly - Universal products and Starzelius

            Published in 1950s

            Described a future that was not bright.

  4. not.known@this.address

    Been on the cards since they renamed the Personnel Department...

    You wouldn't now be known as 'Human Resources' if you weren't meant to be strip-mined.

    [sorry, can't link to the relevant strip at freefall.purrisa.com from my work computer - ICT seem to think it's not a work-essential site! :-( ]

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Been on the cards since they renamed the Personnel Department...

      Yes, that author has some seriously good philosophical ideas embedded in the strip - it keeps surprising me.

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