Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #105 on: March 25, 2021, 11:52:28 am »
peeing in water bottles is pretty common for delivery drivers. ask around. yes, it sucks.

Ultimately, what defines advertising is payment and control.



hot take: facebook, google, and youtube are all ADVERTISERS. That's how they make their money.

it should be illegal to advertise to children.

I agree it should be illegal to advertise to children, but honestly children are the #1 source of revenue for a lot of companies. Kids see ads on Nickelodeon & Cartoon Network and then beg their parents for whatever dumb product they saw on TV. Then parents say "okay I will buy it for you" because they love their children and want them to stop crying about dumb shit.

It's pretty insidious how companies exploit parental love for their own gain.

Oh and don't forget mobile apps. Kids will play stupid mobile apps and every few minutes they will see an ad for another game.
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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #106 on: March 25, 2021, 05:05:02 pm »
Amazon will fire anyone who doesn't deliver enough packages in a day, so delivery drivers have to resort to peeing in bottles to not get fired.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7amyn/amazon-denies-workers-pee-in-bottles-here-are-the-pee-bottles



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"Paying workers $15 per hr doesn't make you a 'progressive workplace' when you union-bust & make workers urinate in water bottles."

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"We're pressured to get these routes done before night time and having to find a restroom would mean driving an extra 10 minutes off path to find one," an Amazon delivery driver told Motherboard. "Ten to fifteen minutes to find a bathroom can add up, meaning 20 to 30 minutes there and back all together."

"Obviously we drink a lot of water throughout the day so this is happening a lot through the drive," they continued. "I can tell you that if I drove to find a restroom that I would be bringing back packages every night and that would eventually mean I would get infractions, which would lead to termination.

This is not uncommon in all kinds of trade/labor industries.  I'm honestly sick of people seeing Amazon doing shit and acting like it's some new horrific thing.

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #107 on: March 25, 2021, 06:14:46 pm »
Amazon will fire anyone who doesn't deliver enough packages in a day, so delivery drivers have to resort to peeing in bottles to not get fired.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7amyn/amazon-denies-workers-pee-in-bottles-here-are-the-pee-bottles



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"Paying workers $15 per hr doesn't make you a 'progressive workplace' when you union-bust & make workers urinate in water bottles."

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"We're pressured to get these routes done before night time and having to find a restroom would mean driving an extra 10 minutes off path to find one," an Amazon delivery driver told Motherboard. "Ten to fifteen minutes to find a bathroom can add up, meaning 20 to 30 minutes there and back all together."

"Obviously we drink a lot of water throughout the day so this is happening a lot through the drive," they continued. "I can tell you that if I drove to find a restroom that I would be bringing back packages every night and that would eventually mean I would get infractions, which would lead to termination.

This is not uncommon in all kinds of trade/labor industries.  I'm honestly sick of people seeing Amazon doing shit and acting like it's some new horrific thing.

i think its because amazon has a knack for tapping labor pools that have never encountered blue collar work before - retired people, young people in college, moms returning to the workforce - these things are new to them.

i talked to a warehouse man with 15 years of experience who told me amazon warehouses are the best run, safest warehouses he's ever seen. that's not a high bar - most warehouses are deathtraps. 110f in a warehouse isn't weird at all.

Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #108 on: March 25, 2021, 09:04:20 pm »
I think the difference between Amazon and most other warehousing companies is the fact that Amazon is one of the largest corporations in the world. They can afford to treat their employees better. Also, consumers are buying directly from these Amazon warehouses instead of buying from companies that use unknown 3rd parties for managing their warehouses.
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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #109 on: March 25, 2021, 09:10:22 pm »
I think the difference between Amazon and most other warehousing companies is the fact that Amazon is one of the largest corporations in the world. They can afford to treat their employees better. Also, consumers are buying directly from these Amazon warehouses instead of buying from companies that use unknown 3rd parties for managing their warehouses.

As opposed to the warehouses of other gigantic companies like Walmart, Home Depot, Target, etc?

Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #110 on: March 26, 2021, 10:31:20 am »
I think the difference between Amazon and most other warehousing companies is the fact that Amazon is one of the largest corporations in the world. They can afford to treat their employees better. Also, consumers are buying directly from these Amazon warehouses instead of buying from companies that use unknown 3rd parties for managing their warehouses.

As opposed to the warehouses of other gigantic companies like Walmart, Home Depot, Target, etc?

You are welcome to post articles or personal experiences about any of those megacorps. I'd be happy to throw all of them under a bus.
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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #111 on: March 26, 2021, 12:45:17 pm »
In the 1920s all of the light bulb manufacturers got together and agreed to reduce the lifespan of their bulbs in order to increase sales.

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #112 on: April 09, 2021, 09:37:25 am »
An interactive website which represents dollars as pixels. Every $1000 is one pixel. It shows how much money the average American earns in a year, the cost of health care, the cost of providing housing to every homeless veteran, all compared to the vast wealth of billionaires.

https://mkorostoff.github.io/1-pixel-wealth/

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