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Old Yesterday, 01:35 PM
 
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Or receiving government benefits to subsidize their income.
If they are FT then that's doubtful if they are getting $15+ an hour.
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Old Yesterday, 01:45 PM
 
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If they are FT then that's doubtful if they are getting $15+ an hour.
The poverty threshold for a family of 6 is $34K/year For a family of 4, the threshold for food stamps is anything under $32K

($15/hr full time is only $31K/year)

Besides that, not all of the employees will be full time.
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Old Yesterday, 02:32 PM
 
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Well let me rephrase it. We are competing in the southeast. A product stored in the LA or Chicago will take long time to be shipped to the southeast.

With UPS, Delta, and now Northfork, we are uniquely positioned. There are some merits for the logistic giants to pick us.


No expert on this topic but I guess we are at the foot of the Appalachian, which makes states above us hard to travel. Additionally, we are relatively immune from Hurricanes.

We are also on the backbone of IT infrastructure.
The whole reason for hubs like this is to facilitate same-day, 1-day, and 2-day delivery for cheap items that would cost $70 to ship 1-Day Air with UPS.

This is why you see Prime vans, Prime semi trucks, Prime PLANES. They gut the profit of a 3rd party, much like how larger companies buy health insurance for their employees vs. small biz.
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Old Yesterday, 02:35 PM
 
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You can't complain about 1,000 new taxpayers.
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Old Yesterday, 04:13 PM
 
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You can't complain about 1,000 new taxpayers.
I highly doubt that everyone hired will have never had a job or won't have another job concurrently,
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Old Yesterday, 05:51 PM
 
Location: 30080
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They are jobs, nonetheless. Some folks would love to have a job. Donít knock it.

I'm knocking it because i've done it myself. And the jobs are crap, that's just the truth. They struggle to keep people because they work them like slaves and pay them like peasants. Thats just what it is.
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Old Yesterday, 06:01 PM
 
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Or receiving government benefits to subsidize their income.

Yes, because Amazon is going to hire a bunch of unemployed people to fill these positions lol. Likely it'll be folks that are already working some type of hard labor job that go there for an extra dollar or two an hour. Nobody that is sitting around drawing government benefits would last a week in one of these positions. And 90% of them won't make it 5 years. The ones that do will end up with bad knees, a bad back and tons of other health problems. Like I said, ive done it. It's a crap job and the workers get treated like garbage.
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Old Yesterday, 06:02 PM
 
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I highly doubt that everyone hired will have never had a job or won't have another job concurrently,

Of course not because they will look for people with warehouse jobs FIRST. They don't want a bunch of people that aren't working.
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Old Yesterday, 06:19 PM
 
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The poverty threshold for a family of 6 is $34K/year For a family of 4, the threshold for food stamps is anything under $32K

($15/hr full time is only $31K/year)

Besides that, not all of the employees will be full time.
Agreed, itís not enough if PT. But note thatís Amazonís minimum wage now, and could be higher. And if someone believes they can support a family of four on what is essentially an entry level wage then thatís a rude awakening for them.
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Old Yesterday, 07:31 PM
 
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The poverty threshold for a family of 6 is $34K/year For a family of 4, the threshold for food stamps is anything under $32K

($15/hr full time is only $31K/year)

Besides that, not all of the employees will be full time.
Well yea... But your family of six is going to have two incomes
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