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Old Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Location: ATX/Houston
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Originally Posted by kyb01 View Post
Best of times if you have the skills required to do the job.

This. Plus the willingness to move to where the jobs are. It's not easy, but that's a big part of the American story.
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Old Yesterday, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Chemistry_Guy View Post
I know plenty of people who work at Amazon from the warehouse to coders to upper management(of a facility, not corporate). They all seem pretty satisfied with their jobs. They say the stress can be high but the compensation is better than the same job at another company. The warehouse jobs are just stressful enough that they weed out people who are incompetent and lazy. I have many students who work part time in the warehouse, and while they generally like their jobs, they all are looking forward to getting "real" jobs in their field when they graduate. I can see how making a career out of warehouse work could be frustrating when so many of the people you work with are just using it as a stepping stone to something better.
All valid points but I think OP is onto something.

You can only ramp up production so high until you have employees literally sprinting to make their quotas. This is not safe. You don’t want production to be 100% of the output of the human body, because you won’t be able to keep employees, or keep employees safe.

Amazon warehouses have a completely automated hiring process that involves practically zero human involvement on part of Amazon. This can be safely attributed to the high turnover at warehouse locations.

Production needs to be 80% of what you can reasonably expect someone to complete in 8 hours.

- What happens when someone grabs the last widget and you’re stuck waiting for a forklift to replenish?
- What happens when your pallet jack battery dies mid shift because someone on the previous shift didn’t bother to charge it?
- What happens when someone turns around a corner carelessly and knocks over your pallet, and you have to re-stack it?

Who accounts for that time? It should not be counting against the employee’s productivity.
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Old Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Status: "Whatever it takes - ‘cause I love the adrenaline in my veins" (set 7 days ago)
Location: San Francisco
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They will be conducting career fairs/hiring events in several cities (and they are looking for a wide range of positions i.e. software engineers, warehouse staff, etc. - all with benefits). They have indicated it is not related to Christmas (all positions are permanent).
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Old Today, 08:37 AM
Location: Tennessee
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Amazon really operates as at least two companies.

The warehouse and picking jobs are similar to any other warehouse/picking job. Maybe slightly better benefits.

The tech company side has typical tech company compensation and benefits.

My guess is most of these jobs are on the lower end.
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