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Old 09-09-2019, 04:20 PM
 
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Times are good!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/t...-openings.html
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Boston
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best of times for those willing to work.
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:53 PM
 
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best of times for those willing to work.

Yes it is!
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:48 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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After their "woke" employees have their mass walkout to protest climate change, there should be a lot more openings. Apparently they are joining some global kum-ba-yah event where employees of large companies will help their employers refine their layoff lists, oops -- I mean, protest climate inaction by joining an international effort to "raise awareness".


As I age, I realize there's no need to search for comedy shows on TV. The news provides far more laughs.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:56 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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How many HAPPY campers do you know who work at Amazon?

The 'ground floor / early' employees I know are not keen on the company, less keen on working there, but... for now it is paying the bills (Mortgage on their $1+ 'starter homes' in Seattle and SF. )

If something better comes along before they have $4m to FIRE... poof, they are GONE.

For 'worker bees' Amazon employment is a burden.
For contractors... Worse (many 'employees' are being 'encouraged' to become 'contractors' / start-up businesses to boost the profitability of the mother-ship. (That is usually not a GOOD gig.) Cost cutting will ensue, and you too will become bankrupt and unemployed. (as will your ex-coworkers). Gotta keep the mother-ship healthy!
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:15 AM
 
Location: NC
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Aren’t we getting near the hiring time for Christmas gift giving? Target is reported as having 130,000 job openings. Temporary of course and they think they’ll be hard to fill with such low unemployment
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:11 AM
 
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I know an experienced engineer who was hired by Amazon, very bright, who was given a couple-years-old loaner laptop when he started. This was five years ago, so maybe they have opened the purse strings a little since then. Still it gives you a view into how penny-pinching Amazon can be.

On the other hand, it is good to have too much work, even if the work is hard or the pay is low. For me at least, working always beats not working - the latter is way more stressful than any job because of the worrying.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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How many HAPPY campers do you know who work at Amazon?

The 'ground floor / early' employees I know are not keen on the company, less keen on working there, but... for now it is paying the bills (Mortgage on their $1+ 'starter homes' in Seattle and SF. )

If something better comes along before they have $4m to FIRE... poof, they are GONE.

For 'worker bees' Amazon employment is a burden.
For contractors... Worse (many 'employees' are being 'encouraged' to become 'contractors' / start-up businesses to boost the profitability of the mother-ship. (That is usually not a GOOD gig.) Cost cutting will ensue, and you too will become bankrupt and unemployed. (as will your ex-coworkers). Gotta keep the mother-ship healthy!
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.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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After their "woke" employees have their mass walkout to protest climate change, there should be a lot more openings. Apparently they are joining some global kum-ba-yah event where employees of large companies will help their employers refine their layoff lists, oops -- I mean, protest climate inaction by joining an international effort to "raise awareness".


As I age, I realize there's no need to search for comedy shows on TV. The news provides far more laughs.
Yea, but Trump isn't funny anymore. Not to thinking people, anyway.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:25 PM
 
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best of times for those willing to work.
Best of times if you have the skills required to do the job.
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