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Old 06-30-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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"In shift, Florida woos Amazon’s low-wage warehouse jobs
Palm Beach County vies for warehouse; state takes focus off luring high-paying positions."

In shift, Florida woos Amazon

http://rapbganews.wordpress.com/2013...zon-warehouse/

"Amazon has been criticized in recent years for the working conditions in its warehouses, and most of the jobs likely would be low paying. "
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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No doubt due to the ineffectiveness of the campaign to lure high paying jobs. Florida in general lacks the skilled/educated workforce necessary, amenities favored by that demographic and the transportation/transit infrastructure favored by most companies and those employed by them. I don't think the many months of heat/humidity and other weather factors such as hurricanes (though it's been nearly 10 years) are seen as positives either.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:07 PM
 
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Amazon.com coming to florida

Another thread here.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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"In shift, Florida woos Amazonís low-wage warehouse jobs
Palm Beach County vies for warehouse; state takes focus off luring high-paying positions."

In shift, Florida woos Amazon

Palm Beach County makes pitch for Amazon warehouse | RAPB Government Affairs News Feed

"Amazon has been criticized in recent years for the working conditions in its warehouses, and most of the jobs likely would be low paying. "
Wow, do they need a union. Didn't know they were so exploitive-thanks for the info.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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Wow, do they need a union. Didn't know they were so exploitive-thanks for the info.
Ask Boeing workers in south Carolina if they "need a union"
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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High pay or low pay doesn't matter to Florida politicians, it's a job created AND all sales to Florida residents means sales tax collected.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:40 PM
 
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It seems that some state is going to get those jobs, right? So why not Florida? Jobs are jobs. Would you rather have them go to Manhattan?
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Interesting, if disturbing, article about Amazon. I just deleted my Amazon account. American business management; a sorry lot.


Business & Technology | Amazon warehouse jobs push workers to physical limit | Seattle Times Newspaper
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Ask Boeing workers in south Carolina if they "need a union"
Do you believe in compensating controls?
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:15 PM
 
Location: 'Bout a mile off Old Mill Road
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No doubt due to the ineffectiveness of the campaign to lure high paying jobs. Florida in general lacks the skilled/educated workforce necessary, amenities favored by that demographic and the transportation/transit infrastructure favored by most companies and those employed by them. I don't think the many months of heat/humidity and other weather factors such as hurricanes (though it's been nearly 10 years) are seen as positives either.
Most of the adults I encountered while living in Boca Raton were very well-educated and very well-to-do. In contrast to the opinions of most Florida bashers, these folks did not earn their livelihoods elsewhere; many of them were earning their livelihoods in Florida. I'm referring to physicians, healthcare facility administrators, insurance industry professionals, attorneys, CPA's, CFA's, college professors, and so forth.

If you're well-educated, have an appropriate skill set and previous work experience related to the major industries of the given region, and a hard work ethic, you can pretty much "make it" anywhere, including Florida. I noticed that most employees in FL are particularly lazy and apathetic at work, although this is not generally true of managers since most "managers" in FL are small business owners. If you're an exceptionally hard worker like myself, you're going to find yourself head and shoulders above most of your colleagues. Furthermore, you're going to be noticed by management.

I stole the show at my office. I was 20 years old and the youngest employee at the company of over 50 employees. The Director of Operations at my company was on the verge of tears during my exit interview. Nail, hammer, bam.
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