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Old 07-30-2013, 09:10 AM
 
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Amazon makes it very easy too buy paper books, too, including almost-new ones. I read a review, want a book, and there it is on Amazon, barely used and cheaper than new. Anyway, Amazon hiring and being successful is hardly responsible for other businesses failing, even if it's "the reason why." The car companies put the harness and carriage people out of business by being successful. It's just how it works. I miss the bookstores, too, but note that I haven't spent as much time in them as I did when I lived in the city and the prices are really out of this world. I don't like reading on the Kindle and usually just buy the paper books on Amazon, slightly used. The Kindle prices are often little better than full price, anyway. But convenience is a click away.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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If they are opening a fulfillment center in or near your home town, why not apply? Your chance would be as good as anyone else, assuming you meet whatever minimum requirements they are looking for.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Apparently this is true Amazon.com is hiring 5,000 people for jobs. My mom goes and see's this report on the news and tells me to go apply do the warehousing job, stocking stuff and shipping it off to customers etc. She says thats she what did she she worked at Sears years ago so why can't I get that type of job at Amazon?
I am in the same boat luckily they have on in Arizona so I'll look into it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Are they actually hiring or are they just going to get a contract with a temp agency and make people permatemps with no benefits and most of the hourly pay going to the agency? I know someone who answered an ad for Amazon and that is what she got. Plus they have a ridiculous "demerit" system and treat people like children. And they also have mandatory OT.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Are they actually hiring or are they just going to get a contract with a temp agency and make people permatemps with no benefits and most of the hourly pay going to the agency? I know someone who answered an ad for Amazon and that is what she got. Plus they have a ridiculous "demerit" system and treat people like children. And they also have mandatory OT.
They are promoting the jobs to have benefits so one would logically assume that would be the case. If not that's selling someone a pig and they get a wild boar.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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Amazon pays for 95% of your college tuition as a benefit. This is an awesome benefit. Any major. Many companies force you to pick a major that matches job titles within that company. Not Amazon.

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Apparently this is true Amazon.com is hiring 5,000 people for jobs. My mom goes and see's this report on the news and tells me to go apply do the warehousing job, stocking stuff and shipping it off to customers etc. She says thats she what did she she worked at Sears years ago so why can't I get that type of job at Amazon?
Why don't you just apply? Is that such a cerebral stretch?
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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You pay for 95% of your college tuition as a benefit. This is an awesome benefit. Any major. Many companies force you to pick a major that matches job titles within that company. Not Amazon.
You mean they pay 5 percent?

Or did you incorrectly write that?
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I wouldn't blame that on Amazon, but on the lack of interest in reading books in paper form.
And I'm sure you know that this isn't news. Hard copy books will always have an audience but the market has changed drastically in the last several years with the surge in popularity of e-books and e-readers. Mass producers like Barnes and Nobles usurped small locally-owned book stores and now they in turn are feeling the pinch as technology advances. And thus it has always been!
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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You mean they pay 5 percent?

Or did you incorrectly write that?
Yes. I meant Amazon pays 95%. I corrected the orig post
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