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Old 02-24-2014, 08:56 PM
 
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Put the horrible wages aside, Walmart is a paradise compared to how Amazon treats its workers.

Inside Amazon's Warehouse - mcall.com

Allentown, Pennsylvania.
-employees forced to work in warehouses with 110 heat
- air conditioning is too expensive. It's cheaper to hire temp employees and just replace them when they pass out.
- Amazon parked ambulances outside the warehouse to treat employees who fainted. Many had to be taken to the emergency room.
- emergency room physician calls authorities to complain that Amazon is running an unsafe workplace.
-workers hauled off and fired in the middle of their shift if they aren't efficient enough
- workers intimidated to not report injuries

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-8495843.html- In Germany, Amazon hires immigrants, houses them in squalor, and hires guards dressed in Nazi-garb to watch over them.

Amazon Under Fire Over Alleged Worker Abuse in Germany - Businessweek

Question...Would this kind of abuse make you re-consider whether or not you would purchase something from Amazon?

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Old 02-24-2014, 09:04 PM
 
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Put the horrible wages aside, Walmart is a paradise compared to how Amazon treats its workers.

Inside Amazon's Warehouse - mcall.com

Amazon Under Fire Over Alleged Worker Abuse in Germany - Businessweek

-employees forced to work in warehouses with 110 heat
- air conditioning is too expensive. It's cheaper to hire temp employees and just replace them when they pass out.
- Amazon parked ambulances outside the warehouse to treat employees who fainted. Many had to be taken to the emergency room.
- emergency room physician calls authorities to complain that Amazon is running an unsafe workplace.
-workers hauled off and fired in the middle of their shift if they aren't efficient enough
- workers intimidated to not report injuries

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-8495843.html- In Germany, Amazon hires immigrants, houses them in squalor, and hires guards dressed in Nazi-garb to watch over them.


Question...Would this kind of abuse make you re-consider whether or not you would purchase something from Amazon?
Nope. Germans don't care about American working conditions. So I don't care about theirs.

Come to think of it, Americans don't even care about THEIR OWN working conditions.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:06 PM
 
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Nope. Germans don't care about American working conditions. So I don't care about theirs.

Come to think of it, Americans don't even care about THEIR OWN working conditions.

Maybe your confused. That was an American factory in Pennsylvania in one of those links. The other was in Germany.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:08 PM
 
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The Gov't is more Evil than Amazon and Walmart combined. They make about 45% of adults in America work on average of 2 - 3 months out of the year WITHOUT PAY!
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:12 PM
 
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The Gov't is more Evil than Amazon and Walmart combined. They make about 45% of adults in America work on average of 2 - 3 months out of the year WITHOUT PAY!
don't hijack the thread. Start your own topic about whether or not an income tax is just or not if you want to discuss that issue.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:24 PM
 
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Maybe your confused. That was an American factory in Pennsylvania in one of those links. The other was in Germany.
Even in Pennsylvania..if they don't like it they should unionize. If not, then quit.

But I like Amazon. And I'mma keep using them for certain items.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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Even in Pennsylvania..if they don't like it they should unionize. If not, then quit.

But I like Amazon. And I'mma keep using them for certain items.

Oh.

is there anything a company could do that would make you personally boycott them?
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:31 PM
 
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Oh.

is there anything a company could do that would make you personally boycott them?
I'm with desertdetroiter, (and that does not happen very often...maybe twice, ever?), I'm going to keep using Amazon. No one is forcing the workers to work there, they do have a choice.

By the way, your first link is from September 18, 2011.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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OK you DO know thats not Amazon doing that right? Its the temp companies hiring these folks.

And that Walmart buys stuff made by people in FAR worse conditions right?


OK thats all true, but lets be honest. Amazon has FAR more control over this then Walmart, and they let this pass by choice. But...

This was 3 years ago, since then whats occurred?
Amazon Worker Was Hospitalized After Warehouse Accident | Re/code

ahhh ouch.
Looks like more of the same....

Welcome to what occurs when its all about the money. Walmart, Amazon...it really doesnt matter.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:02 PM
 
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Oh.

is there anything a company could do that would make you personally boycott them?
Yep. There are things they could do that would make me boycott them personally.

But not this. Frankly, Americans don't care about their own working conditions anymore. They've jettisoned the unions, and vote more in line with their own bosses.

So they get what they deserve.
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