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Old 05-14-2019, 11:34 AM
 
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I don't understand how this helps people in desperate need of cash. The way I read the article, the folks are already employed.
Because of this.
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The company says it will also pay them three months’ worth of their salary.
If someone offers to pay me 3X my monthly income as soon as I quit, I'd consider it if I needed cash now.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Because of this.


If someone offers to pay me 3X my monthly income as soon as I quit, I'd consider it if I needed cash now.
I'm sure that there are clawbacks and lots of contingencies attached to this.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:58 AM
 
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Not a surprise when there are millions of people constantly whining and complaining about how long it takes to get their stuff delivered from Amazon, bleating about how they love Prime so much because they order multiple items every week and who are outraged by the idea that they should have to group these small items into a single order.

When everyone wants their crap as cheap as possible and dropped at their doorstep as fast as possible.... then that is what Amazon is going to deliver.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:16 PM
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Location: Texas
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I don't want to use amazon anymore because it's a hassle to buy anything from them. Their "eligible for prime shipping" items are often priced higher than the same items that aren't prime. Chinese sellers have almost completely taken over amazon selling cheap junk and it takes longer to get when it's coming from Hong Kong. And I hate their new 2-step verification system that you have to use to log in now.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:01 PM
 
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I'm sure that there are clawbacks and lots of contingencies attached to this.
yea.. that's why i also said...

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I hope whoever signs up for this reads the fine print and runs some numbers on a piece of paper.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:07 PM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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IIRC the pay for doing it looks great until you actually run the numbers and real situations like traffic.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:41 PM
 
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I read through their brochure a few months ago and looked into it. 7 days a week of non-stop work hiring/training/etc. delivery drivers (can you say turnover?), leasing Amazon vehicle (through their preferred vendors) with ALL your eggs in the Amazon basket for what would be a best case scenario $90K/year income.

Nah, I'll continue to hold onto my Amazon stock instead. I'll end up making far more money.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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I don't want to use amazon anymore because it's a hassle to buy anything from them. Their "eligible for prime shipping" items are often priced higher than the same items that aren't prime. Chinese sellers have almost completely taken over amazon selling cheap junk and it takes longer to get when it's coming from Hong Kong. And I hate their new 2-step verification system that you have to use to log in now.
We must be using a different Amazon site. My purchases are simple, with one click and are often delivered to my front door next-day.

In terms of pricing, Amazon's pricing is competitive and often CHEAPER with any brick and mortar stores such as WalMart, especially if you factor in your time/gas/etc. spent going to such places.

Here is a small comparison list from Clark Howard:

https://clark.com/story/amazon-prime...ce-comparison/
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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This could be a good idea for someone who is in desperate need of cash now rather than cash later. I hope whoever signs up for this reads the fine print and runs some numbers on a piece of paper.

If they run their numbers the way that people who drive for Uber or Lyft do they'll work a whole lot of hours only to make far less than minimum wage all while carrying a whole lot of risk. Yet plenty of people will go ahead and do it anyway.

10k is pocket change for Bezos, or as a poster on another forum put it: "That's bus fare for one of Bezos's hookers to get her up and out of town". The whole model of these giant unicorn businesses is to pawn the risk and operating expenses off onto the little guy.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:09 PM
 
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This could be a good idea for someone who is in desperate need of cash now rather than cash later. I hope whoever signs up for this reads the fine print and runs some numbers on a piece of paper.
This exactly. Same with Uber/Lyft and any other autonomous piecemeal contract-type positions. I would never want to do it full time, but it's a path out of a bad situation if you are desperate. I don't really think anyone should look at these as full time jobs, but rather as supplemental jobs to supplement your income or to allow you to segue out of something.
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