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Old 25-11-20, 11:45 PM
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Here you go.

https://www.socialist.net/the-story-...depressing.htm

Its the same warehouse my brother is currently at.

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You are also equipped with the infamous scanning device, which measures your productivity.

Take a two minute break and you could be found by a supervisor. You might receive a “strike” for slacking. Four strikes and you’re out, back on the dole and wondering where your next meal comes from. Improper training, meanwhile, means that many workers end up with knee injuries as a result of kneeling hundreds of times a day to pick up items from the bottom shelves
My brother currently has elbow and back pain that you would expect in an 80 year old. Hes only 29.

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Old 26-11-20, 10:06 AM
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This is how Amazon truly became so big. Exploit your workers more than your competitors and eventually you will have enough extra wealth to buy out your competitors and monopolise your markets, and then submit their workers to the same stingy tactics at the cost of their health. The race to the top in this system is just a matter of who can throw their moral compass the furthest from acceptability while staying in the letter off the law. I know sacrificing your health for money is par for the course in American life but to be honest I don't know why many of yous take it unopposed. Why create a modern civilised society and then just accept living by the hierarchical rules of wild animals.
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Old 26-11-20, 12:03 PM
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I know sacrificing your health for money is par for the course in American life but to be honest I don't know why many of yous take it unopposed. Why create a modern civilised society and then just accept living by the hierarchical rules of wild animals.
I think the saying "every American is a temporarily embarrassed millionaire" applies well here.
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Old 26-11-20, 02:36 PM
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This is how Amazon truly became so big. Exploit your workers more than your competitors and eventually you will have enough extra wealth to buy out your competitors and monopolise your markets, and then submit their workers to the same stingy tactics at the cost of their health. The race to the top in this system is just a matter of who can throw their moral compass the furthest from acceptability while staying in the letter off the law. I know sacrificing your health for money is par for the course in American life but to be honest I don't know why many of yous take it unopposed. Why create a modern civilised society and then just accept living by the hierarchical rules of wild animals.


It's not par for the course. You don't like it or you got a bad boss? Leave. Easy as that. Like any low skill job in the US it's easy work. You just do something else. Nobody is forcing you to work at a terrible place. Mcdonald's will pay you the same money and it'll be way easier work.
US ain't just a country of wild animals and a stupid thing to say tbh. I'm sure EU has terrible work places as well. Doesn't mean it's living by heirarchical rules of wild animals.
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Old 26-11-20, 02:46 PM
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I didn't mean the work conditions I meant the idea that your health should come at a cost and if you can't get a good job then ah well that's nature, sorry didn't mean to compare anyone or conditions to animals just that acceptance of extreme hierarchy even down to health, that allows situations like Amazons working conditions to be accepted. Surely all of society benefits if its members are healthier and happier.

The natural state of affairs in life is that the "weak"(Which can be just someone who decides to do a profession deemed "low skill" like a carer or just someone who can't get another job in times of mass unemployment or something nowadays) will suffer, but why would that be a desirable one to maintain now? (Not saying Europe is by any means great on this and Amazon get away with these bad conditions in Europe too but there's much less acceptance of it and very little in the way of endorsement of these kinda of conditions as okay, hence unanimous adoption of universal healthcare and so on)

Why is asking billionaires to pay for some proper training, slightly higher wages and more staff to avoid overworking considered to be unjust or undesirable, as if asking the wealthy to not exploit the working class (In order to accelerate their wealth growth at extreme rates) contravenes some kind of sacred law. It's not like it's just a hierarchy of who has nice things, it's a hierarchy of mental health conditions, long term injury risk and life expectancy.
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