There are many reasons people prefer to shop at Amazon. You have a wide selection to choose from, the prices are great and, frankly, you can do all your shopping without putting on pants. Many also considered it a moral alternative to shopping at Wal-Mart – a company constantly plagued with ethics issues. But, as it turns out, Amazon might not be a great alternative after all.
Inside Amazon: "Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk." http://t.co/2OkgHSJ8np
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 16, 2015
An exposé published by The New York Times citing the poor treatment of employees has left many with questions and concerns.
Wow. If this doesn’t make you feel guilty buying from Amazon I don’t know what will. http://t.co/EP8I4dusRm
— Ryan Merrill (@procload) August 16, 2015
— Luke Brown (@Luke_RB) August 16, 2015
So, is it true?
— Fortune (@FortuneMagazine) August 17, 2015
According to CEO Jeff Bezos – no.
Amazon is not a "soulless, dystopian workplace" despite what you've read, its CEO says. http://t.co/v1b97r2Wkz
— Mashable (@mashable) August 17, 2015
In an email to employees on Sunday, Bezos called for employees to report “stories” like those described in the article to HR. Probably not the best wording, considering how individuals described being devalued by their former employer.
Amazon is garbage. Seriously, stop giving them all your money. pic.twitter.com/UC6BNC24U1
— Sarah Marian Seltzer (@sarahmseltzer) August 15, 2015
Here’s hoping that this really is Amazon of the past. Though, to some, it doesn’t matter either way.
I always just assumed everyone at Amazon was suffering for my convenience.
— J. Elvis Weinstein (@JElvisWeinstein) August 17, 2015
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