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What If Amazon’s Next Big Innovation Was to Improve the Jobs of Its Blue-Collar Workers?

By Harvard Business Review

They’re an essential part of the company, and yet they seem almost invisibleRead full story

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  • Once the public outcry over user data is finished, Amazon is most likely next. There has been a steady drip of investigative reporting about the quality of life for amazon’s employees at the lower end of their salary ranges.

    The big question is, will Bezos care? He is uncompromising in many ways, as

    Once the public outcry over user data is finished, Amazon is most likely next. There has been a steady drip of investigative reporting about the quality of life for amazon’s employees at the lower end of their salary ranges.

    The big question is, will Bezos care? He is uncompromising in many ways, as the NYT revealed about Amazon culture in their infamous article years ago.

    I suspect he will focus on the mantra of job creation and hope that drowns our any complaints.

  • Unfortunately, these are low skilled jobs. Also with the rate of innovation, those jobs may pretty soon disappear. One way to help their financial future in the long term, would be to offer them the option to gain high skills. If they can gain more valuable skills even as they work, then they can add

    Unfortunately, these are low skilled jobs. Also with the rate of innovation, those jobs may pretty soon disappear. One way to help their financial future in the long term, would be to offer them the option to gain high skills. If they can gain more valuable skills even as they work, then they can add more value such that their jobs are secure. It also then becomes a smart business decision to pay them more.

  • At Amazon, though, median compensation was only $28,446 — evidence not that Jeff Bezos is cheap, but that Amazon’s workforce is fundamentally different from the coders and engineers who populate most high-tech disrupters.

  • It's been my experience with friends that have worked at the Amazon warehouses is that they treat employees great while they are there but they are easily disposed of as well. but that happens when most of your work force is living at the poverty line or just above it. you can pay and treat them as you'd

    It's been my experience with friends that have worked at the Amazon warehouses is that they treat employees great while they are there but they are easily disposed of as well. but that happens when most of your work force is living at the poverty line or just above it. you can pay and treat them as you'd like but they need this job, and most time a second just to make it

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