Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby shmoodiver on Mon 17/Aug/15 9:25pm

Farm wrote:
shmoodiver wrote:He's sexually harassed me....

Cut him some slack, he lets you sleep with his missus doesn't he?


2 under 2..... sleep?
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby Scotty on Tue 18/Aug/15 6:48am

Sounds like it's struck a nerve, anyone noticing a bit of a disconnect in how this is worded?
our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero

Bezos deals in absolutes quite a bit.

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/full-memo- ... o-be-zero/
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby Scotty on Tue 18/Aug/15 7:10am

What's interesting about that peice by Ciubotariu is that he's talking about the 'change' that occurred, what spurred that change?

The same people are still in charge at the top
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby Wobbler on Tue 18/Aug/15 9:03am

Scotty wrote:Sounds like it's struck a nerve, anyone noticing a bit of a disconnect in how this is worded?
our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero

Bezos deals in absolutes quite a bit.

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/full-memo- ... o-be-zero/


Its good it seems to have struck a nerve, I would hope this results in a cleaning out of the various dickbag managers

I do find it amusing that the nyt article is based of talking to 100+ people but the counter seems to be "this one bloke who has been here for 18 months says its mint!"

and said bloke uses wording like
I receive anytime feedback, both positive and constructive, for the folks that work for me.
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby AgrAde on Tue 18/Aug/15 9:42am

Yeah, not convincing in the slightest.
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby Wobbler on Tue 18/Aug/15 12:54pm

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/at-ama ... the-office

the biggest travesty of all

The most horrifying moment of my employment at Amazon was the time I was using the toilet and a coworker began talking from the stall next to me. He asked me why I had not responded to his very pressing email. I closed my eyes and pretended this wasn’t happening. What email could be so important that it could not wait five minutes for me to use the bathroom? He began tapping on the wall between our stalls, asking why I wouldn’t respond, as if inter-stall conversation should be a totally normal, not disgusting means of communication.


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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 18/Aug/15 1:32pm

Gosh!
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby Scotty on Tue 18/Aug/15 2:48pm

:lol:

Can't even blast a deuce in peace.

I envision boardrooms with porcelain thrones around it.
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby Wobbler on Tue 18/Aug/15 2:57pm

Talking to someone on the bog is a shankable offense in my books
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby Fraser on Tue 18/Aug/15 5:10pm

But alot of people in business believe that minnions are replaceable and just hire a new person. Like any relationship this only works if you have a never ending supply of people and you think they are worthless without you.
The problem that Amazon have is that these jaded ex employees go and work for the competition.
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby Dougal on Tue 18/Aug/15 7:35pm

Fraser wrote:But alot of people in business believe that minnions are replaceable and just hire a new person. Like any relationship this only works if you have a never ending supply of people and you think they are worthless without you.
The problem that Amazon have is that these jaded ex employees go and work for the competition.


A lot of time and money goes into training new staff. As you said if you churn them regularly you're just training staff for your competitors.
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby AgrAde on Tue 18/Aug/15 7:44pm

Dougal wrote:A lot of time and money goes into training new staff. As you said if you churn them regularly you're just training staff for your competitors.


Dick Smith Electronics figured this out, and their response was to stop training staff.
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby slidecontrol on Tue 18/Aug/15 8:39pm

AgrAde wrote:
Dougal wrote:A lot of time and money goes into training new staff. As you said if you churn them regularly you're just training staff for your competitors.


Dick Smith Electronics figured this out, and their response was to stop training staff.


I've seen a similar response where manager types choose to pay to fix fuckups, rather than pay for good staff.
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby AgrAde on Tue 18/Aug/15 9:05pm

Dick smith fired all their managers and then added the workload to the positions of the untrained staff.

Great company. :D
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Re: Working At Amazon Sounds Like A Real Buncha Laughs.

Postby znomit on Tue 18/Aug/15 9:22pm

AgrAde wrote:Dick smith fired all their managers and then added the workload to the positions of the untrained staff.

Great company. :D


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http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industr ... ive-market

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