The Atlantic: Ruthless Quotas At Amazon Are Maiming Employees | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

The Atlantic: Ruthless Quotas At Amazon Are Maiming Employees | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

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  1. 😨Dark sky watcher channel here on YouTube is installing live public 24/7 cameras along the border 😨 the channel is called DarkSkyWatcher… is live now

  2. The latest polls show democrats do more shopping through amazon than any other web site. shame on you democrats for supporting slave labor!

  3. This is very normal,how else do you become a billionaire ,but exploiting the people around you ? It's elementary my dear Watson.

  4. I didn't work for Amazon but I've worked in a parcel fulfillment center and it was run like a sweat shop. The quota counts are ridiculous, the pace is extreme and the work is monotonous. I'm not surprised by those figures.

  5. How dare you get in the way of my rich family member profit margins. They need a luxury car, luxury house and luxury lunch that costs as much as I spend on food in a week. How dare you try to bring them back to earth.

  6. Any place that does production or ships stuff has quotas. Also any big retail will be a bear to work in. Nature of working for a living. These talking heads in a studio haven't earned an honest living in years. Jeez.

  7. The "Red Prairie" software system in warehouses isn't fit for robots let alone humans. Capitalism has a distinct inhumanity attached to it.

  8. There's a reason I stopped buying from Amazon years ago. Capitalism doesn't function without disposable workers.

  9. Would be better if Amazon just replaced their entire workforce with robots already so innocent human beings wouldn't suffer any longer.

    I mean, have anyone "seen" the paycheck of a workers from that company?
    It's not worth it.

  10. 19% more being spent this year than last year? ok fine but most educated Americans can see that the cost of living has gone up, the cost of goods and services have gone UP. now what is the increase?

  11. is anyone else reminded of
    working conditions in the 19th century?
    actually?
    working conditions since the emergence of
    profit capitalism…
    #profitistheproblem

  12. What a day for an effective strike. Any more reason they need to unionize?

    Also, choose no rush shipping. Get that dollar.

  13. But i don't understand look how ruthless msn is about turmp and Trump supporters and thay have the nerve to attack others amazing look at ruthlessly msn attacked turmps family look at how msn new thay where lying about polls and look at how msn ruthlessly liyed to AMERICA about the russia collusion hoax and thay new thay where liyeing so msn don't tell me about ruthlessness you ignorant auntie AMERICA donkeys turmp 2020baby

  14. This is an excellent example of why we need "Unions" & to organize people. Capitalism doesn't care about it's worker bee's. It will extoll,, never ending exceeding & wanton exploitation of its drone worker bee's to the point of exhaustion & death. Those that are on minimum wage & the lowest economic rung are the ones who need to organize & unionize the most.

  15. ATTENTION:  People in the land of the living…the dems
    (socialist/sect) party (those workers of iniquity & evildoers) & little
    league fake lying news…cnn, msnbc, abc, cnbc, cbc, bbc, cbsn & huffpost,
    the hill, time, new york times, the wall street journal, the washington post,
    global news, usa today, slate, los angeles times, deadline, rolling stone,
    wired, the star, the hollywood reporter, axios, national review, new york, vox,
    fortune, vice us, washington examiner, apple news, vogue, the atlantic, elite
    daily, business insider, wwd, vanity fair, mother jones, the new yorker,
    national post, esquire, politico, bloomberg, week, daily mail,
    town&country, the conversation, daily beast, gq, mic, the view, abc news, disney,
    youtube, twitter, face book, apple, google, amazon, the independent, mashable,
    drudge report, advocate, the hachette book group, wikimedia,
    yahoo/entertainment, people, microsoft, mozilla, newsweek…are all about …Pleasure, Power, & Avoidance of
    Responsibility…pathetic life principles they believe, practice, & bow down
    to.  One more TRUTH…their all LESS THAN
    NOTHING.

  16. And so I insist—and God backs me up on this—that there be no going along with the crowd, the empty-headed, mindless crowd. They’ve refused for so long to deal with God that they’ve lost touch not only with God but with reality itself. They can’t think straight anymore. Feeling no pain, they let themselves go in sexual obsession, addicted to every sort of perversion.

  17. The entire business concept of Amazon is improper, according to not only human nature, but the laws of nature.
    It's one thing to have an intellectual concept, it's another for one country to make laws for the entire world.

  18. It's a sad statement about capitalism when the richest man in the world won't hire enough workers, pay them adequately, or provide healthcare. Bezos is just following the business model he has been taught, which at its core, is the dream of slave labor. It's simply oppression.

  19. The way they report this is shameful. No outrage. No accountability. “Yeah, gee, seems not very good this is happening, wow. Oh well, good luck everyone!”

  20. Amazon is like the worst to work for…..only positive is the weekly pay but they don't care about injuries as long as the work is done

  21. Much of this because the customer just "has to have" their stuff the next day!

    Whatever happened to patience, or planning?

  22. I have not been buying through Amazon, but the majority of my Ebay purchases come in Amazon boxes regardless of who the Ebay seller is. I never pay for rushed delivery. Workers had much more control of their working environment in the 1960s when unions were stonger. Most companies offered at least short-term disability in addition to workman's comp. There were usually arraignments for long-term disability of workers, as well. This failure of the Republican Party to protect everyday workers and keep them at the same level as others around the world began 45-50 years ago. We cannot be surprised that our fellow Americans are poor, sick, dying, homeless and struggling to keep jobs that will not sustain them. Now is when we need a true President who is solidly on our side.

  23. Funny… I see commercials from amazon with workers telling how great it is there … come join us and you get healthcare the first day …. because they work you to death the first day…

  24. It would be a good idea for Amazon to have an OPTION for Non-Time-Sensitive items. I can wait a week for my book or item. I hate to think of people getting hurt and abused because someone, somewhere thinks I need my new sink drainer by this afternoon. It's stupid and needs examination.

  25. Amazon sucks! Jeff Bezos, I will never buy from Amazon! I will do without if I need, but this model of business is corrossive to our communities!

  26. Personally I stopped using Amazon because of this treatment of their employees. Two, the 9 billion spend in a day compared to the 32.4 billion spend in a day in China shows Chinas economy is the biggest now…Laurie

  27. Ever since Amazon got in the news for paying no taxes, they have ramped up their commercials, (showing actor employees bragging about how great their job is.)

  28. Injuries at 10% and you can be absolutely certain that they are UNDER reported. Companies like this engage in suppression tactics that 'encourage' workers to not report. After they are injured the company will work with WBC to harass them back to work or out of the plant.

  29. I don’t buy from amazon… I rather use Chinese alibaba, much cheaper. And if the Chinese don’t have a product, they’ll make it for you 🙂

  30. I have never ordered anything from them and never will. Bezos has more than enough cash. I buy everything I need from what family stores are left in my area.

  31. Billions in profits are not enough, they need trillions to make them happy. Then that won't be enough, they will "need" quadrillions in net profits per millisecond and still want even more. It's called "Continuous Improvement" and it's the #1 motto of every single corporation. Too much Amazon lobby money has infiltrated the gov't officials who could change it. Nothing will change, it will only get worse. I guarantee it.

  32. MSNBC pushes employees to the point of exhaustion I hear, but I guess the agenda is to take down Amazon right now. One bad corporation at a time.

  33. Why you keep attacking the poor Job Creators! Don't you understand the more the 1% make, the more they can buy the souls of your representatives. So they can install more corporate judges that will allow them to dismantle this Democracy. Don't forget, like all the other corporation, that benefited from installing their orange puppet drumpf in the white house. Amazon paid $0 in 2018 U.S. federal income tax on more than $11 billion in profits before taxes. It also received a $129 million tax rebate from the federal government.

  34. I know Trump doesn't care about workers, but he certainly does dislike Jeff Bezos. Why then isn't he going after Amazon?

  35. The fact of the matter is that many big corporations are not willing to loose one penny, it is greed over safety.

  36. CRIPPLING employees is absolutely the case from the insane workpace hour after hour using their hands to lifting squatting with whatever the box weighs doesn't matter same TIME allowed hour after hour.

  37. Be careful though – your package could arrive FROM AMAZON and you ordered a Phone from your carrier, or even something sold on EBAY. Personal experience.

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