josealvesjr wrote: Data from states shows thousands of Amazon employees are on food stamps.
How Covid-19 made Amazon’s Jeff Bezos the richest person in history.Amazon has experienced a surge in online sales during the Covid-19 pandemic as people turn to online shopping while at home, sending the company's market capitalisation through the roof. It's now valued at US$1.7 trillion.
I have never liked him and again he has proven that he is ruthless.How can he even live with himself!!! Paying his personnel peanuts. This man has no dignity. Disgusting man.
My total orders for 2020, $270
You see, Amazon is just a drop in the ocean, don't forget that what you are describing can apply to a lot of big corporations and a lot of people- it's not uncommon to see big corporations with 25 CEOs, 12 Preisdents, VPs, VPs of VPs, and so much redundancies in the hierarchy - each earning a fat bonus and paycheck even if the company's revenues down the pits - even if they get fired or quit, they usually part with a bonus of a few millions. Some are rich and earn it, they provide a good service to the community, give back and they have good ethics, treat well their employees and all, but on what planet are we on, this is very rare, because the richer someone is, usually the more they make their own bubble and anything else outside of it is just garbage. Being rich and successful is not bad, but it's HOW people get there and how they treat people. Keep in mind there are some people who do not have the means to drive, walk or get to a physical store to buy stuff, online shopping is helping millions of people - but is it killing business ? Hardly - it's a good opportunity to push for online sales - which many other companies have done now.
As to Amazon employees being on food stamps, keep in mind there are other trillion $ corporations underpaying good workers - why the HELL should a CEO, who practically does nothing, earn $35 million a year, when a director of an IT department earns $60k.
But since you mention Amazon, one thing that DISGUSTS me the most, is the number of deceptive sellers on the platform, and Amazon not acting on complaints or doing anything about it, unless it makes big news. The amount of counterfeit / fake items sold on the platform is alarming, mainly counterfeit items from specific countries and local too, USB and SSD with fake capacities, with weird brand names, and even memory with existing reputable brand names but counterfeit....... but the amount of bad far outweighs the good. You have a ton of sellers selling items they are NOT authorised to sell on Amazon - for example, one seller in particular I won't name, sell hard drives from a known brand, but are NOT an authorised seller - so when people buy the shit from that seller, there is ZERO warranty, the company making the HD will not fulfill any warranty. A lot of items are sold on Amazon that are unsafe, fire hazards, and where the description of products do not match the actual product, even Amazon's own brands AmazonBasics was under fire (no pun intended) lately, in the news, reporting safety hazards with their electrical components and some items sold online. You have items with no FCC/CL/UL markings or counterfeit markings. You have fake 5 star reviewers, sellers that bribe customers with money and free products in exchange for positive reviews, you have amazon banning members for too many bad reviews, etc. In all fairness though in all my bad experiences Amazon has made it up to me, BUT it leaves a stain on your record even if you were reasonable and the issue was no fault of your own - One hard disk I ordered happened to be in stock from 3rd party sellers at the time so I ordered mine, it arrived and is making periodical pulsing clicks, works, but makes these sounds and SMART shows building amount of bad sectors - so it's a bad drive - I later read reviews (not on Amazon) about this seller and I am not the only one with bad experiences on items ordered there.......
Amazon refunded me the value of the HD asked me not even to return it, and with the credit I purchased a new one direct from Amazon, no issues.
Other item I ordered, from a reputable brand, it's a gauge, I received it fine, but the readings are very inaccurate, so it's useless. Amazon refunded me the purchase price, item NOT as described. Also the way they ship items is a joke - I order some adapter cables, it comes in one tiny packet you can put in your pocket, yet they used a HUGE box to ship that, what a joke, seriously for something they could have shipped in a tiny envelope. Another time I order 2 x 3.5 hard disks, it came in a huge box, when they could have used a small mailer, and they put 1 or 2 air bags in it, and the items move and bang against the box at will, there is absolutely no protection whatsoever, items sold by 3rd party seller and shipped by Amazon have horrible shipping, some items sold and fulfilled by Amazon are OK and come shipped properly, but not all. Amazon can be generous and often can do the right thing if something is not right, they rather spend millions of $ to comp customers than go at the source of the problems.........and if you complain too much, they ban you eventually, even if you don't return stuff or even if the issue is not your fault, luckily in my case it was only 3 incidents, and I did not ask for a refund or credit, they offered it to me.
On the other hand - I have had so many horrible experiences with other online merchants, and the difference is, when there are issues, they don't make up to customers, they are crap all around. So Amazon is not all bad, as far as from employees perspective, I don't know, I haven't worked there, but I know there is much WASTE - all those returns apparently are being dumped in landfills, Amazon is getting rid of all that stuff, it costs them more money to process all those returns, SO they are dumping them - a lot of people could use those items, THAT part is truly g..........disgusting! You should never watch that documentary you would lose it, on the other hand I have no complaints on my Prime membership, shipping has always been super fast, next day delivery most of the time, the only one bad incident I had was when the idiot Intelcom driver delivered at the wrong bloody address - Same number but wrong street, what a moron, you'd think a company like that has a bloody GPS.