Saturday, August 15, 2015

What Do You Call an Inhumanly Dedicated and Personally Unforgiving Amazon Employee?

An Ambothole!

Think I'm joking?

August 15, 2015
The management tool Amazon employees hate could be coming to your company

Amazon built a digital retail rival to Walmart with a culture of frugality and an obsession with solving customer problems. But eighty-hour weeks, ruthless competition and little patience for family and health led to a constant stream of workers quitting or being fired.

In turn, they have been replaced by waves of ambitious applicants hoping to catch on at the fast-growing company.
Employees of the Seattle-based company earned reputations as inhumanly dedicated (“Amabots”) and personally unforgiving (“Amholes.”)


Mr Slippery said...

For years, I've heard nothing but horror stories about working at Amazon. There are always about 20 technical openings near me with one of their brands, but would never apply for one unless I was very desperate. Sounds like a shark tank where even the big, healthy sharks are killed by management.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Mr Slippery,

It's a dog eat dog world, which is why we're putting 10 of you dogs in this cage with just enough food to keep 7 of you alive. Bon appetit!