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  • As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds and communities everywhere prepare for the worst, Amazon workers have become crucial in getting people their food, water, and sanitation supplies. We have seen an increase in the volume of such goods, placing a greater strain on workers. Yet despite larger workloads, Amazon continues to enforce and raise productivity quotas. At the same time, many workers have been shocked to discover the company has been illegally denying them paid sick leave.

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  • Amazon now under pretense of coronavirus wants to destroy many third party vendors. Only large ones who pay in advance will be able to keep their sales. Amazon breaks multiple US and EU laws concerning such monopoly like behavior, but they do not care. Amazon algorithms also not actively track any third party sales to throw them out as soon as they see profits and replace them with direct Amazon sales.

    Hard times always make masks go off.

  • Amazon has been processing from 10% to 40% more packages than normal for this time of year, according to an employee tally at one delivery center. The company’s website had 639,330,722 visits for the week of March 9, according to data from Comscore, up 32% from the year earlier.

    From Feb. 20 to March 23, Amazon’s sales of toilet paper increased 186% from the year-earlier period, according to analytics firm CommerceIQ, which said that before the coronavirus hit it had forecast a 7% increase for the period. CommerceIQ said sales of cough and cold medicine grew by 862%, compared with a forecast growth rate of 110%, and children’s vitamins by 287%, compared with a forecast rate of 49%.

    And this will no go away, this ten sof thousands of small businesses who will return and won't see their old clients.

    Amazon is one of the main sponsors of current psyco saga.

  • "Hard times always make masks go off."

    Ironic, given that in this "hard time" masks are going on...

  • Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund

    “How is your company worth over a TRILLION dollars and you want the public to donate to an employee relief fund?! As if Amazon can’t pay their employees themselves,” one frustrated consumer wrote on Twitter.

    Amazon is worth $1tn, and Mr Bezos is worth an estimated $114bn, making him the world's richest man. In 2018, the company reported an income of $11bn but paid $0 into federal taxes.

    As the pandemic continues and more consumers turn to the e-commerce site to stock up on necessary essentials, the company is anticipated to post an even larger income this year. But it is still asking for consumers to contribute to its fund if they would like.

    We are not and have not asked for donations and the Amazon Relief Fund has been funded by Amazon with an initial donation of $25 million. The structure to operate a fund like this, which hundreds of companies do through the same third-party, requires the program to be open to public contributions but we are not soliciting those contributions in any way,” a spokesperson with Amazon told The Independent.

    https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-fury-worlds-richest-man-173301947.html

  • Dildos are very essencial, it is just safety measure, as flustrated people can stick much worse items into themselfs.

  • Following the judgement of a French court on Tuesday, we have to temporarily suspend operations in our Fulfilment Centres in France. This is in spite of the huge investment we made in additional safety measures to keep our hard-working, dedicated colleagues safe, while ensuring they had continued employment at this difficult time. Our FC operations are complex and varied, and with the punitive 1M euro per incident fines imposed by the court, the risk was too high. We remain perplexed by the court’s decision, which was made in spite of the overwhelming evidence we provided about the safety measures we have implemented, and have launched an appeal.

    Good, good...

    Expect more countries to stop Amazon operations, the fight has began and Amazon must be purged.

  • Thank gawd there's Amazon. I'm gonna order more!

  • If the US Postal Service shuts down, that might be the end of ebay...then Amazon will be King of the Ecommerce jungle :)

    Coronavirus could shut down the Postal Service in less than 3 months, lawmakers warn

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/coronavirus-could-shut-down-the-postal-service-in-less-than-3-months-lawmakers-warn/ar-BB11DEwv

  • @jleo

    Calm down, USPS shutting down is recurrring horror.

  • Amazon has decided to shut down all of its fulfillment centers in France after a French court ruled the company could be fined €1 million per item for shipping anything not directly related to medical supplies, hygiene products, and food items.

    Look... Amazon lied how important are "essential items", actually they had NO intention to prioritize food and medical supplies, they do not care. As only sex toys Amazon profits are now around 4x compared to previous months. And it is more of simialr categories where Amaozn in making billions per week in profits.

    Really hope that Amazon will be stopped across the EU later this year.

  • Amazon will provisionally be allowed to invest in UK-based food delivery startup Deliveroo, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced today. Deliveroo originally announced the $575 million funding round lead by Amazon last May, but the CMA was initially worried that the deal could be bad for competition. Now, however, the authority thinks the investment will be better for competition overall.

    Coincidence? I don't think so.

    We see how Amazon is growing at unprecendent pace destroying now up to 1k businesses per day. Invading all possible areas and use threats if they feel so.

  • Amazon will keep its six warehouses in France closed until at least April 22 after a stand-off with unions over sanitary conditions amid the coronavirus outbreak, it said on Sunday.

    I propose to nationalize all of them due to dangers posed by US management.
    And after this run criminal investigation and independent investigation of Amazon profits.

    Thing is that strong rumors appeared that Amazon is using advanced offshore and financial conversion schemes to not show their profits of their international departments. So they hide them in lot of small barely visible offshore companies.

  • Amazon employees have accessed sales data from independent Marketplace sellers to help the company develop competing private-label products, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

    Past Amazon employees and one current one told the WSJ that rules barring the practice weren’t uniformly enforced. In addition, former Amazon employees said using the sales data from sellers was “a common practice that was discussed openly in meetings they attended,” according to the report.

    Of course they used this data, each seller use such to cut out the small competition on marketplace.

    Issue is that they openly told lie answering this.

  • On May 1st, hourly employees — a vast majority of which are among the company’s 250,000 or so warehouse workers who cannot work from home — must request an unpaid leave of absence to continue staying home if they do not want to work out of fear for their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    But Amazon still don't want to spend record profits to provide proper protection and work routines changes.

  • Meet one of coronavirus development sponsors:

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    Musk properly understand the moment.

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  • Huge fire devastates Amazon warehouse & trucks in California

    A fire ripped through an Amazon warehouse in Redlands, California, with work trucks also set ablaze, briefly closing a nearby highway. Video from the scene shows smoke billowing out of the fulfillment center, and fire engulfing multiple Amazon trailers and trucks outside the building.