Someone’s Crying at the Office. Now What?

Last August, the New York Times published a long investigation into Amazon’s draconian white-collar office environment. The article, by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld, painted a picture of a miserable office: people put on probation after they got sick, a working mother backstabbed via an anonymous feedback tool after she adjusted her work hours, a salesperson staying awake for four days straight to finish a project. One quotation, seemingly intended to distill Amazon’s toxic culture into a single sentence, was positioned as a pull quote near the top of the article: “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk,” Bo Olson, who worked for two years as a book marketer for the e-commerce behemoth, told the Times reporters. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2016-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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