'We Are Not Robots': Amazon Workers Across Europe Walk Out on Black Friday Over Low Wages and 'Inhuman Conditions'

Yep. Last company I worked for could care less. Workers who actually wanted to do the job they were hired for pretty much got scoffed at (and drummed out) to keep the status quo going.

Alarm bells went off in my head, as what I saw there mirrored verbatim what caused a company to close it's doors after 60 years locally.

The same behavior, protecting of seniority folks, hobbling jobs due to cost cutting (weaker chemicals, switching gloves from chemical handling to food handling gloves that rip as soon as you put them on, let alone touching acid chemicals with them) even going as far as having armed guards walk around with their guns having empty clips because the insurance plan didn't want the risk of a "discharged weapon"

The rot starts at the top and trickles down.

No different then a company deciding to shutter a plant and send it overseas so the product is made cheaper.

Study in china how it isn't unusual for them to not give flying birds in hell about intellectual property rights. Paper shredders are a common example.

GM Tech II code readers are another. Bosch sent the tooling over there to make them cheaper, then have it come back onto the shores where you will pay $10k+ for the entire thing (after adding together the scanner itself, then the interface box for cars that use a newer CAN bus protocol.

Or, hop onto any of the sites like alibaba and you can usually pick up everything (including stickers to put on the device, and the case even) for $350-$400 usd. You can even find components piece rate floating around, which some dealers will use to save money on repairing the older tech-ii's

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