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Submitted by destinyland
destinyland (578448) writes "Amazon's started a "Pay to Quit" program where full-time employees are offered up to $5,000 to leave the company (to ensure the remaining workforce is truly motivated). Jeff Bezos revealed the perk in a letter to shareholders, while also announcing that Amazon is welcoming tourists into its fulfillment centers in 6 different U.S. states. But one Seattle blog describes the move as "obviously an attempt to counter all the bad press that Amazon's warehouses have gotten over the past year," linking to an undercover BBC investigation and stories about Amazon's arrival in a former coal-mining town. And this week Gawker began soliciting new horror stories from Amazon employees. ("You literally must re-interview for your position...constantly. It comes up at least every three months...")"
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Comment: Re:Wait for it.... (Score 1) 336

by raind (#46792821) Attached to: Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

The thing with the auto industry is there always cycle, the last purge of big 3 techie/IT resulted with them being replaced by or joining the contractors, now they bringing some back in house. the whole driver assist thing is helping that, but I try to stay clear of the auto industry, but done some contract work as it can hard to avoid auto.

Comment: Re:Finance is a valuable activity (Score 1) 712

by raind (#46313787) Attached to: Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

Is it finance when:

"Today, banks like Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs own oil tankers, run airports and control huge quantities of coal, natural gas, heating oil, electric power and precious metals. They likewise can now be found exerting direct control over the supply of a whole galaxy of raw materials crucial to world industry and to society in general, including everything from food products to metals like zinc, copper, tin, nickel and, most infamously thanks to a recent high-profile scandal, aluminum. And they're doing it not just here but abroad as well: In Denmark, thousands took to the streets in protest in recent weeks, vampire-squid banners in hand, when news came out that Goldman Sachs was about to buy a 19 percent stake in Dong Energy, a national electric provider. The furor inspired mass resignations of ministers from the government's ruling coalition, as the Danish public wondered how an American investment bank could possibly hold so much influence over the state energy grid." ?

Comment: Re:We're the best country in the world!!! Woo!! (Score 1) 357

by raind (#46281467) Attached to: US Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index

Idol Americans, watch American Idol on TV, they suck down their beer and pizza,

And they really believe theyâ(TM)re free.

(A A#) 4
Theyâ(TM)re more concerned, about Hollywood movie stars in strife,

then they are about the global crisis, and the waste of human life.

"John Wildcat" c. 2013

Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?