No, I have not read the article. However, keep in mind, employees to Amazon are like potentially expanding or reducing your networking on a "cloud" system, they need them now, they lay them off later. Boeing has been doing this with worker bees for 20 years. Here today, gone tomorrow . A job at Amazon is no better than a job in a lonesome boiler-room call center. Oh, it's a job, it's job for sure, and people need jobs. But since we became a "consumer society" (that's a society that does nothing but consume), we better get used to "being the product", and being Jeff Bezo's nigger. And dropping fry baskets.