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Amazon’s satanic mills
By Antara Haldar  |  Feb 03, 2023
Amazon’s satanic mills
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Amazon is among the biggest and most successful companies, with a data-driven, logistics-centered innovation that brings convenience to billions. Yet the current cost of living crisis and the firm’s brutal working conditions - workers routinely underpaid and mistreated - cast doubt on the sustainability of its business model if fully automating many tasks now performed by humans or raising its profitability and efficiency without exploitation prove difficult.

HANOI - With the United Kingdom suffering through its worst cost-of-living crisis in decades - owing in large part to high inflation and soaring energy prices - hundreds of workers at an Amazon warehouse in the central English city of Coventry recently demanded a wage hike. Since their demands were not being met, they had been contemplating whether or not to go on strike last November - just ahead of Black Friday and the holiday shopping season - and then on December 16, 2022, they did in fact vote to strike.

As with other recent labor actions taken by United States rail workers and British Royal Mail employees, the Amazon workers’ move kicked off a debate about who was to blame for the threatened disruption: the elves in the workshop, or Santa Claus?

Amazon owes its success to a variety of factors, including a sophisticated data-driven approach. However, its real genius lies in its logistics breakthroughs - including route optimizationfleet planning, and&n

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