Let’s not forget, Amazon now owns every Whole Foods store in the country, so that’s even more state and local taxes. You could argue that Amazon, which brought in nearly $178 billion in sales last year, should pay more in taxes. But needless to say, it is not paying a “little” amount, nor is it “no” amount whatsoever, as the president claims. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Claim That Amazon Pays ‘Little or No’ State Taxes Is Utter Nonsense
Jane Oates of WorkingNation says that the first and perhaps most important step is to ensure that the training is part of the workweek. “People are busy—making this as easy to get to as possible will determine its success.” Amazon should also ensure they cover the tuition in the programs outright, she says. “A lot of the failure is due to the tuition assistance programs—a lot of the reason they fail is you have to pay upfront for the college yourself and get reimbursed,” she said. “And then if you don’t get a grade you’re out that money.” … [Read more...] about Amazon Says It Will Retrain Workers It’s Automating Out of Jobs. But Does ‘Upskilling’ Even Work?
MSP1, as this particular warehouse is called, has been a hotbed of labor unrest within Amazon’s network. While still a representative-elect, freshman lawmaker Ilhan Omar spoke to a crowd of activists and workers who marched on MSP1 in December, the first action of the sort on U.requested additional information about Amazon’s anti-union practices. … [Read more...] about Sanders, AOC, and Others Demand Workplace Safety Investigation of Amazon
It seems obvious at this point, but Kacey’s certainly tapping into the Cher nostalgia of the moment. I mean, *waves towards shiny sheet of hair*. She’s no entertainer like Cher was on her own shows, and though that’s okay, I’ll admit she has the vision, but maybe not the range. You ever watch a Sonny & Cher Christmas Special just to soak up that holiday wistfulness, cast in the grainy amber of ’70s film? Is it the texture that makes it? The throwback outfits? The classic songs? Kacey’s trying to access this mood, no doubt, but nostalgia’s mysterious algorithm of aesthetic and age is elusive to a production so shiny and new. Advertisement … [Read more...] about An Energetic Journey Through Kacey Musgraves’s Magical Amazon Christmas Special
Amazon’s return grift has been known for years, both within hacking circles and among sellers who have been scammed. Buyers risk getting banned for too many missing or defective item claims, but the Finans made “hundreds of false online identities” to avoid detection, and were finally caught not by Amazon but by the Indiana State Police and the IRS. … [Read more...] about Couple Grifts Amazon Out of $1.2 Million in Electronics
Pace Yourself; It Makes Shows More Enjoyable You binge-watch a show because you enjoy it, but what if there was a way you could enjoy it even more? According to a study conducted by Jeff Galak, Ph.D., and published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the faster you consume media like TV shows the less joy you actually get out of them. You become bored with the show and miss out on the subtle nuances that make it so great. It works the same way with other things too, like food. The first few bites of a dish are an exciting journey for your taste buds, but by the last few bites you’re just trying to finish what you started. When you pace yourself with TV shows, you give yourself a chance to think about what you’ve watched. You’ll have time to come up with your own theories about what’s going to happen next. You’ll also build anticipation for the next episode, making it far more engrossing when you finally sit down to watch it. A little distance makes the … [Read more...] about How to Break Your Netflix Binge-Watching Habit