Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Record shattered: 73 container ships stuck waiting off California

quote [ Supply chain crisis deepens as more imports snared in historic ship queue off Los Angeles/Long Beach. ]

A fascinating twitter thread filled with links about the supply chain collapse basically in progress

An interesting side effect is that all those worries about companies automating jobs away from low wage workers have basically gone out the window. Turns out you can't replace people with robots when your supply chain can't get you the parts to do so.

This has also resulted in a number of employers like amazon being so desperate for labor that they're basically doing a full 180 on their marijuana stance.

Amazon says workers and applicants fired or barred during marijuana screening are now eligible for employment


Amazon said it has "reinstated the employment eligibility" for former workers or applicants who were fired or deferred during marijuana screenings.

[SFW] [business] [+1 Insightful]
[by steele@9:43pmGMT]

Comments

mechanical contrivance said @ 5:52pm GMT on 23rd Sep
I read the article quickly, but I didn't see any explanation for why there are so many ships waiting to unload.
steele said @ 6:54pm GMT on 23rd Sep
A variety of factors but ultimately labor hasn't been able to scale with rising needs. The twitter thread covers it quite a bit.
mechanical contrivance said[1] @ 5:54pm GMT on 23rd Sep
I suppose when companies don't need as much labor, they will fire the weed smokers again.

Or maybe not. I just saw this: https://gizmodo.com/amazon-is-lobbying-the-u-s-to-legalize-weed-1847719317
steele said @ 6:55pm GMT on 23rd Sep
Yeah, that's mentioned in the extended link.
the circus said @ 11:24pm GMT on 25th Sep
I've been visiting with Fox watching family members again and apparently all labor issues, shipping issues, shortages of anything (toilet paper, microchips, ramen noodles, etc.) are because of Biden paying people unemployment (and of course he's directly taking it out of their wallets to give to lazy people). Well along the lines of the vaccine against autism paradox meme, how about just continuing extended unemployment or stimuli until vaccination reaches a certain percent? Fine, don't get vaccinated. Unemployed people can just keep collecting extended unemployment then.

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