swinging the ancestral cock
Wednesday, 31 March 2021

The mess at Medium

quote [ While sharing his screen with the White House, the staffer logged in to @POTUS and saw the first article recommended to him by Medium: ?A is for After,? which a sub-headline described as ?a cuckold love story.? ]

Interesting read. To this day, the most annoying thing for readers is the laggy, script-laden loading time. Substack is not really any better, culture-wise.
[SFW] [business]
[by Paracetamol@7:07amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Amazon Denies Workers Pee in Bottles. Here Are the Pee Bottles.

quote [ "You don't really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you?" Amazon tweeted. Drivers say they're being gaslit. ]

That escalated quickly! Original text.
[SFW] [business] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@7:03amGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Suez Canal blocked by traffic jam after massive container ship runs aground

quote [ Eight tug boats are working to free a large container ship stuck in Egypt's Suez Canal, halting marine traffic through one of the busiest and most important waterways in the world. ]

I can't help but laugh, I've made some fuck ups at work before, but holy shit.

Online ship tracker zoom out a little and witness a massive traffic jam.
[SFW] [business] [+5 Informative]
[by steele@5:48pmGMT] [24 comments]

Saturday, 20 February 2021

John Deere Promised Farmers It Would Make Tractors Easy to Repair. It Lied.

quote [ Three years ago, tractor manufacturers told farmers that starting in 2021, tractor repair information would be easily accessible. It's not. ]

In John Deere green
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:19amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 14 February 2021

How Poverty Makes Workers Less Productive

quote [ Giving poor people cash without conditions, for example, could do a lot to help them earn more cash on their own. ]

The experiment had a weird vibe to it, but the result is predictable.
[SFW] [business]
[by Paracetamol@6:28amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Amazon will pay $61.7 million to Flex drivers after wage theft allegations

quote [ The company allegedly used tipped income to claw back drivers? base pay. ]

Keep the labor at the bottom
[SFW] [business] [+2 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [4 comments]

Inside the Whale: An Interview with an Anonymous Amazonian

quote [ It's like a modular datacenter on wheels. And customers rightly expect that if they load a truck with all their data, they want security for that truck. So there's an armed guard in it at all times.

It?s a pretty easy sell. If a customer looks at that option, they say, yeah, of course I want the giant truck and the guy with a gun to move my data, not some crappy system that I develop on my own. ]

Interesting look at sales and self-image at Seattle.
[SFW] [business]
[by Paracetamol@10:06pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

The Customer Is Not Always Right

quote [ Customer entitlement at restaurants is at an all-time high, making work unsafe and unbearable for many in the industry. The way we think about hospitality needs to change. ]

They're the customer, I'm chopped meat
[SFW] [business] [+7 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:47pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 18 December 2020

How Offshore Oddsmakers Made a Killing off Gullible Trump Supporters

quote [ The emotions and strategies behind record-setting bets on a MAGA victory that never came. ]

You bet the president is sweating
[SFW] [business] [+6]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [22 comments]

Saturday, 28 November 2020

#BuyNothingDay ? Tactical Briefing

quote [ With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming shopping season ? beginning with Black Friday and continuing through Xmas to the New Year ? is going to be a lot different than it ever was in the past. Not only have thousands of small and medium-size businesses gone belly-up, leaving only the most ruthless and eclipsing corporate monopolies alive. ]

Oopsie, a little late for this year's edition, brought to you by Adbusters and the BlackSpot Collective. From Vancouver, if I got this right.
[SFW] [business] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:59pmGMT] [2 comments]

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