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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:16 PM

Amazon giving $500 million in one-time bonuses to front-line workers as a 'thank you'

Source: CNN Business

(CNN Business) Amazon is giving out more than $500 million as a "Thank You bonus" to front-line workers who were with the company throughout the month of June, a move that comes after the e-commerce giant eliminated a $2 hourly wage bump and double overtime pay for frontline workers at the end of May.

"Our front-line operations teams have been on an incredible journey over the last few months, and we want to show our appreciation with a special one-time Thank You bonus totaling over $500 million," said Amazon (AMZN) senior vice president of worldwide operations Dave Clark in a note about the bonuses.

The one-time bonus amounts vary. Full-time employees of Amazon, Amazon-owned Whole Foods, or drivers for delivery service partners will get $500; part-time employees or drivers will get $250; front-line leaders at Amazon and Whole Foods will get $1,000; and delivery service partner owners, who help get packages to customers, will get $3,000. Drivers for Amazon Flex who worked more than 10 hours in June will get $150.

Amazon has seen soaring demand during the pandemic as people stay home and look to its products and services as a lifeline for household essentials. But it has also become the subject of increased scrutiny concerning the workplace conditions of its warehouses, which include 110 fulfillment centers across North America with 400,000 employees. The company has also been criticized for not providing enough information about the true impact of the public heath crisis on its workers. There have been at least 10 deaths among its warehouse employees who have tested positive for coronavirus.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/tech/amazon-bonuses-frontline-workers/index.html



That's like a piddling amount.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:31 PM

1. that's like 1/2 of 1% of the Bezos fortune isn't it?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:40 PM

2. Piddly indeed. Bezos needs to give them more. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:24 PM

3. Amazon's Net Income in 2019 was $11.59 Billion

I expect, with all the online shopping this year, it will be even higher. So they're giving an extraordinary 4.3% bonus of 2019's profits. Even shareholders get nothing from the company except whatever the share price is. They have never paid a dividend.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:59 PM

4. Guess employees ought to turn it down. That damn Bezos giving $10 Billion

for climate change, $2 Billion for homelessness, etc.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:33 AM

9. And also cutting off the $2/hr "hazard pay"

because ya know, the "hazard" is "over" and those coronavirus spikes in the sunbelt are just an illusion!!!11!1!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:08 PM

5. Lemme guess, they're still not going to give them a good wage and better working conditions

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:06 AM

6. Do they have a union demanding health care and wage parity and being classified as skilled////////

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:56 AM

7. I call BS on Bezos!

This is only another PR move to repair their image,
just like the tons of ads I am currently seeing on TV. Fuck Bezos...that greedy bastard already exposed who he is when he fired employees when they spoke up about unsafe working conditions during Covid.

https://ohsonline.com/articles/2020/05/06/amazon-engineer-has-had-enough-saying-the-company-is-not-safeguarding-employees.aspx?m=1

I have been boycotting Amazon. Fuck Bezos!!!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:13 AM

8. A PR stunt after screwing the employees by cutting their wages pure and simple. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:55 AM

10. In some circles it's called hush money.

Do they have to sign an NDA to get the money?

Amazon treats many of their warehouse workers like dirt and at an extremely high speed. Nice to get a bonus but they need to improve working conditions in their facilities around the globe first.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:10 AM

11. PR. Screw Jeff Bezos.

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