From what I've heard Amazon employees can barely afford to feed themselves.
But anyway, what can GameStop do with their business model to get out of this rut?
I used to run security at an Amazon Warehouse. This was in 2014. They made $12.50 an hour in a job market where most entry level positions started out at $8.50 an hour. They got four breaks a day, and during the holidays they got 20 hours of overtime per week for 2-3 months. Most of the workers there made $30,000 a year. Amazon bumped their wages up to $15 an hour a few years ago. You have no clue what you are talking about.
Is this why Amazon created a Twitter army?
As Joseph A. McCartin, a labor historian at Georgetown University, pointed out to the New York Times, this isn't a particularly new technique. A century ago, the Rockefellers used PR and labor consultants to “promote its image as a model employer, despite the fact its labor practices had set off strikes that led to [a] massacre.”
Today, Amazon has a lot to distract the public from: a massive surveillance program, a burgeoning monopoly, and hellish working conditions (to name a few). Given Amazon's $41 billion cash on hand, it’s surprising how threadbare and poorly thought out this effort seems to be. The effort, though, has quickly backfired on Amazon and focused criticism on some of those problems.
On topic, Gamestop is dying, they wanted to sell the business because they know it is finished and now they are trying to find a way to survive, instead of cutting the salries of some of the top dogs they choose to fire some grunts pity.
Last edited by konnichiwa - on 21 August 2019