Amazon never sold itself as an easy place to work

It’s no surprise that Amazon is a tough gig, but there are people who thrive in that sort of environment

30th August, 2015
Many people thrive in competitive environments like Amazon.Picture: iStock

The Amazon exposé can tell us a thing or two about what is happening to work.

The New York Times exposed Amazon to be the kind of company we all, deep down, suspected it might be: the kind that relentlessly pursues cost reduction to the point that former employees report seeing almost all of their colleagues cry at their desks.

But why are we so surprised?

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