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Cannon fodder in the market share war

Some employers don’t seem to care if employees are expected to behave like Spartans at Thermopylae

22nd August, 2015

A week ago, the New York Times published an article about the company culture at Amazon. It was the result of six months of investigations, and described an environment that includes never-ending workdays, gender bias and Amazonians (as they are known) being put on “performance improvement plans” for having cancer.

Even looking through a flattering lens, the culture looks relentlessly, if not dangerously, demanding. Chief executive Jeff Bezos has flatly denied what was...

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