Some words have their meaning describing a process or an object and there are default definitions that the terms have. So when you ascribe some particular procedure a word that expresses it only partly, you allow confusion to settle into the matter. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s so called security screenings have little to do with actual security in the warehouse as the process is performed only at exit from the building with the sole intention of checking if people have stolen anything, according to Bloomberg.
It’s not that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) deliberately decided to hide its true deeds in order to take advantage of workers’ time, but it has been impartial to the minimum wage employees. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s case has a historical predecessor.
“The issue is the same for Amazon’s workers as it was for coal miners. Amazon’s warehouse empire is even a plausible analogue for the coal mines of a bygone age. […] Why can’t we agree on what counts as part of the job?” Noah Feldman was cited as saying.
Common sense dictates that in the case workers are held extensively in line, they should have some benefits that would compensate their patience. In the case that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) performed actual security checks, which tried to find potential weapons or illegal substances being brought into the warehouses, some extra time could have been sacrificed for assuring a safer working environment and nobody could have complained. So checks that could prevent losses only for the contractor are not exactly what people should be forced to do.
“So back, for the coal miners’ issue is how long would it take to actually go up and down the mine shaft? Today the issue is if you have to go through all these security screenings to get out to ensure you didn’t steal anything, shouldn’t you be paid? Interestingly enough, the Obama administration here is signing with the Amazon contractor,” reported Olivia Sterns.
It’s difficult to comprehend how a party having its ethics favoring the minimum wage workers can side with Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), however it seems to be a possibility that most of us have just to accept it.
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