Explorer: Conditions could be worse. We could be working AT Amazon.
Funny, just last night I said to a German colleague working in our Barcelona centre, “erm, be glad we don’t for Amazon” and gave him the NYT article to read.(the company we’re working for is on yet another round of redundancies)I don’t think working hard for the sake of working hard and above all else is a virtue. I’ve read what Jeff Bezos thinks, and Elon Musk for that matter: they don’t strike me as very empathetic individuals. They may be the innovators but they treat people like absolute dirt; labour is just a resource afterall. Not sure if treating people like serfs does well in the long run.
By the way, I’m in IT and for years I worked over 3000 hours a year (work it out, take into account I get 30 days paid leave as well).Now I’m far happier working 1950 hours per year thankyouverymuchly. And I moved away from London to Vienna. Ahhhh….
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