Let’s put Amazon’s employee holiday bonus in perspective

These one-time gifts are less about gratitude and more about promoting an illusion that the company’s relentless "customer obsession" can coexist with the well-being of its overwhelmed workforce.

An Amazon delivery worker dropping off a package. The holidays are peak season for Amazon when warehouse worker injuries and workloads for warehouse workers and delivery drivers are highest. Photo by Super Straho on Unsplash

I’ll just rip the band-aid off: On Sunday, the nation reported nearly 140,000 new cases of the coronavirus. Although reported infec…

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