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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:00 am
 


Title: Amazon Delivery Drivers Forced to Sign ‘Biometric Consent’ Form or Lose Job
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Date: 2021-03-24 05:57:59
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:07 pm
 


Imagine if all those workers grew a spine and suddenly went on strike, and/or quit?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:16 pm
 


What I don't understand is why does Amazon need to install cameras, when it'd be just as easy to install GPS monitors (assuming the vehicles don't already have them) on the vehicles.

IS it just to be dickish, or is there a legitimate reason for installing cameras?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:21 pm
 


Some people are just assholes:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:37 pm
 


bootlegga bootlegga:
IS it just to be dickish, or is there a legitimate reason for installing cameras?


Some think it's an experiment with AI and facial recognition. The drivers are test subjects for something, and Amazon is able to force them to be.


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Imagine if all those workers grew a spine and suddenly went on strike, and/or quit?

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You have to have a union first before you can go on strike. If you quit your job, than you are disqualified from collecting Unemployment Insurance benefits. They should all just refuse to sign the document and see if Amazon is really prepared to fire all of their delivery drivers. Kind of hard to get your products where they are going with no drivers. People that are fired CAN collect Unemployment Insurance benefits as you have to be fired for gross misconduct to be barred from collecting. Refusing to sign away your rights does not rise to gross misconduct.


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I hope that they are smart and vote for the union. Money is important, but it is not everything. I have seen both sides of the coin. One of the most interesting jobs that I had paid the least. I got to do interesting things and work with specialized equipment. Lots of calibration and test equipment. The work was very precise as it was under the FDA. They had a good employee suggestion program. They really valued and appreciated employee input to improve the process. Problem was the pay sucked. I loved going to work, and I liked the people. Its when I got off work that my life sucked as I was broke.

I have had great paying jobs where every second of the day it was all I could do to keep from punching someone out. Surrounded by backstabbers and ass kissers (people with no qualifications other than nepotism). Mandatory group meetings every fucking day listening to a bunch of whining assholes. Its a wonder that my liver is still intact. I would drink in my car before work. Drink on break, drink on lunch, and drink on afternoon break as well. I would experiment to find the strongest alcohol with the least smell. Everclear was the solution, that and valium. The job started off great!! Then they went to this team "cell build" way of doing things. Between that and their "just in time" concept meant that I went from wiring power distribution boxes while rocking out with my walkman all day to twiddling my thumbs while listening to people bitch and moan all day. I went from actually producing things 12 hours a day to pretending like I was working because I did not have any parts thanks to "just in time" (its never in time in reality) and attending mandatory group meetings (bitch and whine sessions) for hours on end every day where I had to pretend like I cared. Want a long day? Pretend like you are working all day. Bring up the obvious at meetings like how you used to complete projects on time when you actually had parts on hand, only to be told that you are a stick in the mud for not getting on board with new ways of manufacturing. It was the semiconductor industry so we worked around very toxic materials like arsenic and boron gas. It is used to dope the silicon into N and P layers. I used to spend my time daydreaming that there would be a massive gas leak on my day off and permanently shut down the plant. That is how bad it got.

I digress, even a good paying job can suck when you have no dignity. Been there and done that. I find that when your job sucks, your whole life sucks. People say don't take it home with you. I wish that I could leave it at work, I really do. I find that when people are backstabbing me, and sabotaging my work to make themselves look better, than I can't let it go. I cannot let people that I am smarter than think that they have the better of me. It goes against the natural order of things. I have to settle scores, in a major way. Then I have to spend all my free time settling scores. Good money is not worth being miserable all the time for. Finally being laid off from that shithole was the best thing that ever happened to me, well except for watching the company go belly up a few years later. Most of those people were not qualified to work the drive through at a Mcdonalds. Their gravy train was over. I was told that my layoff was due to NAFTA. Because of that I was able to collect unemployment without looking for work for a whole year while attending trade school. The government also paid for my trade school for heating and air. I was making twice what I was making at that shithole within two years of being laid off. Thank you NAFTA!!! :D


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I worked most in my life where cameras were part of the workplace and I never gave it a second thought. Must have bothered the slackers and the those who think that workplace property is their property though. Seems that places where your Internet activity is monitored bothers some people too.

EDIT: No, I wasn't doing porn. :lol:

I've never been part of a union and I can honestly say that the jobs I had didn't need one. One last thing is that I have the right to say "Fuck Harper" because his budget cuts costs me job that I really liked. :evil:


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raydan raydan:
I worked most in my life where cameras were part of the workplace and I never gave it a second thought. Must have bothered the slackers and the those who think that workplace property is their property though. Seems that places where your Internet activity is monitored bothers some people too.

EDIT: No, I wasn't doing porn. :lol:

I've never been part of a union and I can honestly say that the jobs I had didn't need one. One last thing is that I have the right to say "Fuck Harper" because his budget cuts costs me job that I really liked. :evil:

Now wait a minute now. I work in a casino now, so every second of my work day is on video. However I knew that when I took the job. I was free to accept or decline the job when I first started. Adding the cameras for these Amazon drivers is a CHANGE to their working conditions. When someone goes changing the working agreement, they need to be ready for some give and take. You want to ADD something to the job, than be ready to ADD some more money to the job. They outlawed slavery in the 1800's.

These workers are not slaves. If someone takes a job on dayshift, the employer does not get to arbitrailary throw them on night shift. They have families. They have plans. They have night school to attend. They have daycare and other obligations. If Amazon would have said that this camera was part of the job when these people were hired, that would be one thing. This Bezos asshole seems to think that he can do whatever the hell he wants to. Newsflash: HE CAN'T!!

We have laws in this country. We have these things called wrongful dismissal lawsuits. People do not have to give away rights that they had when they first started their job to please some OCD asshole. FUCK BEZOS!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:59 pm
 


I'm not defending Bezos at all... but companies can introduce new technology, change work conditions (hours, sick leave etc.), require workers get new certifications. Very rare will your union protect you from any of that except maybe for work conditions.

I had to go back to university to get a degree because of my work that I didn't need when I was hired. Some people are really resistant to change (insecurity I say) and will complain if they have to use a different stapler. When I started working in a Coop Bank, we had just gone from doing everything by hand to having a terminal. So many changes came in those 23 years.


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