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Jay Godfrey Is Hiring Experienced Part-Time Sales Associates In NYC

Jay Godfrey is a New York based fashion company seeking a highly motivated and experienced Part Time Sales Associate to join the team in our flagship boutique, located in NYC’s historic Meatpacking District. This is a unique opportunity for someone who has a passion for selling while delivering a... Continue reading

The Conservative Tax Borg Has Finally Absorbed Donald Trump

The New York Times reports that Republican leaders are alarmed at one particular aspect of Donald Trump's popularity: In recent weeks, Mr. Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on American companies that put their factories in other countries. Show More Summary

Amazon Exposé: Why Corporate Culture Matters

Last week, an exposé in the New York Times depicted the terrible culture and working conditions at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle. Whether or not it is true, the company does have a major public relations issue on its hands. This news made me reflect on my own company culture and what I've strived for and built on the last few years. Show More Summary

Ten Companies That Treat Their Employees Worse Than Amazon

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Image: Jorfer With the recent New York Times article regarding Amazon's poor treatment of its employees, much talk about corporate workplace environments has taken place of late. Comparisons of policies are being made and former and current employees are telling horror stories. Show More Summary

Dear Amazon Workers: Unionize!

While shopping on Amazon may be a warm and amiable breeze, working for Amazon is an endless and excruciating violent tempest, according to a New York Times report on conditions among the company's beleaguered white-collar employees.Show More Summary

How KitchenAid Designs the Kitchen of the Future

In just over a month, the popular design conference, Dwell on Design, will be held in New York City. While we won't be able to attend, we were able to snag some face time with some of the companies and individuals who will be representing some of our favorite kitchen brands. Show More Summary

Earth's Most Customer-Centric Company

Last week, the New York Times reported that working at Amazon is hell—in a truly pioneering, use-proprietary-software-to-snitch-on-your-coworkers, future-forward kind of way. But such conditions are just the new normal, as Amazon and...Show More Summary

Can You Work At A Big Tech Company And Have Work-Life Balance?

Is it worth the trade-off? The New York Times's exposé on tech company Amazon's work culture was big news this week. Fast Company editor Kim Last explores some of the findings that came out of that piece, and asks the larger question:...Show More Summary

Uber and Airbnb are raiding public companies for talent. Has Google learned its lesson after Techtopus?

Mike Issac of the New York Times had a story yesterday that detailed yet another consequence of the growing herd of unicorns: Existing public tech companies are getting raided for talent by younger, hotter companies that can promise riches of an upcoming IPO. Guess who is the most aggressive? That’s right! Uber. Show More Summary

Amazon Can't Defend Its Lack of Paternity Leave

In a big way, Amazon has shown itself to be what it never wants to be: stuck in the past. An explosive New York Times piece on the company's corporate culture noted that Amazon has no paid paternity leave -- even as other tech giants...Show More Summary

Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola’s CEO, and scientist Steven Blair respond to critics

Coca-Cola, in case you missed the furor over last week’s New York Times article, has a huge public relations problem. The damage control begins today with Coke’s CEO’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal: Our company has been accused of shifting the debate to suggest that physical activity is the only solution to the obesity […]

New York Times Faces Backlash Over Amazon Working Conditions Story

The New York Times’ recent piece on Amazon and its terrible working conditions was hailed as a triumph of investigative journalism and a shocking expose of a popular tech company. But on Saturday, an Amazon employee independently challenged the article on LinkedIn. Show More Summary

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Fast Company: Amazon's Jeff Bezos responds to the New York Times article. Althouse : Polish socialist realism. Law Latte Blog: A model train exhibit from the viewpoint of the model train. The Weekly Standard: Will Brewbaker and his girlfriend visit a psychic. Show More Summary

Is Amazon A Terrible Place To Work?

VideoRecently the New York Times did a brutal expose on Amazon’s workplace practices which painted the company as an absolutely horrible place to work. Since then the internet has lit up talking about this. Many articles and comments from journalist and employees (both former and current) have been posted and I [...]

The Amazon employee who wrote a rebuttal to the New York Times once worked 100-hour weeks at a different tech company

The New York Times' exposé of Amazon's competitive work environment has been making huge waves since it was published on Saturday. The Times' piece describes a "bruising workplace," where employees are asked to harshly critique their peers and those suffering personal crises are often pushed out of their positions. Show More Summary

The Importance of Coupling Data with Humanity

When news broke about the inner workings of Amazon in Sunday’s New York Times article, I was positively riveted. Reading about how heavily the company is said to rely on data to evaluate employees got me thinking about the role of data in employee-related matters. Should those types of decisions [...]

New York Times: We got it right on ‘culling’ the staff

As I wrote Monday, I thought the most significant part of Nick Ciubotariu’s post in defense of Amazon was his flat-out denial that the company fires a certain number of employees every year as a way of “culling” the staff. So I want to note that The New York Times is now asserting that its reporting is correct and […]

The Amazon Fiasco: 4 Questions All Leaders Should Ask Themselves

In case you missed it, the internet was ablaze this weekend with talks about Amazon's work culture. The New York Times published a scathing expose of life in the Seattle company's headquarters, which prompted passionate debate on both sides and even rebuttals from employees. Show More Summary

Disruption or human lives? Amazon story shows we'll soon have to pick a side

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Once upon this weekend, the New York Times published a story about Amazon that was really, secretly a magic box containing several stories about Amazon. One of the stories within the story decried the company as a “bruising” workplace...Show More Summary

Intel Officials' Claims That NSA Couldn't Access Majority Of Cellphone Records Apparently Bogus

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The recent Snowden documents published by the New York Times and ProPublica confirm the close relationship between AT&T and the NSA, which would explain the deafening silence the company issued in response to the first few months of leaks. Show More Summary

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