The Off-Topic Thread


#619

Oh hey it’s you :hugs:


#620

janus
fibrosis
mastodon
applications
maeve
juno
juilius
augustus
sceptupular macklemore
octopus
noviculus matter
decadence

modular
tube distortion
wendigo
thoracic
freedom
saturns
suffixadation


#621

I could totally see some of those hits as layers in the right dirty drum set.


#622

If there is Artificial intelligence then there must exist artificial stupidity…


#623

We already have racist, sexist artificial intelligence. What more do you want?


#624

I gave an Amazon driver a bottle of Coke at 10pm tonight. Dude is still out delivering, like a boss.

Isn’t much but that’s super late.


#625

NICE!!
Always do nice things for Amazon folks.
Their working life is a nightmare!
Google it if you don’t know their work conditions…it’s insane…and depressing.

Cheers,
Jayson


#626

I imagine it’s similar to UPS and FedEx but more of us use them during the next month period. Just crazy. I came out for a smoke, saw him, decided I’d grab a soda and leave it by his door. I saw him on thebway out and he was confused at first and said, “oh thanks man”.

Unless he started late, like a night shift type thing, which is possible for the black Friday/cyber week stuff, that’s too late. I work late alot but 10pm is nuts.


#627

Way, way worse than ups and fedex.

Ambulances have been called out to 14 Amazon warehouses 600 times in the past three years.”

That is just in the UK alone.

That says a lot, but that’s not the whole picture.

This isn’t much different in the US.

Cheers,
Jayson


#628

Amazon’s slogan should be, “Walmart, delivered!”


#629

In some ways possibly worse because not only do their warehouses have serious quality of life issues, at the least, Amazon outsources a huge swath of its work and repeatedly cites that it A) isn’t them, and B) contracted employees of an outsourced company have an Amazon help line to submit complaints.

A) = We’re not to blame, only the people we keep contracting.
B) = If employees are suffering, it’s their fault for not using the help line.

Cheers,
Jayson


#630

https://gfycat.com/joyousinsecuregannet

Saw that last year and it scared the bejesus out of me. Thought about it and realized that Amazon basically made their own shopping season in the middle of July in about 5 years cuz they felt like it and it scared the bejesus out of me. Every time I buy something on Amazon I’m a little dissappointed in myself. Haven’t gone there for anything music yet, at least.

I have a friend who started driving delivery for them last month, checked in after a week and he was liking it. Need to check in again and see how he’s doing, but he dropped out of college and has higher take-home pay and equal benefits to me, a college grad. Maybe he’s just lucky, IDK, but I intend to keep an eye on him.


#631

For drivers, the biggest issues seem to be with outsourced contracted companies.

Amazon doesn’t seem to have a strong policy control of work conditions for them.

I haven’t seen as much on drivers directly under Amazon. Mostly the direct employee issues I see here are at warehouses.

Cheers,
Jayson


#632

A nerd legend bites the dust. R.I.P. DC Fontana, thanks for the super nerding.


#633

Oh%20Bro

So this happened today.


#634

I’ve been looking for someone to come terminate my shit


#635

I’m not a plumber but let me know how I can help.


#636

Don’t call me Shirley. :wink:


#637

Who are you and how did you get in here?


#638

The last one out forgots to lock the gate behind them!