Amazon’s get rich scheme

My conscience won’t let me order things off of Amazon anymore and I’ve got a few reasons why. The company treats its employees like garbage, and I believe billionaires should be illegal while the majority of the population is struggling for money. What I don’t get is why more people aren’t as bothered by Amazon’s sketchy business practices as I am, even after all of the scandals keep coming to light. Sure, free two-day shipping is amazing, but is it still worth it knowing that Amazon warehouse workers have to pee in bottles to make their quota for the day? I thought everyone agreed sweatshops were inhumane, and what Amazon is doing to its employees is pretty comparable. A Reddit user who works for Amazon said that in his first week working there, two people collapsed from dehydration. All his managers did was complain that they had to fill out a report, like they’re the victims here. Surely, the victim isn’t the warehouse employee passed out in their own pee. Personally, I am not okay with subjecting 566,000 people to such horrible working conditions to make a rich man richer. We all know that Jeff Bezos isn’t the best guy

By | 2019-04-08T15:47:21-07:00 Feb 17, 2019 | 4:44 pm|Categories: Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Today|Tags: , , , |

Showbiz’s sickening secrets

Hollywood continues to extinguish any hope for sexual harassment reform. The most notorious offender at the moment, Harvey Weinstein, is the embodiment of all that is wrong with past and present Hollywood. For decades, Weinstein was a revered figure in the film industry, having cofounded both Miramax and The Weinstein Company. Yet, he was not the least bit ethical on his path to prominence. Like many men in power before him, Weinstein used his position for both financial and sexual gains. It is reported that 47 women have come forward about his sexual misconduct, with some reports dating back to the early ‘90s. With sexual allegations against studio heads rising from dozens of actresses, this business should finally be recognized for what it really is: a systematic suppression of sexual harassment by cinema tycoons. This should not be the norm for Hollywood; the ability for wealthy, high-level executives to harass and assault those working for them is not what the industry is about. On Oct. 12, Amazon Studios Chief Roy Price was suspended and subsequently resigned following sexual harassment allegations made by Amazon producer Isa Hackett. Price repeatedly made lewd comments to her, which set off the investigation. This was

Five reasons not to sign up for cable TV

Just like every other cool trend, back in the ‘90s, getting cable TV used to be fun and inexpensive. Now it is time to let the cable fad die. Just in case you are saying to yourself, “But what will I watch on TV?” out of sheer habit, here are some excellent reasons to kick cable out of your house. 1. Students are broke, and Hulu is cheap. The price of cable television has been rising as companies like Comcast, Time Warner and Charter Communications desperately try to seek in a profit. According to the Federal Communications Commission, the average price for basic cable has risen by 176 percent since 1996. Basic cable costs about $60, but most families will pay around $123 this year, according to the NPD Group, a leading market research company. A Hulu Plus subscription, on the other hand, costs $7.99 per year. 2. Cable companies have illegal monopolies. When you move to a new apartment, you have to research which cable and Internet companies service your address. This is because cable companies have monopolies within their respective territories. Forget about competitive pricing and the supposedly fair market. You have only one option – whichever company owns

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