Are the Amazon Complaints Part of a Larger Problem?

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Would you willingly subject yourself to a work environment in which seeing co-workers cry is the norm; an environment where you are treated as disposable; where you are pitted against your co-workers; an environment where the decision to tend to a dying family member or your own health concerns (e.g. cancer; maternal leave) is followed by threat of your subsequent termination? Employees of Amazon.com are reporting such grievances. The Internet-based retail giant has come under fire after news of alleged unfair (sometimes cruel) treatment leaked to the public.

Some detractors argue that although Amazon may hold their employees to “unreasonably […]