by Brandon Butler
Prime Day protests and lousy Prime Day deals 10/16/2020

Yahoo! Finance:

The protests over working conditions and air pollution at the tech giant’s vast warehouse network come as a global pandemic has boosted Amazon’s e-commerce business but also heightened the safety risks faced by its employees.

Workers will voice coronavirus fears less than two weeks after the company announcedthat nearly 20,000 of its frontline workers had been infected with or were presumed to have COVID-19 during a six-month period.

One worker says it’s “life and death” but putting card games and pants into boxes shouldn’t be a a life-risking day job. If shipping my shoes, tomato slicer, and USB-C cable 3-day ground or 5-day it’ll-arrive-eventually saves someone’s life, please ship it as slow as possible, Amazon. I don’t want to be responsible for hurting someone, but I also don’t want to drive all the way to Target.

I didn’t buy anything on Prime Day. It was all junk. Prime Day is quickly becoming a way for Amazon to unload garbage. And, according to The Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the deals on Amazon’s Prime Day weren’t even that good.