The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.
Amazon is quite famous for its work culture. In the recent video about work at Amazon someone said: “You either fit here or you don’t. You love it or you don’t. There is no middle ground.” I would add that you can love it, but not for long.
Balance between work and life should be better there, but that’s a tradeoff the employee must do. If the employer is the one who forces the kind of situations Amazon is known for, one starts to think about what real good is doing a company that punishes any signal of not devoting your live to it.
The NYT article is crude and real. We should be aware of this and think twice before buying something there. Maybe it’s time to stop promoting a company that gives a fantastic service outdoors but a poor one indoors.