I’ve been hearing that Amazon workers (mostly those in Germany but apparently in other areas as well) are upset about the wages that Amazon provides. In short, they want more and Amazon doesn’t want to give them that. Impasse? Not necessarily.
I mean, Amazon could try providing things other than money that might make their workers happy. I thought of some ideas:
– Free membership to Amazon Prime for employees. (Note, I don’t know if employees get this already. If so, nix this.)
– Free shipping on orders of $25 or more instead of the new $35 or more crap Amazon just recently put into effect. (Note, this probably is mutually exclusive with the Amazon Prime idea since I think you get free shipping all the time with Amazon Prime.)
– Free Amazon boxes for the employees to use at home. Can’t afford a place to live? At least you can make a shelter out of nicer Amazon boxes instead of having to depend on whatever condition boxes you can find.
– Amazon store credit. It’s kind of like extra money, but it costs the company less and is much more restrictive. For example, it can’t be used for rent or mortgages, college tuition, health care, or food and/or medicines not purchasable on Amazon.com.
– Free Amazon drone use for commuting. This could actually be a significant benefit given how much the average person spends on gas and parking or mass transit.
See? Amazon and their workers need to come together on this. Amazon may not want to pay more, and their workers may not be willing to work without more pay, but there has to be a middle ground somewhere.