When Amazon founder and owner, Jeff Bezos, returned from his self aggrandising space flight recently, he made a point of thanking Amazon workers and customers for making it possible.
What went unsaid, was that Bezos’ Amazon is a corporate and digital monster that has built its success off the back of a work culture built of ruthlessness and worker exploitation.
Alex Press is a journalist who hosts a podcast called “Primer”, which focuses on understanding Amazon, the company that is reshaping, mediating, and controlling our lives and the planet.
Alex is our guest on this week’s edition of ‘On The Job’.
* ‘On the Job’ is made by Australian Unions.
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About the hosts
Sally Rugg, Executive director at Change.org Australia – @sallyrugg
Francis Leach, ACTU – @SaintFrankly