amazon's take on contracted delivery, and the problem with it.
13 January 2023
I figured that I would write a short article about this. I do believe that I stole it from NBC news now. I also try to alert you when part of my material is plagiarized. The issue is this... You all love the perks that come with Amazon prime whether it be the free music, or book discounts whatever may have you but I bet you didn't know that they don't hire their drivers in the traditional sense of the word. I would also bet confidently that you didn't know that these contractors deliver approximately one hundred fifty to two hundred individual packages a day. Why don't they hire these personnel in the common method of signing a w4 and having an estabalished relationship as a valued member of the company that they put in serious hours on a daily basis to make the "one day delivery" magic that in many cases ends up being the game changer for the portion of their customer base that is perched on the fence deciding whether or not to pay the exorbitant price of prime, I believe its about 147 dollars right now... the cost of this spendy website, by the way. In the words of one of the senior managers its because they don't want to be responsible for paying them benefits. The average pay of an Amazon driver is twenty dollars and sixty eight cents an hour which works out, before taxes and FICA and all that good stuff, to eight hundred dollars and twenty cents a week. Round that up, minus taxes their take home is about forty three thousand dollars a year which last time I checked, despite busting your ass in the rain and cold... is perfectly livable. The average salary of a software designer in my locality is fifty four to one hundred twenty thousand dollars, plus... including the added entry level skill floor and caucasian nepotist corporate culture that you have to deal with, surprised me. A decent amount of your salary is probably composed of stock options and dividends and other nebulous perks that save crooked start ups cash and are probably not mentioned unless inquired about... but with what your think your getting yourself into, is not too bad. I've been watching software engineer after software engineer video shouting from the mountains about how, if you have the intellectual capacity and skillset to do the work, you get to work remotely for two to three business days a week and pretty much make up your own schedule to populate a comfortable office space shielded from the elements and also when you do decide to come in... You enjoy amenities such as free gourmet food. Looking at how much the headhunters in my locality are charging where I am, I totally forgot about the consumer price index as compared to San Francisco, or Seattle, or New York. Off tangent, If the company that does decide to accept you has a good, complete, complete family even better, benefit program that you do decide to enroll in or are given gratis you can do things like pay nothing for what is usually a three hundred dollar medical or dentist visit. Granted, when it comes to volume of work and intelligence there may be evident and palpable differences between these two jobs and, having viewed these videos being elite dreamer options or junk trash but I fail to see where its okay to treat someone like a quarter of an employee when... in all seriousness the exponential differences that these companies are claiming exists between their employees and these indentured amazon servants is a straight up lie. I mean, once again, depending on where you live or who you work for just being a IT tech who knows not a line of code and basically walks the floor of the office plugging in electronics all day pays about fifty thousand dollars a year and I'm pretty sure the staff shares their food.
Your boy sleep is out,