Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday March 07, 2016

How Amazon Shames Warehouse Workers for Alleged Theft

Somebody smarter than I needs to explain to me how posting signs like this with just generic outlines and no personal information is considered "shaming" employees? I could see if they posted actual pictures of the employees or their names but this just seems like a lame attempt at deterring theft.

In an effort to discourage stealing, Amazon has put up flatscreen TVs that display examples of alleged on-the-job theft, say 11 of the company’s current and former warehouse workers and antitheft staff. The alleged offenders aren’t identified by name. Each is represented by a black silhouette stamped with the word "terminated" and accompanied by details such as when they stole, what they stole, how much it was worth, and how they got caughtآ—changing an outbound package’s address, for example, or stuffing merchandise in their socks. Some of the silhouettes are marked "arrested."

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