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Newspaper Report Cites Amazon Warehouse for “Brutal” Heat

Amazon gets high marks for customer service, but conditions at one of its distribution warehouses are reportedly unpleasant and sometimes unsafe. A story in the Allentown, Pa., Morning Call reports that workers at an Amazon facility, many of them hired by a temp agency, complained about “brutal” heat and an unrelenting pace that sent several of them to the hospital this summer. A statement from Amazon to the New York Times says the company is committed to its workers’ safety, but didn’t dispute the Morning Call’s report.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus