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Amazon will be taking on over 50,000 seasonal staff in the US to pack up the nation's Furbies, Lego and video games for Christmas. The mega-etailer is already hiring 10,000 short-term staff in the UK and said today that it would need five times that for its centres in America. “We’re hiring at our sites across the US for …

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> Talented individuals.

Gotta love HR adverts. Since when did putting something in a box require 'talent'? Okay so you have to know a bit about what you're doing but it's not what I'd call talent.

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As an olympic event, boxing must involve some 'talent'.

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50,000 Elves? Sindar or Noldor?

Mine is the one with the the Silmarillion in the pocket

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Re: 50,000 Elves? Sindar or Noldor?

Moriquendi.

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I have a talent for taking things out of boxes and not putting them back. Don't think i'd be able to get a job Amazon.

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I have a talent for taking things out og boxes and not putting them back. I don't think i'd get a job at Amazon.

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@Adam Payne

Reposting with a typo put in, now that's an unusual talent. Most of us try it the other way round.

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"temporary associates...to help us deliver a great experience for our customers "

in English: "short-term hired help to pack parcels"

(I'll withdraw "short-term" when I've seen the statistics how many "temporary associates" actually did "stay on in full-time positions")

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