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2 posts • joined 6 Jun 2013

Germany strikes again over Amazon warehouse pay

Mr_Benn

Missed the point

I feel that other commentators have missed the point, the union has suggested that the pickers fall under mail order and retail industries, where as Amazon calls them logistics workers.

If I order from a Next catalogue either on the internet, phone or by mail, we would refer to this as mail order, even if they use a logistics company to pick, pack and ship the item. If I order from the online Amazon catalogue then they call themselves a logistics company, I personally cannot see the difference.

The union, whether you like them or not says that Amazon is a mail order business, and therefore the workers need to be recognised as such, which may result in better pay and conditions. I wholeheartedly agree with them on one hand but remind them that Amazon can always open up warehouses elsewhere that can serve Germany just as well and probably cheaper.

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BlackBerry wants to see rivals' phones with BBM preinstalled

Mr_Benn
Happy

BBM

My brother was a BB fan and tried both Android and Apple products but reverted back quite quickly, he even has one of the new models and I have to say it is pretty good. I am an Android person myself but last year I needed a phone for work so I thought I would buy a cheap BB to handle this. I was surprised how good it was and the syncing with Outlook, handling multiple email account etc. I don't think that offering BBM is a deal breaker, in someways I think if people see how integrated the features are and how easy it is to use they may just remember how good the other features where on the BB and now with a decent touch screen as well as the keyboard versions, with a lot more apps people may want to switch back.

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