doctorow at August 6th, 2013 17:43 — #1
anonkopimi at August 6th, 2013 17:51 — #2
Dear Repor-... VOLUNTEER Contributors:
After you have completed your mandatory 4-week indoctrination working in one of Amazon's many vast order-fulfillment warehouses, you may sign up for a desk here at WaPo Online News. There will be a waiting period of 2 to 3 months for a single-rental desk, so out of the generosity of management we have provided a very comprehensive and fair desk-sharing plan (see attached).
Praise your Overlord,
cowicide at August 6th, 2013 17:59 — #3
Microsoft had the "decency" to label its media-borging enterprise MSNBC so we're reminded of who helps call the shots there.
Shouldn't the Washington Post now be called AmaWashPoZan or something?
ocschwar at August 6th, 2013 18:34 — #4
A good test for whether Bezos will do anything worthwhile with his new toy will be whether or not Mr. CmdrTaco runs out of there screaming.
boundegar at August 6th, 2013 19:06 — #5
Well I hope he manages the paper well. I grew up with the Post.
The current wisdom says that the internet is killing newspapers, and only by slashing payroll can they survive - but that sounds like the things private equity always says when it's cannibalizing a business. I really hope Bezos can be the counterexample that destroys that narrative.
kmoser at August 6th, 2013 19:17 — #6
First change: stop calling it by the trendy nickname "WashPo" and start calling it by its full name.
chickied at August 6th, 2013 19:41 — #7
Good thing he's got that computer science thing to fall back on, because he sucks at writing.
chickied at August 6th, 2013 19:42 — #8
bytebro at August 6th, 2013 19:49 — #9
ronaldpottol at August 6th, 2013 20:00 — #10
CmdrTaco has said he is not directly affected, he works for a part that wasn't sold.
anonkopimi at August 6th, 2013 20:44 — #11
steven_patz at August 7th, 2013 20:07 — #12
No, no. I think the employees will be well paid. What will change is all those pesky items about how Amazon warehouses are modern day sweatshops. I mean if the WaPo says it's not true, who are we to raise a ruckus?
doctorow at August 11th, 2013 17:43 — #13
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