doctorow — 2013-08-06T17:43:34-04:00 — #1
anonkopimi — 2013-08-06T17:51:55-04:00 — #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 — 2013-08-06T17:59:39-04:00 — #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 — 2013-08-06T18:34:45-04:00 — #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 — 2013-08-06T19:06:25-04:00 — #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 — 2013-08-06T19:17:45-04:00 — #6
First change: stop calling it by the trendy nickname "WashPo" and start calling it by its full name.
chickied — 2013-08-06T19:41:37-04:00 — #7
Good thing he's got that computer science thing to fall back on, because he sucks at writing.
chickied — 2013-08-06T19:42:31-04:00 — #8
bytebro — 2013-08-06T19:49:52-04:00 — #9
ronaldpottol — 2013-08-06T20:00:02-04:00 — #10
CmdrTaco has said he is not directly affected, he works for a part that wasn't sold.
anonkopimi — 2013-08-06T20:44:15-04:00 — #11
steven_patz — 2013-08-07T20:07:53-04:00 — #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 — 2013-08-11T17:43:44-04:00 — #13
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