Posted 5 years ago on March 3, 2012, 8:28 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Several months prior, I'd reported on an Ohio warehouse where workers shipped products for online retailers under conditions that were surprisingly demoralizing and dehumanizing, even to someone who's spent a lot of time working in warehouses, which I have. And then my editors sat me down. "We want you to go work for Amalgamated Product Giant Shipping Worldwide Inc.," they said. I'd have to give my real name and job history when I applied, and I couldn't lie if asked for any specifics. (I wasn't.) But I'd smudge identifying details of people and the company itself. Anyway, to do otherwise might give people the impression that these conditions apply only to one warehouse or one company. Which they don't. http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/mac-mcclelland-free-online-shipping-warehouses-labor
If you guys still haven't read this article, please do. It is a little longish but well worth it. She walked because she could. It simply isn't an option for those that do this work.