Saturday, March 30, 2019

We can't avoid slavery. But we can choose type of slavery

When I call people not to work for Amazon, the most popular response is "if I don't work my children don't eat". That's true. That means whether for Amazon or not, we need to work anyway. Even if we open own business, we need to work (sometimes even more and with higher risk and responsibility).

Even if we have enough savings, we still need to work, we are still slaves. Slaves of our ideas. For example, I am on long term leave at Amazon and I don't write any code. But I work even more, because I am slave of my idea to change inhumane Amazon policies.

Finally, we are all slaves of the lifetime. Everybody will die and the death makes us slaves of the time. We are not free to make decisions beyond 50, 70, 90 years period. We are restricted by this time and we are not free.

Despite on all of that, we still have only one freedom. Freedom to choose, what we spend our life on. Will we work for Space X to save humanity? Or will we work for Amazon to destroy humanity? Most probably the medical nurse will be proud of salary paid to her for saving human life. But will Amazon HR be proud for bloody salary paid for supporting inhuman system?

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  1. Are you still having illusions about TSLA? Look what they did to their whistleblower. I looked into that situation in depth and 100% convinced they framed'd the guy. You're lucky Amazon didn't cook up some "computer intrusion" under your username or you could be facing prosecution for the crime you didn't commit. Very important to bring the lawyer into the picture BEFORE any evidence of complaint is seen by tech employer.

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    1. That is correct. Lawyer helps a lot. Amazon has a reputation of criminal retaliation for complaints. For example, there is famous news story on the Internet about guys who complained sex discrimination. Their cars' break cables were cut then and their lives were under the risk.

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  2. Yes, that why I said it's important to protect yourself in all kinds of ways from them. They can establish surveillance over a person to dig something bad on them or set them up for something. Look they were eavesdropping on Tesla whistleblower's cellphone. When I was in similar situation I even returned their equipment via Fedex video recording the packing and return and attaching the note stating I didn't feel safe to return the equipment in person to their office/fear for my safety because of possible retaliation.

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    1. Thank you for that. Guys told me about private investigators. Amazon has deep pockets for that. It costs nothing for them when they make $billion a day.

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