【亚马逊的跟踪系统可以跟踪业绩并解雇员工,而不需要咨询人类】

【亚马逊的跟踪系统可以跟踪业绩并解雇员工,而不需要咨询人类】Amazon使用了一套严格的度量标准,不仅可以跟踪仓库中工人的业绩,而且如果他们不符合某些标准,就会自动终止他们的工作。调查发现2017年至2018年间,一家工厂大约有300名全职员工因效率低下而被解雇,这一数字占工厂员工总数的10%。尽管亚马逊长期以来一直使用严格的衡量标准来跟踪员工的业绩,但这份报告代表了一个新的问题,它让电脑在公司中的角色处于权威地位。

Amazon's automated employee-tracking system can FIRE workers based on productivity without ever consulting a human

If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of employees working in an Amazon fulfillment center, technology many not only threatens to take your job, but could be the one pulling the trigger.

A report from The Verge shows that Amazon uses a stringent set of metrics to not only track the performance of workers in its warehouses but to automatically terminate their employment if they fail to meet certain standards.

In one facility located in Baltimore, the investigation found that approximately 300 full-time workers in one facility were fired for inefficiency between 2017 and 2018 -- a figure that represents 10 percent of the factory's overall workforce.

According to documents obtained by The Verge, firings like those observed in Baltimore can take place without the involvement of a supervisor.

Using a tool called 'time-off task' Amazon's systems can not only determine how long employees take between scanning packages or other duties, but it can also send automated warnings to workers and is authorized to terminate their employment if they under perform.

While Amazon has long been known to use stringent metrics to track its employees performances, the report represents a new wrinkle which places computers in a position of authority over their role in the company.

Throughout the last several years, Amazon has come under fire for several issues relating to its treatment of workers that make up its fulfillment centers and warehouses.

In January, workers announced that they will push to unionize citing harsh working conditions and standards.

'We are not robots. We are human beings. We cannot come into work after only four hours of sleep and be expected to be fully energized and ready to work. That’s impossible,' said one worker in a statement following the announcement.

The report of Amazon's stringent tracking methods and automated firings comes with particularly salient timing as Amazon recently unveiled its plans to amp up its two-day shipping promise through Prime services to just one day.

Workers in Amazon's warehouses aren't the only segment of the company's more than 600,000 employees who have cited onerous and unhealthy working standards.

In a 2015 report from the New York Times, the paper detailed a harsh work culture within the company's management that often pitted employees against one another in the name efficiency.

'Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk,' reported one employee in the article.

链接:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6964333/Amazons-warehouse-worker-tracking-automatically-fire-people.html


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