"I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave" - Mac McClelland - Mother Jones

My brief, breathtaking, rage-inducing, low-paying, dildo-packing time inside the only online-shipping machine.

Byline: Mac McClelland; 2012-03-01; Mother Jones; 

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". . .Despite moving fast enough to get sloppy, my scanner tells me that means I'm fulfilling only 52 percent of my goal. A supervisor who is a genuinely nice person comes by with a clipboard listing my numbers. Like the rest of the supervisors, she tries to create a friendly work environment and doesn't want to enforce the policies that make this job so unpleasant. But her hands are tied. She needs this job, too, so she has no choice but to tell me something I have never been told in 19 years of school or at any of some dozen workplaces."You're doing really bad," she says. . ."

Description:Journalist Mac McClelland was asked by his editors to go undercover posing as a warehouse worker at Amalgamated Product Giant Shipping Worldwide Inc., in order to reveal their employee treatment.

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