Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Today's game is compare and contrast. Take a gander at this article in the SF Gate about life as a temp in the tech world's overlooked core: manual labor. Who builds the New Economy? These people do, just like every economy. Please, give it a quick read.

Now that you are primed, please check out another piece, this time written from management's perspective at Amazon. Over half of Amazon's employees at the warehouses are now permatemps, eliminating the need for seasonal workers and costly health benefits in one step.

I owe the good folks over at Slashdot for bringing this to my attention.