After receiving some bad press about employees’ circumstances at Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer has since launched a number of new main improvements to ensure their staff is taken care of, which is significant if they’re to grow at the rate they want.
Their newest new resolution to that is merely known as “AmaZen“, and are cubicles the place employees can wind down if they’re feeling harassed. Inside these cubicles, employees can then watch “brief movies that includes easy-to-follow well-being actions, together with guided meditations, constructive affirmations, calming scenes with sounds.” Some folks took offense to this and began likening the cubicles to ‘despair closets’ and even evaluating them to the suicide cubicles from the TV present “Futurama”:
For instance, it was reported earlier this year about Amazon workers peeing in bottles for concern of being seen as losing time, which lead some to recommend that Amazon ought to set up porta-potties as a substitute of Zen cubicles:
the AmaZen “ZenBooth” is right here! a Porta Potty could be extra helpful to its intensely exploited and surveilled employees however I admire Amazon’s dedication to the bit https://t.co/U0GLysPqkP
— Alex Press (@alexnpress) May 27, 2021
The introductory video that Amazon launched on Twitter has since been deleted, however seeing because the Web by no means forgets, it has already been uploaded to YouTube for posterity.
Nonetheless, one should not rapidly dismiss what may be one among many new initiatives from Amazon within the pipeline, but it surely’s secure to say that contemplating the backlash in social media, AmaZen cubicles will not be the answer their employees have waited for.
And seeing as Amazon could have a new CEO called Andy Jassy by July 5, we will all the time hope that he brings with him a brand new take and concepts on the matter.