Amazon Robot sends 24 to hospital
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The repellent-spraying robot does bring up the issue of workplace safety and working conditions. But not to worry, Amazon released a statement saying, "The safety of our employees is our top priority, and as such, all employees in that area have been relocated to safe place and employees experiencing symptoms are being treated onsite,” an Amazon spokesperson told ABC in a statement. “As a precaution, some employees have been transported to local hospitals for evaluation and treatment.” Whew, that reassures me, how about you? Haven't these guys seen Terminator?
Amazon really does care(?): the richest company in the world just raised their minimum wage to $15 per hour. Not sure where all their plants are, but definitely not around here, in the SF Bay Area, that's not even walking around money.
All joking aside - this is what the future of the workplace is going to look like for more and more blue collar workers. How do we balance workplace safety and wages while satisfying our robot overlords, errr, I mean helpers?