Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Record shattered: 73 container ships stuck waiting off California

quote [ Supply chain crisis deepens as more imports snared in historic ship queue off Los Angeles/Long Beach. ]

A fascinating twitter thread filled with links about the supply chain collapse basically in progress

An interesting side effect is that all those worries about companies automating jobs away from low wage workers have basically gone out the window. Turns out you can't replace people with robots when your supply chain can't get you the parts to do so.

This has also resulted in a number of employers like amazon being so desperate for labor that they're basically doing a full 180 on their marijuana stance.

Amazon says workers and applicants fired or barred during marijuana screening are now eligible for employment


Amazon said it has "reinstated the employment eligibility" for former workers or applicants who were fired or deferred during marijuana screenings.

[SFW] [business] [+1 Insightful]
[by steele]
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mechanical contrivance said @ 5:54pm GMT on 23rd September
I suppose when companies don't need as much labor, they will fire the weed smokers again.

mechanical contrivance said @ 5:56pm GMT on 23rd September
I suppose when companies don't need as much labor, they will fire the weed smokers again.

Or maybe not. I just saw this: https://gizmodo.com/amazon-is-lobbying-the-u-s-to-legalize-weed-1847719317



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mechanical contrivance said @ 5:54pm GMT on 23rd September
I suppose when companies don't need as much labor, they will fire the weed smokers again.

Or maybe not. I just saw this: https://gizmodo.com/amazon-is-lobbying-the-u-s-to-legalize-weed-1847719317




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