I just read through a thread from @DanPriceSeattle on how Amazon treats its workers.
Thread on how Amazon treats its workers— Dan Price (@DanPriceSeattle) April 1, 2022
Amazon full-time warehouse employees make $31,200 a year. Jeff Bezos makes that every 12 seconds.
Cost to give warehouse workers 2 weeks paid sick leave + pay bumps so they don't qualify for food stamps = 0.9% of Bezos' fortune
It got me thinking about how much I rely on Amazon. I probably don’t need to shop for everything there but I admin I do it out of convenience.
Can I actually ween myself off Amazon? The first step is to find alternative retailers for the things I buy the most.
Books - Kobo
I shop at a local bookstore in my town whenever I can but I prefer digital books. Luckily, they have a relationship with Kobo Books so they get some money whenever I make a purchase.
With the app Calibre and some plugins, I can load those books onto my Kindle if I want to.
Household Goods - Target
I’m doing some cursory reviews of warehouse worker conditions and it seems like Target is better.
Electronics - B&H Photo
B&H has more than just camera equipment.