Application process for Amazon's new jobs in South Africa detailed

Apogee

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They only accepted applicants who had fibre connections, not ADSL.

This was one of the first prerequisites, and you must have been able to provide proof.
 

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"To serve the North American market, your shift in South Africa would begin between 16:00 and 19:00 in the evening and run for eleven hours until the following morning.

This includes an unpaid lunch hour and two paid 15-minute tea breaks."

If you can't find employment - this is SA afterall - it's better than nothing. But those are ridiculous hours for the pay.
 

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"To serve the North American market, your shift in South Africa would begin between 16:00 and 19:00 in the evening and run for eleven hours until the following morning.

This includes an unpaid lunch hour and two paid 15-minute tea breaks."

If you can't find employment - this is SA afterall - it's better than nothing. But those are ridiculous hours for the pay.
Slave labour. Essentially no better than the Chinese they love to hate. World is awash with hypocrisy.
 

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11 - 1.5hrs = 9.5hrs - Granted it's about 1.5hrs more than the average 8-5 job here however you don't have to sit in traffic for 1-2 hrs either per day. It's hardly slave labour.
Stuck to a chair answering calls non stop and every call being monitored, your job at risk if you slip up ever so slightly, no chance of job improvement, and treated like shyte.... and all for a pittance just because you are cheap, expendable commodity... are you for real?

By all means apply if you feel so strongly about it being a "decent" job.
 

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There is no ways that any employee can be 100 efficient all the time, never slack and constantly be improving in his task.

I get the impression that they make their training intense as a means to filter applicants.
 
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Herr der Verboten

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There is no ways that any employee can be 100 efficient all the time, never slack and constantly be improving in his task.

I get the impression that they male their training intense as a means to filter applicants.
Same retards believing at only working in the office where they can play big brother.
 

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He explained that during training, he learned that they would be required to look up information related to a customer’s query in the Amazon knowledge base for support agents while on a call, and then proceed based on the guidelines provided.

“It’s extreme multitasking,” he said.
Lol he never called a call center in his life? I've always been put on hold...
 

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What is the pay rate, can't seem to find it in the article?
 

NeonNinja

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You need fibre for these. That makes 2.5% of the eligible population.
 

schuits

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The continual monitoring of staff makes me cringe.
I spoke to someone who said it's a k*k company to work for, in SA anyways.
 

Johnatan56

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The continual monitoring of staff makes me cringe.
I spoke to someone who said it's a k*k company to work for, in SA anyways.
Call center*
Software side it depends what division and team.
With a company as large as Amazon, it's very heavily dependent on the exact position, team and project you'll be working on whether it's a good/bad thing.
 
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schuits

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Call center*
Software side it depends what division and team.
With a company as large as Amazon, it's very heavily dependent on the exact position, team and project you'll be working on whether it's a good/bad thing.

You're right ofc. With that many employees my statement would be a gross over generalization.
 

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Sounds like a tough gig, and that Amazon doesn't take **** at all. 90%+ of South Africans would not have the work ethic for these roles...

Hardest would be the hours - it is essentially night shift; this may work for single/retired people, but for those with families milling around the house during these hours it will be tough as hell
 

Beyond.Celsus

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People who think this is slave labour has never worked retail.
Sounds like a walk in the park.

In retail you are face to face with customers constantly, you have to answer the never ending phone calls, bosses have their own stuff they want you to do, constant monitoring (clocking in, e-mail checkups, software you use has unique logins for every employee) and you work retail hours which is longer than 9-5 and constantly changes per shift. Then you still need to go to and from work.

And what do most retail workers get paid?
Minimum wage - SA standard.

Luckily I'm long past being a general employee, othewise this would have been a massive improvement.

People on MyBB are spoiled.
 

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Slave labour. Essentially no better than the Chinese they love to hate. World is awash with hypocrisy.
Its an international job market, if us South Africans don't want to do it then India will.

Ultimately it's a race to the bottom
 
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