Thursday, April 4, 2019

"Amazon recognized our lack of 'engagement,' so a group of tech workers created 'FC Games'"

Mental struggles and Gamification in the warehouses:
Different workers have different tactics to cope. Many people use the numbered stickers that they label us with each day to cover the time in the corners of our screens. Some people designate periods of the day to stow faster to hopefully get lost in the process. The fastest stower in our building broke the record for stowing over one million items in one year soonest. After receiving little recognition and no advancement, he now wanders the floors of the warehouse loudly shouting and singing to distract from the realities of the work.

Speaking of Amazon: