31 Aug '15, 7pm

Long hours at work may be the death of us

Long hours at work may be the death of us

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is apparently running his business like a 21st-century tech sweatshop . As reporters from the New York Times Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld put it , "[Amazon] is conducting a little-known experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers, redrawing the boundaries of what is acceptable." On the other side of the marketplace, Netflix announced early in August unlimited maternity and paternity leave . This, evidently, on top of the company's already unlimited vacation plan. Reed Hastings, the Netflix co-founder, explained his company's thinking in a piece for Bloomberg Businessweek a few years ago. "We focus on what people get done," Hastings wrote, "not on how many days they worked." Kind of a no-brainer for Best Places to Work 2015? Squeezing the most out of workers, without squeezing too hard, has been a balancing act for centuries...

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