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Description: Business has been booming at Amazon, but that’s not all good news for the Amazon employees. Tim Bray, a vice-president in the organization left Amazon this past spring, noting that while white-collar employees have excellent work conditions, things are not so nice on the warehouse floor. Workers have been concerned about a lack of information on Covid-19 cases, and they feel a conflict between rushing to fill orders while maintaining social distancing. For its part, Amazon says it has spent about $45 million to put measures in place to combat Covid in its Canadian facilities.

Date:  January 11, 2021



Discussion points:

1) Do you know anyone who has worked at an Amazon warehouse? Have they shared any stories of their working conditions?

2) Are you an Amazon customer?

3) In Wiley’s Auditing: A Practical Approach we learn a four-part framework for dealing with ethical dilemas (see page 2-6). Assume you are a financial executive at Amazon. How would you apply this framework to deal with the employees’ concerns?

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