First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Devon PopeFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

The Business of Amazon’s Ethics

Mentor/s

Professor Ignagni and Professor McLaughlin

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

How much should be sacrificed in the pursuit of convenience? Is a company justified in working thousands of people to the bone if that means that millions of customers benefit? Amazon is the largest online storefront in the world. With this title comes the massive responsibility of fulfilling billions of orders, with each order being shipped to a certain place in a very limited time window. Amazingly enough, Amazon has been able to fulfill this promise, as it is what sets them apart from their competition. Unfortunately, that promise comes at the expense of their work force. The employees of Amazon face strict timeframes, harsh conditions, and no hope of unionization to deliver packages on time. Is it okay for Amazon to behave this way of there’s no other option to deliver orders at such a quick rate?

College and Major available

Computer Science BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone HN-300-D, Professor Ignagni and Professor McLaughlin

Location

Session K: West Campus West Building W223J

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:15 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 2:15 PM

Students' Information

Devon Pope, Computer Science Major, Honors Student, Graduating Spring 2023

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Apr 29th, 1:15 PM Apr 29th, 2:15 PM

The Business of Amazon’s Ethics

Session K: West Campus West Building W223J

How much should be sacrificed in the pursuit of convenience? Is a company justified in working thousands of people to the bone if that means that millions of customers benefit? Amazon is the largest online storefront in the world. With this title comes the massive responsibility of fulfilling billions of orders, with each order being shipped to a certain place in a very limited time window. Amazingly enough, Amazon has been able to fulfill this promise, as it is what sets them apart from their competition. Unfortunately, that promise comes at the expense of their work force. The employees of Amazon face strict timeframes, harsh conditions, and no hope of unionization to deliver packages on time. Is it okay for Amazon to behave this way of there’s no other option to deliver orders at such a quick rate?

 

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