To curb its massive theft problem, Amazon has taken a rather dystopian approach, using electronic billboards to keep warehouse staff updated on all the recent theft firings. This, by the way, is on top of the 90-second frisk all employees have to endure every time they enter or leave the warehouse. Like digital stockades, the daily flashes of caught office thieves is a not-so-subtle reminder to all remaining employees to keep those Kindles out of their backpacks.
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Jeff Bezos is the kind of boss who will make you famous for every wrong reason imaginable.
Not that Amazon would be stupid enough to actually name and shame their now-ex-employees. They prefer to use the less-actionable types of invasion of privacy. Amazon makes sure never to show the faces of the perpetrators or reveal their names, though that could also be because the corporate monolith never bothered to learn them in the first place. The monitors air silhouettes with the word "Terminated" emblazoned across the shadowy figures, in some kind of weird Hunger Games ripoff with lower stakes and more off-market denim jeans. In some very special cases, "Terminated" is swapped out for "Arrested," just to keep people on their toes.