The Way We Work Now

Instead of Teaching Summer School, I’ll Be Working at an Amazon Warehouse

The pandemic is changing life plans and career paths in unexpected ways

Ryan Fan
GEN
Published in
4 min readJun 29, 2020

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Workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island. Photo: Johannes Eisele / AFP via Getty Images.

I’d heard the horror stories about the harsh working conditions inside Amazon warehouses, but by the time I sat down to apply for the job last week, I had other…

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Ryan Fan
GEN
Writer for

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