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The latest thing Amazon will deliver to your home…a job (with benefits)!

August 13, 2018

The latest thing Amazon will deliver to your home…a job (with benefits)!

Remember when you used to have to leave the house to get books? Or see a movie? Or get groceries?

Or earn a living?

Well, on that last one, Amazon currently has something like 250 jobs listed where you work for them from home.

According to this

Employee Benefit News article by Kathryn Mayer

and other sources, these full-time jobs have benefits:

  • medical
  • dental
  • a 401(k) plan with employer match
  • restricted stock units
  • maternity and paternity leave
  • adoption assistance

What kind of jobs are they? I look a look at

https://www.amazon.jobs/en/locations/virtual-locations

and this is how they classify them at time of writing:

  • Solutions Architect (99)
  • Sales, Advertising, & Account Management (27)
  • Project/Program/Product Management–Technical (18)
  • Fulfillment & Operations Management (17)
  • Human Resources (13)
  • Operations, IT, & Support Engineering (13)
  • Project/Program/Product Management–Non-Tech (13)
  • Software Development (8)
  • Business & Merchant Development (7)
  • Customer Service (7)
  • Facilities, Maintenance, & Real Estate (5)
  • Investigation & Loss Prevention (4)
  • Marketing & PR (4)
  • Leadership Development & Training (3)
  • Editorial, Writing, & Content Management (2)
  • Machine Learning Science (2)
  • Medical, Health, & Safety (2)
  • Data Science (1)
  • Finance and Accounting (1)
  • Systems, Quality, & Security Engineering (1)

You’ve probably been sending Amazon money for a while…maybe it’s time for them to send some to you. 😉

Oh, and I should be clear…contrary to what some people may think, I’m not an Amazon employee. I have made money from them (royalties from my books and my blogs, for example), but not as an employee.

I mentioned this job availability to someone and they said they didn’t want to work for Amazon. There have been quite a few…concerns mentioned about Amazon’s treatment of employees. I’ve recently watched something like two hours of video from a well-known political figure about this issue. They aren’t hard to find: I’d say feel free to take a look and see what you think.

If you do apply for one of these jobs, I’d love to hear how the process went…and I wish you luck!

Bonus deal:

Today’s

Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

has 21 titles, and some are really well-known! Here are some which stood out to me:

  • 1984 by George Orwell $2.99 (also available at no additional cost through Kindle Unlimited…KU)
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien $2.99 (KU)
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (translated by Richard Howard) $2.99
  • The Seven Story Mountain by Thomas Merton $2.99
  • The Big Burn by Timothy Egan $2.99 (KU)
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid $2.99
  • The Turner House by Angela Flournoy $2.99
  • A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin $2.99
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor $2.99
  • A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz $2.99
  • Meet Cute anthology $2.99
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman $2.99

Remember that you can buy these books at the reduced price and delay the delivery until the appropriate gift-giving occasion, or have them sent to yourself, print them out, and give them whenever you want. 🙂 Also, do check the price before you click/tap/eye gaze that Buy Button.

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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