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"Scientific management is a theory of management that analyzes and synthesizes workflows. Its main objective is improving economic efficiency, especially labor productivity. It was one of the earliest attempts to apply science to the engineering of processes to management. Scientific management is sometimes known as Taylorism after its pioneer, Frederick Winslow Taylor."[1]

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_management

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Meh. Amazon is the new Walmart to hate. I bet Walmart loves it.

I live near Seattle and my daughter's company has part of the Amazon account. They hire drivers and packers and some office workers. Amazon has a lot of staffing companies. The lowest of the low Amazon worker gets $15 an hour but that is the least of them. Most unskilled get much more and many over $20 plus insurance and other bennies.

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