Doing Time at Amazon.com

By Mike Daisey

With a degree in aesthetics from a "micro-ivy" college, Mike Daisey went to SEATTLE with no plan in mind and found himself in 1998 working at Amazon.com because he suddenly needed dental insurance.

He claws his way up from the crazy hours and targets and work sirens of customer service to the more sedate world of Business Development in the hope that some day soon he can cash in his stock options.

And then he realizes that early on in this dehumanized world of ecommerce, he lost himself.

Mike Daisey, an American writer and comic, looks back at an episode in his life which is cynical but also affectionate.

Written and Performed by Mike Daisey

Produced by Judith Kampfner.


Series

Broadcast Details

  • First broadcast 20040619 (Radio 4)

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