The Five Areas of Ethics In Tech

Ethics In Tech & Lack Thereof Sleeping Under The Cell Tower By Vahid Razavi The Five Areas of Ethics In Tech 1- Equality in Tech It’s no secret that the technology industry has a racial and gender equality problem, or that there’s a digital divide in the United States every bit as wide as the gap between rich and poor …

Ethics In Tech: An Activist Reborn

Ethics In Tech & Lack Thereof Sleeping Under The Cell Tower By Vahid Razavi Ethics In Tech: An Activist Reborn I wouldn’t have to look very hard to find Ethics In Tech’s first target. Amazon has its pick of business partners. It is the industry leader and has a global consumer and a business brand. Why they would want to …

Turning the Tables On Amazon

Ethics In Tech & Lack Thereof Sleeping Under The Cell Tower By Vahid Razavi Turning the Tables On Amazon It was one of those “summer” mornings in San Francisco that give credence to the old local saying, often misattributed to that illustrious early resident Mark Twain, that “the coldest winter I ever felt was a summer in San Francisco.” As …

Worked to Death

Ethics In Tech & Lack Thereof Sleeping Under The Cell Tower By Vahid Razavi Worked to Death Sometimes the problem is much worse than heat exhaustion. At least seven workers have died while working in Amazon warehouses since 2013, landing the company on the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s “Dirty Dozen” list. Of the seven people who died, …

You Knew What I Was When You Picked Me Up

Ethics In Tech & Lack Thereof Sleeping Under The Cell Tower By Vahid Razavi You Knew What I Was When You Picked Me Up I suppose I should have known better from the start. It’s not like Amazon’s myriad crimes and misdeeds weren’t well known — and not just among activist circles either. The old legend of the boy and …

Another Breakdown

Ethics In Tech & Lack Thereof Sleeping Under The Cell Tower By Vahid Razavi Another Breakdown Unfortunately, due to the incessant work stress, my mania came roaring back. I grew fearful of my work computer and digital devices. At 8:00 a.m. on May 11, 2017 I went to Amazon’s San Francisco office to turn in my laptop, as I strongly …

Christmas in February – A Critical Overview of Amazon Leadership Principles

Ethics In Tech & Lack Thereof Sleeping Under The Cell Tower By Vahid Razavi Christmas in February – A Critical Overview of Amazon Leadership Principles I’d like to dive deeper (that’s actually Principle 12) into Amazon’s leadership principles, or at least the ones that I’ve given the most though to. The one that really grinds my gears is Principle 13,“have …

Welcome to the (Amazon) Jungle

Ethics In Tech & Lack Thereof Sleeping Under The Cell Tower By Vahid Razavi Welcome to the (Amazon) Jungle While recovering from my injuries I wanted to get back to work in the tech sector. I was looking fora job that would reflect my background and industry experience in cloud computing. The biggest and largest provider in this space was …

Stateside Crisis

Ethics In Tech & Lack Thereof Sleeping Under The Cell Tower By Vahid Razavi Stateside Crisis I was back in the United States within 24 hours of being released from the hospital. I experienced mixed emotions upon my homecoming; I was glad to be out of the mental institution and back inthe comfort and familiarity of the States, but I …

Belgrade Breakdown

Ethics In Tech & Lack Thereof Sleeping Under The Cell Tower By Vahid Razavi Belgrade Breakdown As soon as we reached a settlement I booked a flight to see my co-workers and friends in Belgrade.I wanted to explain to them what had happened and I sorely needed a sympathetic ear. My dear friends in Serbia welcomed me with open arms. …