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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sat May 04, 2013 6:48 pm

Keb wrote:I have an old high school friend who works at the Amazon.ca warehouse. He's been there for like 10 years almost. He always complains about how poorly they're treated.

This one is Indigo books, a Canadian company. I'm pretty sure their distribution centre is just like Amazon's. I just want to believe that because they're a smaller, Canadian company, they care more.


He's been working there for 10 years? I would have quit after 10 days.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Sat May 04, 2013 6:51 pm

Yeah he even got promoted and shit. I remember he started working there when we finished high school. He got a couple of my orders and used to write on my packing slips.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Sat May 04, 2013 6:52 pm

Keb wrote:Yeah I returned it with no questions asked. Then I made a Ricky Martin joke and we all laughed. It was harmonious!


:lol:

Have you tried Elephantmen or Hack/Slash from Image?


Not yet but I am curious about Elephantmen and I have been eying Atomic Robo lately too...

Why not try the first Sandman trade?


Honestly, if my LCS has a copy when I go in this week, I'll probably pick it up. I was just wanting something a little lighter for a break.

If you do plan on tracking down the Kirby Cap, try going for the paperbacks. I got all three for like $8 a piece. Much cheaper than the omnibus.


Probably not a bad idea. Especially since I am running out of room.

I wish I had a recliner. I tried reading on a chez lounger or whatever the fuck it's call and ended up just lying down and then I started falling asleep. Then I tried reading on the balcony in a muskoka chair and that was really uncomfortable.


I will admit, finding just the right spot to get comfortable while reading a large book like a Marvel Omnibus or a DC Absolute can be tough. They really should take this into account.

Arion wrote:Poor books. This must be the most depressing post I've read in this thread.


I know, that's why I always try to give them a nice home when I get them. :)

Victorian Squid wrote:If you're talking about Amazon, their working conditions have been written about, and those workers are given very little time to traffic huge warehouses and process those orders. Like robotically little time. So no, they aren't thinking of you at all as they aren't given the time to think about anything really.

So, poor people actually, you weirdos.


Just another reason why I don't like to order from Amazon whenever I can find it at a brick and mortar store. :-D
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Sat May 04, 2013 6:56 pm

Elephantmen is good. The books seem like they're really big but they're printed on nice paper and have a lot of back matter. If you can track down the hardcovers, they are much nicer than the paperbacks. The paperback spines get creased easily.

I hate spine creases.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Sat May 04, 2013 6:58 pm

Keb wrote:Elephantmen is good. The books seem like they're really big but they're printed on nice paper and have a lot of back matter. If you can track down the hardcovers, they are much nicer than the paperbacks. The paperback spines get creased easily.


I think that my LCS has most of the hardcovers and now that you mention it, they do remind me of the Mind MGMT hardcover which was just an incredibly well put together book.

I hate spine creases.


Me too! :smt013
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sun May 05, 2013 3:40 pm

Keb wrote:Yeah he even got promoted and shit. I remember he started working there when we finished high school. He got a couple of my orders and used to write on my packing slips.


I'm curious, what did he write on the packing slips?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Sun May 05, 2013 6:05 pm

One of them said "Hey (my first name), good book." Another said "I like this movie." Obviously he kept it clean. That was weird because he probably would have written some weird inside joke on it.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Victorian Squid » Sun May 05, 2013 6:13 pm

Keb wrote:I have an old high school friend who works at the Amazon.ca warehouse. He's been there for like 10 years almost. He always complains about how poorly they're treated.

This one is Indigo books, a Canadian company. I'm pretty sure their distribution centre is just like Amazon's. I just want to believe that because they're a smaller, Canadian company, they care more.


I mean, it's possible? But from what I've seen very recently in person it really impressed upon me how much the distribution and warehousing systems have changed to meet the consumer demand for immediate and cheaper shipment of goods. And how much of that falls onto the backs of the human workforce in those systems, not further automation to make things faster and cheaper. I think that's happened everywhere, although Amazon is the biggest that just means they're the industry leader others will want to emulate.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Mon May 06, 2013 7:42 am

Victorian Squid wrote:
I mean, it's possible? But from what I've seen very recently in person it really impressed upon me how much the distribution and warehousing systems have changed to meet the consumer demand for immediate and cheaper shipment of goods. And how much of that falls onto the backs of the human workforce in those systems, not further automation to make things faster and cheaper. I think that's happened everywhere, although Amazon is the biggest that just means they're the industry leader others will want to emulate.

Oh no doubt. Demand has gone up in the last 10 years like crazy and workers are being forced to accommodate with very little support offered. I used to work at bank processing online credit stuff (loan payments, PLC activating, etc.) and the operations grew and grew but they wouldn't hire new people. They'd just ask us to process more.

It got really bad because had to fulfill quotas and every time we got a a task done, we'd have to mark it off on our quota sheet. Eventually they started reducing the processing time for each task so we'd have to do more. It was really silly.

I can imagine the same thing applies to the warehouses.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Mon May 06, 2013 7:55 am

I wasn't reading anything, but today I got 9 books in the mail :)

3 of them I have to return to amazon, and one I already had (i wanted the second volume, but ordered the first again ----- dumbass me).

SOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo that makes 5 good books to read. Its going to be a fun couple of weeks.

I think I'll start with Punk Rock Jesus.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Mon May 06, 2013 9:09 am

Do you have to return them because they are damaged?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Mon May 06, 2013 9:14 am

Keb wrote:Do you have to return them because they are damaged?


Nope, I complained that an order was late and they shipped a new one in priority mail. Today I got both of them.

The correct thing to do is return one of them.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Mon May 06, 2013 9:15 am

Oh okay. Yay complaining!

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Mon May 06, 2013 9:24 am

Amazon has a superb costumer care policy. Complain and you shall receive.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Mon May 06, 2013 9:55 am

:lol: @ everything we've been taking about in this thread for the last two days.

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