Precious Roy wrote:
Nike sees its sponsored athletes as products. If an athlete can't take the heat, they need to get out of the kitchen as there is always another runner with top potential who would eagerly jump at the chance to join a group like NOP and get sponsored by Nike.
Jeff Bezos sees his workers as products. Amazon employees are constantly emotionally abused, working long hours with little respect for their emotional and physical health. Workers are denied bathroom breaks, and often end up working injured. Workers who slack get fired with little to no wiggle room, because there will always be someone else to take their job. Workers have no opportunity to advance in their jobs and they don’t promote from within. If an employee complains, everyone says that they voluntarily took the job and can leave if they want. Millions of Amazon employees have been subjected to the same amount of abuse every day that MC was subjected to.
If an Amazon employee tried suing Bezos for emotional and physical abuse no judge would take it seriously. MC got the short end of the stick in the NOP training group and couldn’t handle the immense pressure and sacrifices it took to be elite. What happened to MC was unfair, but it’s also what happens to millions of workers across the US.
My heart hurts for the emotional turmoil MC went through and she definitely got screwed over. There is just nothing in this case that justifies a lawsuit (in my unprofessional opinion).