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Joyce Lain Kennedy

Are you working too hard?

DEAR JOYCE: I assume you're aware of the recent news about Amazon's exhausting company culture for employees who want to succeed, get promoted and make more money -- or simply avoid being fired. Yuck! Would you recommend working for Amazon? -- P.S.P. Maybe. Maybe not. The decision is one for the potential Amazon employee to make. Although I've been a satisfied customer since Amazon's early days when it was an online book seller, I've never analyzed the company's bruising working conditions from the employees' perspective. The punishing work-all-the-time-at-all-costs culture is not unique to the world's most famous online retailer. Job seekers should...