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Amazon's bruising, thrilling workplace works for some - but wears out many others

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At Amazon, workers are encouraged to tear apart one another's ideas in meetings, and toil long and late.

Seattle

ON Monday mornings, fresh recruits line up for an orientation intended to catapult them into Amazon's singular way of working.

They are told to forget the "poor habits" they learned at previous jobs, one employee recalled. When they "hit the wall" from the unrelenting pace