Germany - Amazon uses peer pressure on sick leave - April 30, 2017

To encourage workers not to use too many sick days, Amazon has established a controversial policy that relies on peer pressure to encourage better employee attendance. The policy gives workers a bonus of between 6% and 10% of their monthly salary if they have used few paid sick days that month. But workers can only reach the top bonus level if co-workers on their teams also have good attendance records.

English: https://qz.com/962717/amazon-pays-german-warehouse-workers-bonuses-partly ...  

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