working at amazon
"Working at Amazon is like getting a doctorates degree from a top university (it feels this way to me but I've also been told this by people with doctorates). It's demanding but as a side benefit, I'm becoming a much, much better writer."
"Every person who works here goes through at least 4 weeks of training, that's 160 hours. We are taught to always trust the customer and to do whatever in our power to fix their situation. Another factor is the culture we have in the office, working at Amazon is like having another family. Everyone looks out for each other and makes the office a fun place to be. Like we had a hungry hungry hippo tournament last week and nerf fights across the building are fairly common."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.