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Updated on Tuesday, September 16

#19787

OMG: A student in my program worked at Amazon this summer. It's really wonderful, except the program director and the rest of the admin is treating her like a demi-god and it makes the rest of us feel demotivated. It's great that she got such a great opportunity, but if they could just stop all the praising and making the rest of us feel like all our hard work was nothing as compared to her internship... it would be really awesome.

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  1. I'd just ignore it myself. Just work towards next period and better yourself.

    plus, Amazon is really no big deal. So many better places out there. You just need to find them.

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  2. Be happy for her, for her temporary accomplishment. Being jealous or annoyed by the praise she is receiving now will only make you hurt more. Just remember that while this moment may seem like her's, the next could be yours.

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  3. Maybe you should transfer to a decent program where program directors don't kiss ass over an Amazon co-op.

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  4. Lmao Amazon? Are you kidding. amazon is no big deal. What kind of program are you in where amazon is a big deal?

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    1. As internet companies go dude, Amazon's about as big as you can get, after Google. Even Facebook doesn't come close.

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    2. @4.a, bigger doesn't always mean better. If anything, it may be the opposite. When a company is small they demand multi-skilled individuals who can assume many different tasks on a shoestring budget. But when a company becomes too large they just want warm bodies to fill in the gaps. I, personally, would go after the small upstarts that have potential to become the next biggest thing rather than trying to go after some name to drop on a resume.

      This sounds like those AFM kids who think "wow, AFM's tuition is really expensive, therefore it must be good." Rather stupid thinking.

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  5. Do you find these grapes sour, 1-4?

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    1. I've worked at, or gotten offers from, all the big companies in the states, but never considered Amazon's offer. They're really not up there.

      To make it even clearer, a third of my engineering class has worked at one of the big companies in the US, and we're not even software eng. or ECE.

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    2. So now we've progressed from sour grapes to vague 'personal feelings'.

      Would you like to share why you consider Amazon 'Not up there'? It can't be the location; the Pacific Northwest's way more habitable and picturesque than SoCal, with a 90℅ lesser chance of getting mugged and shot.

      Source: From WA

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    3. relevant: https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~vlyubine/co-op
      https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~vlyubine/companies

      Location is just one of many metrics. The chances of getting shot are also one of many metrics. Everyone has their own weights but the general trend is that people that are skilled enough leave Amazon for other companies for whatever reason they may have.

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    4. 1 here. I have simply been offered better positions other than Amazon. I don't care if another person receives an offer to Amazon, but it's just not that big of a deal. No sour grapes, but I do suspect some insecurity with your post.

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  6. Hm what program are you in? I'm guessing global arts as I'm surprised this student would receive so much praise

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