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Amazon sparks tech workplace debate

In the tech industry, some companies rely on taskmaster bosses and long hours to beat out competitors. Others nurture employees with flexible schedules and perks like free food and Ping-Pong tables.

What’s the better approach is a lively subject of debate on Twitter and elsewhere following a recent New York Times article that painted a harsh, demanding environment at Amazon, the world’s largest retailer.

The article called Amazon’s workplace "an experiment in how far [the company] can push white-collar workers". Tech professionals joined the debate by posting opinions on the online version of The New York Times article, which has attracted 4200 comments.