questionshow can this be?

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Shhh! Don't give away the secret! If everyone hears about woot, it won't be cool anymore.

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He must have been in the personnel department....hire, fire and don't worry about anything else.

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I played kickball with an entire team of Amazon employees right here in Seattle and none of them had heard of woot.

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I have multiple friends that work, or have worked, at Amazon, and only ONE has ever heard of woot. Not sure he counts, since he'd heard of it from me.

I know a LOT of people, and most of them have not heard of Woot. The ones that know what Woot is tend to be more tech folk than the average.

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@thumperchick: I see what you did there.....and agree. ;)

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For he IS the Kwisatz Haderach!

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@stile99: You have won the internet for the most nerdy reference in history. Congratulations.

Amazon is such a huge company, it's not too surprising. Even though woot has a ton of users, it still pales in comparison to Amazon. I am curious to find out what dept. he works in, though.

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Nope, I've never heard of Woot either..

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Amazon is huge, guys.

It's like asking any Microsoft employee if he/she can solve your Office problem. I wouldn't be surprised at all.

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@stile99: Piter De Vries: It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

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OK then ... tell me what is woot?

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It's not unusual for people to be so involved in their own thing, that they don't have any idea what the other side is doing.

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I actually bet there are people that work for amazon that don't know what amazon is. Seriously. I'm sure I have people, especilly when they just started as temps, that were so desperate for a job that they didn;t really know what product my plant made, let alone what our whole company makes all together. Most of my long term employees dont even know half the products we offer and we are a relatively small company.

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@sinllaves: It is that it is, and that is enough.

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@mkdr: I think that's a very good point. So often, we only care about what we're doing (even then you'd have some that don't even know what they do, but that's another story).
I'm not surprised at all that some (if not most) Amazon employees don't know of all of their subsidiaries...

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What is this "Amazon" you speak of?

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@sgrman05: I try and keep my group informed of the goings on of the rest of the company (as does our upper level management) but I was shocked that some of my guys didn't even know what was made in the building next door to them! I now bring product samples from other departments to give them a better idea. But for several folks that part of the meeting is prime sleeping time ;) ok, any meeting is prime sleeping time for some people and I can't say I blame them sometimes.

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These companies are so large and have their hands in so many pies that it isn't realistic for the employees to know every company that their parent company owns. I work for Boeing and there isn't a chance I could name every company that we own. If they worked in a department that dealt with the physicals goods side of Amazon then perhaps it's reasonable to assume he would know about woot, otherwise I'm not at all surprised.

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I told a guy at work about woot. Now he walks around making train noises: WOOT WOOT