The recent New York Times exposé of the "bruising" company culture at Amazon leaves a bad taste in your mouth. It's startling - since Amazon is such a household name, it feels a little personal, like finding out that the grandma who always delivers socks and books on your birthday is running a crime ring. As a Standford undergrad interested in tech and startup culture, I was very interested to hear the kind of expectations they place on their employees. Someone I know will probably work there, soon, and I really don't want my friends to be chewed up by the corporate machine.
I have lived in Milwaukee most of my life, and I consider this city my home. Milwaukee is a beautiful city, an entrepreneurial city, with a fantastic food and music culture – uniquely suited for my millennial demographic. But I'm fairly sure that my demographic doesn't know that.