EXPOSED: Amazon's dystopian workplace conditions

EXPOSED: Amazon's dystopian workplace conditions

With Amazon’s swelling fortune putting CEO Jeff Bezos’ net worth just over $100billion this weekend, as the online retailers’ Black Friday sales pushed its stock price up – this enormous wealth comes at a price. 

According to an investigation by The Mirror, Amazon warehouse workers have just nine seconds to process packages, work gruelling hours causing them to fall asleep on the job, and are constantly reminded that they're being supervised. 

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Comments (4)

  • Diva
    Diva
    Mon, 22 Jan 2018 1:18pm GMT
    My partner has just finished working for them (seasonal) and has come home and told me stories about colleagues being exhausted. He is pretty fit but some of the things going on there need to be investigated. He received a warning as he put a food item that had become unsealed and leaking as "not fit for despatch". He was told to do this but they still gave him a warning and he had to sign for it !!! He complained and they eventually took back the warning. He was just trying to do a good job. They seem like the worst employer ever. I would never work for them - never say never but in this case I can say NEVER !!!
  • simon smith
    simon smith
    Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:26pm GMT
    there are better places to work than here

    My friend works nearby at Dartford for a big supermarket

    they are lovely people especially the agency he works for I think they are NRS

    he gets paid on performance and works a normal week for high pay
  • Unhappy Customer
    Unhappy Customer
    Mon, 27 Nov 2017 1:11pm GMT
    Agree 100% , as someone who actually trades on Amazon the service is shocking .

    The staff try but you just feel they are completely overwhelmed .

    Amazon behave as bullies , they recently overcharged me by five times they had agreed .

    In summary I'm not surprised to hear that they mistreat their employees , given the way they treat their traders .
  • Max
    Max
    Mon, 27 Nov 2017 1:04pm GMT
    Seems that Amazon German, Italian workers protest on Black Friday, dubbed ‘Strike Friday’

    See the article https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/24/amazon-german-italian-workers-protest-on-black-friday-dubbed-strike-friday/