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Sat Mar 27 16:44:37
People working at Amazon in the US are forced to poop in bags and to pee in bottles. They only earn a slave wage also.

One document from January, marked “Amazon Confidential,” details various infractions by Amazon employees, including “public urination” and “public defecation.” The document was provided to The Intercept by an Amazon employee in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who, like most of the employees I talked to, was granted anonymity to avoid professional reprisal.

The employee also provided an email sent by an Amazon logistics area manager last May that chastised employees for defecating into bags.

“This evening, an associate discovered human feces in an Amazon bag that was returned to station by a driver. This is the 3rd occasion in the last 2 months when bags have been returned to station with poop inside.

Halie Marie Brown, a 26-year-old resident of Manteca, California, who worked as a delivery driver for an Amazon delivery contractor, Soon Express, until quitting on March 12, told The Intercept that the practice “happens because we are literally implicitly FORCED to do so, otherwise we will end up losing our jobs for too many ‘undelivered packages.’”

Sat Mar 27 17:16:55
I don't think you can call 15 an HR slave wages. IIRC that's the minimum wage for the company.

I have heard from people though that the turn over rate is high because they enforce a strict breaks policy and work you to ypur limits.
Sat Mar 27 17:19:31
Not to mention the benefits package:

*Medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage
*401(k) savings plan
*Paid time-off and Holiday overtime pay *Resources to help improve your overall well-being
*Discounts on Amazon purchases

That being said, it's shit work and I wouldn't want to do it.
Sat Mar 27 18:03:30
i owe my soul to the company store

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