Amazon delivery drivers reveal claims of disturbing work conditions - Business Insider


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“Several Amazon drivers who spoke with Business Insider described a physically demanding work environment in which, under strict time constraints, they felt pressured to drive at dangerously high speeds, blow stop signs, and even urinate in bottles on their trucks.”
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6 weeks ago by handcoding
Missing wages, grueling shifts, and bottles of urine: The disturbing accounts of Amazon delivery drivers may reveal the true human cost of 'free' shipping. Business Insider spoke with 31 current or recently employed drivers about what it's like to deliver packages for Amazon . Some drivers described a variety of…. https://ift.tt/2x8o7Da. via Instapaper. September 24, 2018 at 06:04PM
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7 weeks ago by sjspires
Business Insider spoke with 31 current or recently employed drivers about what it's like to deliver packages for Amazon. Many drivers described a physically demanding work environment in which they felt pressured to drive at dangerously high speeds, blow stop signs, and skip bathroom breaks.
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9 weeks ago by kejadlen
Amazon Delivery Drivers Reveal Claims of Disturbing Work Conditions
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9 weeks ago by matthurst
"Many drivers described a physically demanding work environment in which they felt pressured to drive at dangerously high speeds, blow stop signs, and skip bathroom breaks."
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9 weeks ago by mjb
Business Insider spoke with 31 current or recently employed drivers about what it's like to deliver packages for Amazon . Some drivers described a variety of…
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9 weeks ago by dannystewart
Hayley Peterson, reporting for Business Insider:

Zachariah Vargas was six hours into his shift delivering packages for Amazon. He was about to drop off a package when he accidentally slammed the door of his truck on his hand. The door clicked shut, trapping his middle and ring fingers.

Once he freed his fingers, the blood began to pour. Both of Vargas’ arms started to shake involuntarily. The lacerations were deep. Vargas thought he glimpsed bone when he wiped away the blood.

Panicked, Vargas called his dispatch supervisor, who was working at a nearby Amazon facility. He said he received no sympathy. “The first thing they asked was, ‘How many packages do you have left?’” he told Business Insider.

Vargas had dozens remaining. Delivering them all would take several hours. Still, his supervisor advised him to drop them all off before returning to the station or seeking care.

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and there’s no such thing as free shipping.

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9 weeks ago by rufous
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Hayley Peterson, reporting for Business Insider:

Zachariah Vargas was six hours into his shift delivering packages for Amazon. He was about to drop off a package when he accidentally slammed the door of his truck on his hand. The door clicked shut, trapping his middle and ring fingers.

Once he freed his fingers, the blood began to pour. Both of Vargas’ arms started to shake involuntarily. The lacerations were deep. Vargas thought he glimpsed bone when he wiped away the blood.

Panicked, Vargas called his dispatch supervisor, who was working at a nearby Amazon facility. He said he received no sympathy. “The first thing they asked was, ‘How many packages do you have left?’” he told Business Insider.

Vargas had dozens remaining. Delivering them all would take several hours. Still, his supervisor advised him to drop them all off before returning to the station or seeking care.

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and there’s no such thing as free shipping.

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9 weeks ago by josephschmitt
Zachariah Vargas was six hours into his shift delivering packages for Amazon. He was about to drop off a package when he accidentally slammed the door of his truck on his hand. The door clicked shut, trapping his middle and ring fingers. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by drewcaldwell
Looks like Amazon squeezes delivery drivers just like warehouse workers. Proud to see this reported by BI.
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9 weeks ago by fedira