Reporter Goes Undercover at Amazon, Results Not Great For Amazon
According to The Sun, Amazon workers are skipping bathroom breaks and urinating bottles. They are doing this to avoid wasting time in the bathroom so they can fulfill orders faster. The undercover reporter is named in the article as James Bloodworth. The report states he launched the investigation to do research for a book on low-wage Britain.
The Amazon facility Mr. Bloodworth infiltrated was in Rugely, Staffordshire, England. The reporter claims workers were not only skipping bathroom breaks, but that the restrooms were a quarter mile walk away in some cases. He reportedly worked on the top floor and the nearest bathroom was down four flights of stairs.
The article goes on to say workers who pull 10 hour shifts, enter/leave the building through metal detectors, are constantly monitored and cannot wear hoodies or sunglasses.
Amazon responded through a spokesperson who said:
Amazon ensures all of its associates have easy access to toilet facilities which are just a short walk from where they are working. Amazon provides a safe and positive workplace for thousands of people across the UK with competitive pay and benefits from day one.
A- It's The Sun, so you have to consider the source.
B - If it is true, walking ten minutes to the bathroom is NOT OK. That's a joke.
C - I'm ruined for real work. I need my hoodies, I love wasting time, and I don't enjoy whizzing in bottles. Many have suggested that one day, I will be fired and will work in a warehouse. When/if that happens, I anticipate a disciplinary file the size of the Bible.
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