Undercover author finds Amazon workers ‘peed in bottles’ over fears of taking long breaks
This is the hard work at the finest or exploitation of worker rights? Well, the decision is to be left on the audience since the public is working on such stores, and their verdict must have a say in the final decision. An undercover author has told The Sun that workers at Amazon warehouse have reportedly ‘peed in bottles’ in order to save themselves from taking long breaks. They were too scared to visit bathrooms that they feared they might end up wasting more time than required.
James Bloodworth has made the shocking revelation. He revealed that some staff members feared being disciplined for the idle time. A recent report has been published regarding the work environment at Amazon. Some workers reported feeling sick through pregnancy but they were penalized for not turning up.
Amazon was reached in this regard and they denied the veracity of such claims. They counted such statements as mere allegations. According to the reports, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is one of the world’s richest person and his net worth is around $112 billion. The author had gone undercover in one of the warehouses of Amazon in UK for sake of his upcoming book. The book was being written on the topic of low wages.
The author found that the busy workers in the warehouse had a toilet bottle system in place to save their time. He noted that the bathrooms were too sparse to be reached quickly.
For those of us who worked on the top floor, the closest toilets were down four flights of stairs,” Bloodworth told The Sun. “People just peed in bottles because they lived in fear of being disciplined over ‘idle time’ and losing their jobs just because they needed the loo.
Workers were even reportedly found to be punished for taking sick leaves.