Amazon Driver Fed Up With Long Hours And Low Pay Quits Mid-Shift And Left His Van
Joseph AdeyinkaPublished on
An Amazon driver, who recently got tired of long working hours quits his mid-shift and left the van at a gas station amid package delivery.
The 22-Year-Old admitted being ill of all the hours he had to work while earning a peanut of just $15.50 per hour. Deciding enough is enough, Derick Lancaster, the Michigan-based took to Twitter, to share his experience working with the company.
Derick lamented of the shift patterns while also revealing that the $15.50 per hour fee was the main reason behind leaving the van filled with packages in Detroit and quitting.
‘I called it a quit with Amazon. F***k the driving sh**t. I abandoned the van on 12 mile and Southfield. So you all can have that b***tch and it’s filled of gas with the keys in the ignition.’ Derick wrote.
He added: ‘I make about two hundred – three hundred stops daily and I couldn’t just do that anymore. I was specifically working nine in the morning to ten at night. I couldn’t just bear it any further.’
Reportedly, Derick confirmed he had been working for Amazon for 5months, exactly at Hezel Park Delivery Station. He acknowledged the pay was good when he was working at a warehouse but on shifting to delivery he suddenly became unhappy about it.
Derick added that warehouse workers actually do a set timetable and are permitted to leave once a shift ends, but in a driver’s case, shifts end only when delivery drivers finish all packages. Interestingly, Derick took a rideshare car home after abandoning the van at the petrol station.
Nevertheless, Amazon has repeatedly come under fire since the global pandemic for what it ex-employees dubbed unsafe working conditions.