Guy Reveals How Amazon Exploits Its Employees In 40 Ways
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At the moment, many people are working at home and binge-watching too much Netflix, all to stay quarantined from the world. Accordingly, people naturally feel the urge to order goods to be delivered to their doorsteps, so firing up an Amazon account and clicking the buy button is now done without a third thought. Before COVID-19 interference, the whole process appeared normal, but then, the pandemic has shown an unseen side: a workforce of Amazon workers is exploited.
In the aspect of health, some with limited or no health insurance are reportedly fighting their way through with the orders knowing the virus is still very much out there. To shed more light on the mentioned above and other rarely said problems within the Amazon scope, CEO of Gravity Payment Dan Price shared some interesting facts in a Twitter Thread. Dan’s thread shows how Amazon has been shamelessly utilizing the most vulnerable members of its workforce.
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Thread on how Amazon treats its workers— Dan Price (@DanPriceSeattle) March 29, 2021
Amazon full-time warehouse employees make $31,200 a year. Jeff Bezos makes that every 12 seconds.
Cost to give warehouse workers 2 weeks paid sick leave + pay bumps so they don't qualify for food stamps = 0.9% of Bezos' fortune
The Entrepreneur listed how the company with a net worth of $1.7 trillion exploits its workers and even gave a bit of context, revealing “Amazon full-time warehouse employees earns $31,200 a year – what Jeff Bezos makes every 12 seconds.” He added: “Cost to give warehouse workers two weeks paid sick leave + pay bumps, so they don’t qualify for food stamps = 0.9% of Bexos’ fortune.”
The 40 Ways In Which Amazon Exploits Its Workers
In 2015, Dan had specifically left the world virtually speechless by taking a bold step. He moved to cut his $1M pay to give all of his employees’ $70K minimum salary. On doing this, Dan’s company tripled and indeed became a great case study at Harvard Business School.
In 2018, it was reported that Amazon workers were urged to skip bathroom breaks and pee in bottles. Fast forward to 2021, similar reports from workers resurface into the limelight, but Amazon has firmly denied them. Besides, the global pandemic has resulted in Amazon’s package orders boom, and reportedly, workers are now monitored and micromanaged by a specially designed surveillance arsenal.