Undercover investigator James Bloodworth discovered an untold fact at Amazon warehouse staffs are in the UK pee in bottles as they’re afraid of ‘time-wasting’. Basically, author James Bloodworth went to undercover at an Amazon warehouse in Staffordshire, UK, for a book on low wages in Britain. However, he found a measurable fact in there, which never expected.
Coming from Amazon warehouse, James Bloodworth gave a statement to The Sun that “the warehouse measures 700,000 square feet and some of the 1,200 workers face a ten minute, quarter-of-a-mile walk to two toilets on the ground floor of the four-story building. Therefore, for those who worked on the top floor, as the closest toilets were down four flights of stairs. 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.”
Besides that, he spoke out a number of complaints were made by anonymous employees at Amazon warehouse. For instance,
- “The target grows every year. I do not have two more legs yet to make the 100% to pick, where you actually need to run and go to the toilet just during the break. Packing 120 products per hour is terribly heavy.”
2.”You have to pack two products per minute. You do not have time to drink water because you go to the toilet after every evening sends messages to the scanner with the target and tells you to hurry.”
3.“Targets had increased dramatically” and “I do not drink water because I do not have time to go to the toilet.”
Interestingly, to bury these complaints, an Amazon top spokesman told the Sun that “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. We have a focus on ensuring we provide a great environment for all our employees and last month Amazon was named by LinkedIn as the 7th most sought-after place to work in the UK and ranked first place in the US.”
It is indeed an inhumanity act that Amazon is doing with its employees. But anyhow it needs to stop, isn.t it? So, we hope that the UK health and safety organization will come forward to look into this fact and will take immediate steps to ensure that every employee in Amazon warehouse work in a sound environment with no extra pressure.