BI Chinese Station reported on April 16
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos may be the richest man in the world, and his personal net worth is about 112 billion U.S. dollars. But the people working in his warehouse were even too busy to go to the bathroom because the last time the toilet might have caused them to lose their jobs.
According to survey author Bradworth, in the Amazon's warehouses, workers picking goods are everywhere, and these workers even pee into the bottles because of the toilets being too far away. Bradworth made an unannounced visit to an Amazon logistics center in Stamfordshire.
Bradworth said: "For those working on the top floor, the closest toilet is below the 4th floor. The employees peeed with bottles because they feared losing their job because they were “stealing” during work. ”
Amazon is well-known for tracking the speed at which warehouse employees sort goods and package goods from shelves. It imposes strict restrictions on employees' rest time and workload. If an employee does not reach the workload goal or takes a long break, it will warn them.
A new survey released on Monday found that nearly three-quarters of Amazon's employees are afraid of failing to complete their workload goals because of toilets.
An employee who did not want to be named said: "The workload goal has increased rapidly." I did not dare to drink water because I did not have time to go to the toilet. ”
Another employee said: "The goal is increasing every year. I can't wait longer than two legs. You really need to run to the toilet when you are resting. I need to pack 120 items per hour. This task is really heavy. ”
He said: "You must pack two items per minute. You don't have time to drink water because you don't have time to go to the toilet. ”
The survey was carried out by the organiser Organise. The survey also found that these workers obviously felt more anxious after joining the Amazon.
Another employee stated that she was ill when she was pregnant, but the company issued a warning to her.
Another employee said: "I feel uncomfortable, but I still go to work. After two hours of reluctance, I can no longer hold it. I reported the situation to my supervisor and asked for sick leave. I had a stomach problem and went to see a doctor. I took the medical record back for proof, but the company still called me once. ”
Amazon did not immediately respond to BusinessInsider’s request for comment, but it told the Sun newspaper that Amazon “makes it easy for all employees to use the toilet facilities just a few steps away from where they work.” ”
"Amazon has provided a safe and positive workplace for thousands of people in the United Kingdom; from the first day of entry, they have enjoyed very competitive compensation and benefits." ”
"We focus on ensuring that we provide a good working environment for all our employees. Last month, Amazon was named the most popular employer list by LinkedIn. We ranked seventh in the United Kingdom and we ranked first in the United States. ”