Amazon Worker Filmed Sleeping On A Pile Of Packages Sparks Conversation About Working Conditions
There are some companies that you aspire to work for—they have a good culture, pay well, and don’t expect you to work crazy hours. But then there are some jobs that notably have a lousy work ethic and labor conditions. One of those is allegedly Amazon.
While Amazon is one of the most popular eCommerce sites in the world, they are certainly not the most touted for great work conditions and pay. And one recent video that went viral on TiKTok might have some more insight into that.
The video showed a woman who works at Amazon dead asleep on top of a pile of packages across from a conveyor belt. “Work at Amazon they said,” user @rigo.a_ wrote via text on the video. Some of the hashtags included on it were #workconditions, #amazonsucks, #underpaid, and #unsafe.
The video received millions of views, with tons of comments from all ends of the spectrum.
Some people couldn’t understand why an employee could be sleeping on the job like that. “How you blaming Amazon because you don’t know how to have a good sleep schedule,” someone asked.
“No wonder why my package is late,” another person responded.
“Generation z does not like physical labor,” another user stated.
Others sympathized with the woman, understanding that she is probably, indeed, overworked and underpaid.
“She is tired. Doesn’t mean she is lazy, she may be working long hours, 2 jobs or have a baby who kept her up all night,” someone commented.
“Can’t blame her. It’s a very draining job,” another said.
The video also reached a few ex-Amazon workers, who attested to the bad working conditions of the company. Some of the stories they shared may shock you.
“I can say I understand,” someone emphatized. “I worked there twice and the pain never ends and neither does being tired either. A lot of people fainted from being overworked.”
“Poor thing was probably fired after she woke up,” another said.
“I worked nights and have the kids during the day it’s rough,” one user said.
“I started in Nov working OT overnight 6 days I had a 1-year-old I had no energy whatsoever … I lasted 1 month,” someone else said.
Check out the video below to see the woman asleep on the job.
@rigo.a_ #amazon #asleep #funny #fyp #fypシ #foryou #foryoupage #xyzbca #sanbernardino #ca #ont5 #amazonsucks #unsafe #horrible #workconditions #underpaid ♬ Oh No – Kreepa
Do you know anyone who works at Amazon or heard about Amazon’s poor working conditions? What do you think about this video?