Inside The Lives Of Amazon.com Wareho...

Inside The Lives Of Amazon.com Warehouse Employees: Long Hours, Long...

There are 80 comments on the voices.allthingsd.com story from Dec 14, 2009, titled Inside The Lives Of Amazon.com Warehouse Employees: Long Hours, Long.... In it, voices.allthingsd.com reports that:

What goes on behind the scenes at a giant online retailer like Amazon.com ? A job posting for openings at Amazon.com's largest "fulfillment center" in Coffeyville, Kansas offers a glimpse into the working lives of Amazon employees in charge of filling holiday orders at the online seller's offline warehouses.

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wow

Lexington, KY

#62 Sep 7, 2012
Bohan wrote:
Would you go back to work at a place that treated you like Shit. less than an employee number and less than a human.??? It's not a good place of business in our town I would go back. after 5 years of hard work out of my life there with them. it's still a sweat shop & slave driving place to work for. A real let down for todays job Market. What has been done to improve the place since then??? NOTHING !! just a bad memory left behind in my life to think about.
yes yo body in push till you can not push no more at 12.25 hours boss 4or 5 at every job tell us to push hared get off but and try it you self little kid that is boss and sit on a$$ all day and we are killing are self for 12,25 come on big boss get to at 110 and runing you ass off
boss

Lexington, KY

#63 Sep 7, 2012
hum wrote:
I work for amazon in Indy and it is the worst job I have ever had. They write you up for anything,they lie to you and on you. You are no longer a person but just another body for them to mistreat.I need this job and they know this that is why they get away with what they do.It's sad that it is the way that it is but what can you do except write your frustrations out on line and hope that the right person reads it. We are trying to get a union, we have been told that if it goes through that amazon will relocate and leave us jobless.We'll see, we'll see.
in ky to to much boss siting on buts
boss

Lexington, KY

#64 Sep 7, 2012
a future employee wrote:
<quoted text>I say if the work at Amazon is tough , just quit! They are not holding a gun to your head to stay. People now are just too lazy to work anywhere, and too stupid to do anything but sit on there fat ass! Work is hard , that's why they call it "work" instead of "relaxation" This is what is wrong with this country. Why don't you lazy cry-babies just get a job, and if you can't do it , JUST QUIT !!!
why did you quit no one is lazy but big mounth boss and no fat ass or lazy if you work there you wounld no jack a$$ come back and we will give you a run i think you got fried on somethink
boss 45678

Lexington, KY

#65 Sep 7, 2012
come on big boss and work not fof 1 hours all day for a week or 2 at120

Since: Nov 11

Lenexa, KS

#66 Sep 8, 2012
wow wrote:
<quoted text>yes yo body in push till you can not push no more at 12.25 hours boss 4or 5 at every job tell us to push hared get off but and try it you self little kid that is boss and sit on a$$ all day and we are killing are self for 12,25 come on big boss get to at 110 and runing you ass off
Maybe you can get a raise if you learn to write in standard English.
boss 45678

Clarkson, KY

#67 Sep 22, 2012
flagwaver22 wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe you can get a raise if you learn to write in standard English.
go play in road jerk
Hank Dresner

New Bedford, MA

#68 Sep 23, 2012
boss 45678 wrote:
<quoted text>go play in road jerk
I can not understand one word you posted. Go back to school
Beatrice99

AOL

#69 Nov 4, 2012
I was betrayed, misled, lied to and so many other things when (even before) I went to work at the new Amazon fulfillment in va., last month. I had quit my previous job, bought a car to get there, my hours and shift were changed, the start date was delayed, etc. I no longer work in this horrible, inhumane place! First of all, I'm not lazy, and can work circles around most but, their expectations are all but impossible. I've even worked in warehouses with temps over 100 degrees and managed. Anyway, after 3 weeks, some of us were "verbally" warned (I signed a paper so, I call that a write up)because our pick production rates were not up to their standards. There were reasons for this beyond our control such as, a 1.2 million square foot warehouse, as many as 7 people stocking or counting on one isle at a time, and wouldn't let you through even when asked nicely, etc.. A meeting was held and we were told if we were unable to do the job properly, didn't like the work, etc. they were offering us a $1000 (within a 24 hr. window) to resign, and could never work there again...boo hoo! Seeing what this slave driven sweat shop was up to, I got the hell out. No doubt the ones that stayed will soon leave with nothing. New hires were coming in almost daily. They said that's for peak season but that's b/s. It's also because employees are being fired or quitting constantly. Because of the size of the bldg. and their rules, you worked up until noon, then walked to the time clock, punched out, went through security, to your locker, and had to be back by 12:32pm, no matter what time you managed to punch out. So your lunch break was no more than 20 mins. but you were docked for 30. That doesn't seem like much until you add it up. Amazon is making 10 mins. off of each person, with well over 1,000 workers. It's a sad, pitiful situation when you're afraid to go to the bathroom because your rate will drop further. Oh yeah, they monitor your every move, and question everything you do. I'm wondering what these @#*holes will do when there are no more people in va. to hire? Don't really care, just curious. Hope I find a job soon, before I lose everything. Working at Amazon, is the biggest mistake of my life! Unless you're a non-human spieces, or have super and/or magical powers, I would steer clear of Amazon...consider yourself warned. Beware!
ex amazon employee

Charlotte, NC

#70 Jan 26, 2013
was stealing time from the company. During peak when the trucks would turn into the wrong entrance the traffic would back up to the light and into the road. So instead of being early my son and I would be just at 7:30 when I would get to the front entrance. He had to clock in at 7:30 or he was late. So I would pull over and park go in and tell security what had happened. We both would hit the clock and I would go try to find a parking place which was always on either one side of the building or the other. It would take about 5-8 mins to make it back to the turnstile and enter the plant. That happened three times from Nov 29 - Dec. Once I had to go back to SMX and explain to them that my son was going to have to get a root canal and seems like we talked about something that I had made and if it was working out. Well those times they considered stealing time from the company. I told them that if I would have knew that then I would have used my PTO time because I had 34 hours or more. I even said to take my PTO time away that I have now & cover those minutes. Still this HR lady up front name Aron would not change it. So Glenn said to file an appeal. I left & talked with corporate HR and they said to call my HR. I did but our HR told me I had to use the legal process. After that I called back corporate HR and that's when two people I talked to said to fill an appeal because they had never heard of something like that with no warnings or anything. And Corp. HR sent a email with the appeal process form attached. I need my job and I really loved my job. If I ever though I was doing something that would get me fired over then I would not have done it. Hopefully our GM understands because he has the option of reinstating my job/position. Also if we had an appeal process then a group of people from our FC would have the final say. Not a HR dept. that this lady Aron called to find out what to do & acted like she did not care that my job was being taken away for what I seen as part their problem with trucks with no signs like the one we have now to guide them to the right entrance. I've worked thru so many breaks since I've been hired that if anyone owes anyone its the other way around. When i told my wife that I had been fired & the reason why. She did not understand at all. Just like me it was like she had hit brick wall. I'm at a loss because I really loved my job. I don't know what else to say. Thanks for reading my post.
ex amazon employee

Charlotte, NC

#71 Jan 26, 2013
I'm filling an appeal process thru Amazon. If anyone has ever heard of this working or being a waste of my time please post
Thanks again.
Your full of it

United States

#72 Jan 31, 2013
Dear dumbass who claims to have worked at a Va FC...I say your full of shit. If you ever lived in the Va area you know they have tons of people, it's quite the populated state. So your silly prediction of them running out of workers, like the rest of your post is complete bullshit.

An yes, your a dumb ass. Who transfers cross country, or wherever you came from, and doesn't get shit in writing? Thats right..a lazy dumb ass who thought they were cream of the crop but in reality you were the big turd that sinks to the bottom.

Lets see at lest 3 of their fc's in the Va area are near major cities..Richmond, Fairfax county (thats northern va for you numb nuts) and the 3rd near a college town. You really think they care you quit? LOL. They don't you fool, nor does anyone on here, cept the idiot who can't write in proper English, or the moron who thought Amazon was going to leave Coffeyville back in 2012.

Maybe you 3 should get together, find a rock to crawl under and hold each other till you feel better.

Till then, stfu and quit your damn crying. An get the fuck out of Va, they don't need anymore lazy ass people sucking up all the public funds.

Signed,

Someone who knows your full of shit.
still working

Coffeyville, KS

#73 Apr 11, 2013
If you think filing a issue with the Ethics Hot Line will really get anything investigated, think again. Especially if it involes a manager or HR. That has to be the biggest joke of the century. If your issue is with an associate, they are all over that, but if it is one of the managers- forget it.
Person Near Columbia SC

Orangeburg, SC

#74 Jun 6, 2013
Yeah, they hired us promised 4 weeks of Training, lied to us and just put us straight into shit without any help what so ever...... We Didn't know what we were doing....WE (The Newbies) would work our asses off nearly killing ourselves to load the trucks and what do the people that have worked their for a while do? Well they just walk around doing absolutely nothing, they sit on their asses, or just watch us....I asked for some fucking help 6 times because of all the mix ups my bosses made with the trucks. I was backed up due to the mixed up information from my bosses, they said that they would send some help, but help never came..... The next day during the stretches they asked for concerns, and I said I needed some fucking Help, and a few minutes later one of the manager people whatever the fuck they do, came into my truck and said that I Can't Do That.....And that they're not going to baby sit me. But yet on my first day they said we're a TEAM, team to me means If Someone Needs Help You Get That Help That is Needed....Needless to say I asked for a Phone Call, wouldn't you know it, he was too stupid to realize I meant From The Nearest Phone. He said you can't bring phones onto the floor, I'm not retarded I knew that. They did all they could to not let me get that phone call through, but Then I Demanded It, got it, Yelled I Quit and told the woman doing the leaving interview that This fucking job is a slave job, Work Enviroment is fucking horrible, Management is way too young to realize what the fuck they're doing, and to be honest, I'm not fucking killing myself for that little amount of Money. It's a Dead End Job, and racist too, For ever 10 people you have 9 Black People and 1 White. And the Balance is out of the question. Since I'm a Guy they would give me like 5-6 trucks to watch while the rest got 1-2 trucks a piece that really weren't moving....they were girls.....So it's also Sexist.... This job may seem neat, because it's Amazon, but it's not, It's Candycoated bullshit, wrapped Around With Lies.......Yeah I Quit.
donnafad

Selinsgrove, PA

#75 Oct 4, 2013
I am currently working for a fulfillment center in PA, and if you are an independent thinker with a mind, the work environment is unbearable. You are not treated as a human, and all their rules and regulations are to prevent lawsuits and loss of productivity. If you have basic intelligence, you can see through their methods of dumbing down their employees, as if you don't think, you will be more efficient and robotic.
donnafad

Selinsgrove, PA

#76 Oct 4, 2013
Your full of it wrote:
Dear dumbass who claims to have worked at a Va FC...I say your full of shit. If you ever lived in the Va area you know they have tons of people, it's quite the populated state. So your silly prediction of them running out of workers, like the rest of your post is complete bullshit.
An yes, your a dumb ass. Who transfers cross country, or wherever you came from, and doesn't get shit in writing? Thats right..a lazy dumb ass who thought they were cream of the crop but in reality you were the big turd that sinks to the bottom.
Lets see at lest 3 of their fc's in the Va area are near major cities..Richmond, Fairfax county (thats northern va for you numb nuts) and the 3rd near a college town. You really think they care you quit? LOL. They don't you fool, nor does anyone on here, cept the idiot who can't write in proper English, or the moron who thought Amazon was going to leave Coffeyville back in 2012.
Maybe you 3 should get together, find a rock to crawl under and hold each other till you feel better.
Till then, stfu and quit your damn crying. An get the fuck out of Va, they don't need anymore lazy ass people sucking up all the public funds.
Signed,
Someone who knows your full of shit.
I think its you who is the dumbass.
fulltime lexington ky

Lebanon, KY

#77 Nov 6, 2013
i have been trained in stoweing what u wanna call it anyway, they tell u one time what to do and expect u to learn it, now im at the point that i dont even wanna go back to work now cause they made me feel like an idiot which i am not. i had trouble with scanner first hour and kept telling them and all they kept saying was walk around to u get a signal, and it affected mt rate bad, finally i went and told the so called trainer that i was going to get another scanner this is something she should have already done, well i was so aggravated about that, that the rest of my night just got worse i kept screwing up everything and could get no help except critcism, i really need this job at least thru the holidays so i guess i will try to stick it out till then
Jamie

Matawan, NJ

#78 Sep 30, 2014
warangel1 wrote:
I worked there when they first opened, I was there three years. The work is hard because you are on you feet ALL the time. Other than that they were good to work for. I left for another job in my field, and more money. I would work for Amazon again if I needed a job. There are worse places and worse bosses.
interesting
Vic

Florence, KY

#79 Jan 9, 2015
AMAZON is a great company if I'm a customer.
It is a great employer, if there are no other jobs in the market.

You find such fine people in the building with long isles of brown cardboard drawers.

I found a girlfriend there. Perhaps, my fate took me there. Never saw such pretty, attractive, hot girl in my entire life. I found my life at the place, people usually dislike. Hehe........
Intj

Toledo, OH

#80 Apr 26, 2015
Amazon is a great place to work at these days. Working smarter, not harder. I have seen parts of Amazon's transformation in the time I have been there and it's always transforming for the better.
Intj

Toledo, OH

#81 Apr 26, 2015
Beatrice99 wrote:
Unless you're a non-human spieces, or have super and/or magical powers, I would steer clear of Amazon...consider yourself warned. Beware!
That explains why I work at Amazon. &#128540; I worked at EBay too and Amazon's production expectations are much more realistic than Ebay's at the time I worked there.

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