An Undercover Reporter Says That Amazon Workers Pee In Bottles In Order To Meet Performance Targets

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Inquirer- AMAZON IS being forced to explain why an undercover reporter found workers at its fulfilment centres peeing in bottles for fear of missing targets by taking toilet breaks. Author James Bloodworth went undercover at the company’s Staffordshire warehouse, and found that some workers were four floors from their designated toilet and didn’t feel secure in taking a break in order to make the pilgrimage downstairs. “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,” Bloodworth told The Sun. They also avoid drinking water to reduce the need to go to the toilet which is likely to lead to dehydration. The news comes days after a report based on 241 respondents gathered multiple reports of workers “in fear” of taking breaks or calling in sick, with one woman fearing her job during her pregnancy after being penalised.

If you’re shocked by this, you’re so innocent. You’re an innocent little lamb wandering about this world without a care in the world. This piss bottle story is the least shocking thing that’s ever happened. Think about it. Amazon is the most valuable company in the world. Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest dude in the world. Ask anyone how they feel about Amazon and they’ll sing the praises of how fast and efficient it is. You wanna know how that book you ordered got delivered in 28 seconds? People pissing in bottles to meet performance targets is how. A company doesn’t get to the point where Amazon is without some crazy shit going on. Do you want shipping to take 3-5 days or 1 day? Bottles of urine are the deterring factor. Hell, Bezos probably told employees to piss in bottles to meet their performance goals. This isn’t a fucking game. Bezos is trying (and so far, succeeding) to take over the world. He’ll be damned if a stupid human function such as urination gets in the way.

And honestly, as a consumer, I’m more than okay with Amazon employees having to piss in bottles to keep their jobs. The employees don’t like it? Work harder or stop pissing so much or quit. Those are the options. Cause I guarantee there’s people out there who would be more than happy to piss in a bottle to work at Amazon. The top of the capitalist mountain is littered with bottles of piss. I’m more than happy to turn a blind eye to borderline-illegal work conditions if it means I’m gonna get that jump rope I ordered a day faster. That might sound harsh but I know everyone agrees. I’m just brave enough to say it. Piss in those bottles, print that shipping label and keep it moving.