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UK: Amazon worker begins writing anonymous column detailing poor working conditions

Author: Isobel Asher Hamilton, Published on: 26 November 2018

'They treat us like disposable parts': An Amazon warehouse worker is waging war on working conditions in a new anonymous newspaper column, 21, November, 2018

An anonymous Amazon worker has begun writing a column for The Guardian about the working conditions at Amazon's warehouses, or fulfilment centers....They were shown an inverted pyramid chart, which signified how important different people are to the company. They were told at the top were customers, just underneath were warehouse workers, and right at the bottom was Amazon CEO and the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos.The anonymous worker went on to destroy this image of worker care. "After a few months at the company, it becomes clear to most of us that management doesn’t regard us a [sic] crucial contributors to its success. In reality, they treat us like disposable parts," the worker wrote. The insider described various worker injuries — listing things including "blown backs" and "balky knees" — that go ignored by management, discrimination, and an "emotionally toxic culture."..A top Amazon executive subsequently refuted horror stories about working conditions at Amazon, calling them "myths."Business Insider contacted Amazon for comment.

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Related companies: Amazon.com