Workplace woes

Working at enormous fulfillment centers isn’t an easy or pleasant job.

For those who move mountains of merchandise through its enormous warehouses, the work can be repetitive and stressful. Full-time associates work 10 hours a day, four days a week, with a half-hour lunch break and two 15-minute breaks.

Some people complain they don’t have adequate time to take bathroom breaks. They’re constantly under pressure to meet tough goals. It seems Amazon is squeezing every bit out of its industry-leading $15 minimum wage.

One worker describes the workplace as lacking “decency, respect, and dignity” and says it resembles a low-security prison where workers don’t have enough time for lunch, get penalized for taking sick days, and miss their productivity goals.

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