A month as an Amazon driver: A firsthand account of why to despise Amazon.
Summary of my bookmarked links from Dec 17th, 2022
- Ein Monat als Amazon Fahrer oder warum ich Amazon hasse
The author shares their experiences working as a courier driver for Amazon. They were employed by a subcontractor and underwent theoretical training at an Amazon warehouse. The training emphasized speed and efficiency, as drivers were evaluated based on delivery rates and customer complaints. The author rode along with an experienced driver before embarking on their own routes. They describe the challenges of delivering packages to various locations, including houses and apartment buildings. The author also reveals the pressure to complete deliveries within unrealistic timeframes and the consequences of returning packages to the depot. They criticize Amazon for its treatment of drivers, highlighting the physical and mental toll of the job and the company's lack of responsibility for driver safety.