Amazon UK employees like robots

March 2, 2013 – 00:00
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Dow Jones reported】 【online retail giant Amazon (Amazon) stationed in England two years ago, Staffordshire, establishment of logistics warehouse, the residents initially create many job opportunities because of the Amazon and pleased, and soon the work environment due to mechanical And hurt. British media recently disclosed that the logistics and warehouse employees like human flesh robot-like work, every step has to pick up the computer according to the path indicated.

British "Financial Times" reported in the county town of Rugeley (Rugeley) logistics warehouse, hundreds of employees wearing orange uniforms shuttle between the shelves every day in order to obtain different shipments. Although this mode of operation to bring high efficiency, but they pay a lot for this.

Each employee with a handheld device, to receive computer instruction. The computer program after the operation, instructed staff to the fastest route to get the goods required. Amazon receives an average thirty-five orders per second, these employees need a day as big as football in nine warehouses, the average walking foot twenty-four km long road; every day, but only half an hour rest period, combined with wearing substandard size or cheap safety shoes, soles of the feet appear to make a lot of blisters. Managers send SMS to employees through a computer device, ordered them to speed up, and do not waste time talking.

When initially recruited employees said looking forward to a few days after his shift work, has lost a large circle, the hourly wage is only six two pounds (about seven HK $ 142), compared with only a high minimum wage for a penny. Amazon a manager describe the way people work, like a robot, not a living human. Failed to meet many of their staff, in the absence of warning will be dismissed.

Searched to ensure that no stolen goods

When these employees to complete eight hours of work, they have to go through airport-style pat-check to make sure they did not steal the goods before they leave, some residents relayed Amazon employees said that they like to work in slave camps.



2010-08-12 14:13:13 by FWLittle

Are you concerned that untrained teens can't find jobs this year? It is any wonder they can't get a job? Not to me it isn't.
U.S. teens aren't prepared to work in jobs for which there are vacancies. PERIOD. They can't do anything that actually generates a paycheck, yet they apply for work as though they could.
In the past, when the economy was flourishing, they were hired, trained and paid. Now though, times being tough, casual paychecks aren't easily dispensed. Here's a teen test: We're
paid for work for which we developed a skill or were trained to do. Assuming a teen doesn't speak a second language, how long would he keep his retail service assistant job in a strongly ethnic shopping area? Not long I would imagine

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