Amazon wades into another PR fiasco after claiming its workers don't urinate in bottles

Loadedaxe

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I have a friend that works at Amazon. He says that peeing in a bottle does happen but that it is only done by a few. He said some find it easier to pee in a bottle rather than stop, but it isnt due to time constraints. He did add that workers who slack and are slow do it commonly.
 

netman

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Amazon is Lying... I can certainly say the majority of male couriers pee in bottles because most of fast food places, gas stations and small businesses still closed their restrooms to public amid Covid-19 even if you buy something from them...
 
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paul1122

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Amazon is Lying... I can certainly say the majority of male couriers pee in bottles because most of fast food places, gas stations and small businesses still closed their restrooms to public amid Covid-19 even if you buy something from them...
Just curious. If this is true, what do the women do? :)
 

netman

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Just curious. If this is true, what do the women do? :)

Well, women generally have more tolerance to hold frequent urination... My inclination is they can hold it longer until they reach a large super stores such as Target, Walmart, Kmart or a nearby open mall...Other than that, I know a lady that said she does not trust sitting on toilet seats of some foreign countries and she uses a laminated paper funnel, and that can be pointed into a plastic bottle...!
 

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IMO, Bezos should work as a warehouse worker or delivery worker under the explicit conditions that are required from these workers. Perhaps he would then get an idea of what it is like for those workers that are the backbone of the company, and hold him and his billions up every day. Without those workers, Bezos would not have gotten as wealthy as he is.

Stories like these seem to support why the delivery workers rarely ring my doorbell after leaving a package at my door as I have asked them to in "delivery instructions."


There are limits to free speech the in US; however, to me, it seems that most of the people that clamour about free speech rights in the US seem to think that those limits do not exist, and free speech to them is anything they think should be free speech, but not anything they do not think should be free speech. Honestly, I am right there with you as explaining to my fellow US citizens that there are Supreme Court imposed limits on free speech is like talking to a brick wall and expecting it to respond. :rolleyes:
It's not just the fault of the people though. The US Corporate Media has them all completely brainwashed, like getting people to believe that MSNBC is somehow on the left (like hell it is). When that's all people have to look at, their worldview becomes the worldview that the networks want them to have.

The networks don't care about what's important, all they care about is ratings. Consider this question:
What is real news, the war in Yemen or the alleged cancellation of Dr.Seuss?

Obviously the war in Yemen is the real news because people are dying daily. However, the US networks pay almost no attention to it because it might turn the average American against one of the US' allies, Saudi Arabia. Also, they don't think that it would be as good for ratings as the stupid argument over Dr.Seuss books. So, the Dr.Seuss thing is what they talk about and they ignore the war in Yemen, knowing full well that the average American will just forget that it's still a real thing. Donald Trump was actually correct when he called CNN, NYT, WaPo and MSNBC "Fake News" because a lot of the time they are (I could tell you stories about the crap I've seen from them). What made his statement false was the fact that he called Fox, NewsMAXX or OAN, REAL NEWS when they're all much more fake than CNN or MSNBC.

To someone who generally gets his news from the CBC, the crap that I see and/or hear from the US media often boggles my mind. This is where the people get this skewed idea of free speech, they get told it constantly. The networks constantly say this because it's to their advantage to do so. It allows them to lie from time to time to suit their own purposes like when CNN lies about Medicare-For-All or when Salvador Rizzo lies on his WaPo "fact-checks" any time that Bernie Sanders is involved.

What the American people need to realise is that the very people that that bring them "the news" work for the billionaire owners of their networks and are, themselves, millionaires who do not have the best interests of the average American at heart, no matter how much they seem to. At the end of the day, they're all as fake as Bill Maher.
 

terzaerian

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I have a friend that works at Amazon. He says that peeing in a bottle does happen but that it is only done by a few. He said some find it easier to pee in a bottle rather than stop, but it isnt due to time constraints. He did add that workers who slack and are slow do it commonly.
Nice try, Jeff
 

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It doesn't matter because no worker should EVER have to do that. It's already very-well known that Amazon's working conditions are atrocious.

It gets worse though, some drivers even are forced to crap en route and Amazon knows very well that this happens:
Amazon is as full of it as they always were.