Author James Bloodworth, who is working on a book on low wages, went undercover to discover the staggering details
17 April 2018
An undercover author has discovered that workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staffordshire, United Kingdom, often find no time to go on bathroom breaks and to save time have resorted to “peeing in bottles.”
Author James Bloodworth, who is working on a book on low wages, went undercover to discover the staggering details.
“For those of us who worked on the top floor, the closest toilets were down four flights of stairs,” Bloodworth told The Sun. “People just peed in bottles because they lived in fear of being disciplined over ‘idle time’ and losing their jobs just because they needed the loo.”
According to the author, the rushed fulfillment workers, who run around Amazon’s warehouses “picking” products for delivery, have a “toilet bottle” system in place as the toilet is too far away.
A report released Monday also detailed that nearly three-quarters of U.K. fulfillment-center staff members were afraid of using the toilet because of time concerns. The report based on a survey stated approximately 241 Amazon warehouse employees in England were interviewed.
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