High expectations  and a lot of hard work
High expectations and a lot of hard work

Amazon warehouse employees are usually assigned the roles of pickers and packers very wisely. Pickers expertly remove items from shelves and place them on conveyor belts at lightning speed, while packers expertly package products, label them, and move them down conveyor belts to delivery drivers. Send for

Emily Gondelsberger, a journalist who worked as a picker in an Amazon warehouse and then gave a first-hand account in a 2019 book called On the Clock, paints a grim picture of the reports.

Guendelsberger wrote in her report that she attached a step counter to her shoes and said she walked about 15 miles a day while retrieving and sorting packages. After working a few shifts, the reporter said he began to feel severe pain in his legs.

Gondelsberger also mentions Amazon’s high productivity quotas in warehouses, the book adds. She said the company tracks how quickly pickers take items off the shelves and pack them into boxes, which puts a lot of mental and physical stress on workers. The media report says that some complementary centers have vending machines that offer absolutely free over-the-counter pain medications, and there is usually a long line outside the doctor’s clinic.

Rachel Lighty, an Amazon spokeswoman, told www.Syracuse.com that the claims made by critics like Gundelsberger are grossly exaggerated and false. Lighty said warehouse workers are encouraged to take breaks and rest, and the company supports workers who aren’t meeting performance goals by providing training and support to improve them.