If you are an order picker, you have to pick 60 items per hour to meet your quota. Holla! There's no windows, there's no air conditioning, you just have fans in every couple isles or so, fans that do no good because it's so hot in the building, the fans are blowing hot air on you. My facility uses robots though so I can imagine other non-AR facilities might be tougher. share. Clearly put, it is modern day slavery that is made legal due to "grey areas". Also working at the Amazon fulfillment center I worked it, it wasn't back breaking or heavy lifting. The hr person created a appeal case because the sign I hit was not a pedestrian sign, it was by a speed bump and i hit it in my blind spot. While Amazon will NEVER say that they are writing you up for going to the bathroom because that would bring a mountain of bad publicity not to mention, it's illegal, so of course they're not going to say to the public, "Yes, we're against our employee's going to the restroom" No, instead they use grey areas, such as "You're being written up because your rate fell below the accepted mark" As for your reason as to why your rate is below target, they don't care. They are only soft when hustling and feel a bit like rocks if i stand still too many hours a week in them. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a lawsuit. Continue Reading Nothing’s more important to us than the health and safety of our employees and guests, and we’ve made the decision to pause public fulfillment center tours as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in communities around the world. And coming from working fast food at $9.46 to $14.25 with guaranteed 40 hours a week plus benefits. Said Target was a paradise compared to Amazon. I would literally come home from work and do nothing but flop on the bed and just lay there. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. You get two 15 minute breaks and a 30 min lunch and the break time is counted from when you last scanned an item, So a lot of the time you would have 5 minutes of walking time to and from the break room and only 5 minutes of actually sitting. Didn't bother eating, didn't bother cooking, didn't bother spending time with the wife, didn't bother getting out of the house, if it involved getting out of bed and moving my body, I wasn't doing it, so for the year that I survived at the warehouse my life was literally work, bed, work, bed. It's grueling work and I wouldn't recommend much of it for long term, but it pays the bills while I work towards something more fulfilling in my life. Here's the problem with that. I love my Brooks shoes- but they aren't right for a standing job. Although there are some fulfillment centers made just for large items like beds, fridges, etc. Hitting a sign in the parking lot.Pulled me into hr two weeks after this happened and said I hit a sign in a pedestrian area and fired me. This was a little bit before Target's "Modernization" and basically the elimination of our job titles. So hard work doesn't scare me, but this is by far the worst I have ever had the misfortune of doing as a job. Crossposted by 1 month ago. R2. I worked at an Ikea Warehouse. I work at a target warehouse and my experience is that my manager really cares about our health. People with my position with fitness trackers estimate that pickers do up to a half marathon a shift on average - so some days are longer! I have worked at 3 different Amazon centers, and I always thought I was paid very fairly for the type of work I was performing. Hopefully it wouldn't be too tough for me. card. Offer PUBLIC Job Shadowing instead, and one that's not blatantly controlled by Amazon to make them look good in the spotlight. Zappos At Work team here. Pregnant women have to drink a ton of water and pee a lot due to that and the pressure on their bladder. Total bs. Then you still have to eat the food, and if the food is piping hot since it was just cooked, you'll likely have to wait for that to cool down. Pay was pretty crap ($1 above minimum wage). 37. Let me start off by saying I'm no stranger to hard work, I've done plenty of truly hard working jobs, both physical and mentally. New. Wondering how much different the culture is. Hot. take a week off. If you are not in shape, or in general not used to walking then simply dont apply. 583 reviews from Amazon.com employees about working as a Sorter at Amazon.com. I think Amazon is being blown out of proportion because it's pop culture to do so right now, and people also seem to expect comfort in a fast-paced warehouse environment. As a manager of their temp agency a few years ago we did in fact have a woman have to leave early for peeing herself in fear of being written up for using the bathroom. This job will suck the very life out of you, it's time to step up and quit allowing this to happen. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. I was only informed of this after the fact, personally I would throw the bullshit write ups from the amazon managers away for garbage like that. Amazon apprenticeship opportunity questions So, I’ve been with amazon at a couple locations since January. If you don't mention what kind of facility (sortation, fresh, or a fulfillment with robotics) I can't even begin to think what parts of my day are or aren't applicable to you. Imagine having to build a pallet with orders that contain a combination of these awkwardly-sized and heavy items; a pallet such that it will fit most efficiently in the outbound truck; a pallet like this while trying to meet your hourly pick quota. Part time shouldn't be too bad but as a full time picker I can tell you it blows. ... 84 comments. Which by the way, correct me if I'm wrong, but according to OSHA, it is unlawful for any work environment to be above 76 degrees Fahrenheit, according to OSHA, your work place environments temperature must be between 68 and 76 degrees and I guarantee you without a doubt that each and every warehouse for Amazon is hotter than 76. It's paradise compared to the stories of Amazon. I don’t think I’ll be working in a robotics fulfillment warehouse. And then these items can be spread across both ends of the facility, so you have to be even faster at moving to make the quotas. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. What does this mean for people who work for the warehouse with Amazon? It took just three days of working full time at an Amazon “fulfillment center” outside of Louisville, Kentucky, for Emily Guendelsberger’s body to break down. It was more than worth it to me. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I think the wage is pretty fair. Optimize for what actually helps you do your job. If my shoes are a bit too old, I'm slow. Amazon Fulfillment Center r/ AmazonFC. Basically, if you wanted to go to the bathroom, you had to worry about getting written up due to your rate going down because depending on where you are in the building (Amazon is a MASSIVE building, with a ton of security measures) it could take you anywhere from 5-10 minutes just to get to a bathroom, then when you get there there's still the matter of you actually using the restroom, then the time it takes you to get back to the area where you work, so lets say best case scenario it takes you 5 minutes to get to a bathroom, 1-2 minutes to use the restroom, then another 5 minutes to get back to the area you were before the bathroom break, you're down 12 minutes of productivity time now which dramatically affects your rate, and if your rate falls below a certain number (this number is picked by each warehouse, so the number is different for each, but for mine it was 120) so if you went below 120 at my warehouse, it was an automatic write up without the chance to explain why you went below, it's basically a zero tolerance policy on your rate. I know how Amazon employees are treated so I don't even have to read the post. It is so large that lanes in the warehouse are named & mapped after area freeways. Self-promotional advertising or soliciting, Press J to jump to the feed. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Bed in this case doesn't always mean sleep, I'll admit, but it did mean that I was just laying in bed doing absolutely nothing else until I had to go back to work. At the warehouse with Amazon you get a 30 minute break, whereas working from home with Amazon, in the luxury of your own bedroom, doing nothing but taking calls all day, and no physical work what so ever, you get an hour break. What kind of job? Thank you for the feedback! The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. I used to work at Target, and one of my buddies left Target to work at Amazon. But... working in the warehouse for Amazon... where I'm literally busting my ass physically and mentally, I get a 30 minute break for working a 10-12 hour shift? One person filing a lawsuit against them will almost always lose, they have too much money and too much power, but if you can get a large number of people to agree to open a lawsuit against them together, I believe we can force Amazon's hand to make some serious changes. You want this fixed Amazon? Thank you! Then, once you clock out for your lunch break, you have to go through security, which can take anywhere from 2-10 minutes, depending on how long the line is, how many security lines are open, and whether or not someones being searched because something went off which in turn makes you take longer to go outside and enjoy your lunch. The sugar crash left me hungry and distracted. Funny thing is they fixed the sign and the next day someone else also hit it. How is it being an amazon warehouse associate? Its your normal hourly rate plus 40%. Now, Amazon likes to give the public the bullshit line of "Come take a tour of our facility" any time the terrible working conditions are mentioned and put on the news. You are just a replaceable worker drone to management, no one cares. Also nightshift is a good way to make money (but offered too rarely and most of the time reserved for people who worked there for a long time). You literally can't stop moving until break time. After a week he came back to Target. how was it/is it for you? It's mostly just calculated by your entire team. How long did it take for them to get back to you after applying? Although there are some fulfillment centers made just for large items like beds, fridges, etc. The number one issues I had when working with Amazon at the warehouse was the bathroom to performance issue. But you know what? save. Why was I being given an hour break for doing a job that's not hard at all? Have a weeks worth of points? Within 3 weeks 8 out of the 10 people in my training group had quit. Look up advice for choosing running shoes at your budget. Proof: https://i.imgur.com/skafXgQ.jpg (This was the closet immediate proof I could give without taking a picture of my actual work ID, and these are the 3 things they gave us along with our work ID so we always had a reference of what to do and how to do it, and phone numbers that we were required to have), Something needs to change with Amazon's policies and work environment/conditions. In my facility, you can expect to work roughly from 6 in the morning til 5 in the evening, or 6 in the evening til 5 in the morning. Never heard of anything like this. Etc etc. Really crazy when you work your ass off somewhere and your let go mid shift for something like that with the wrong information about what actually was hit. 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