Is It Time For Me To Start Boycotting Amazon?

Inside Amazon’s Warehouse
By Spencer Soper Of The Morning Call

Elmer Goris spent a year working in Amazon.com’s Lehigh Valley warehouse, where books, CDs and various other products are packed and shipped to customers who order from the world’s largest online retailer.

The 34-year-old Allentown resident, who has worked in warehouses for more than 10 years, said he quit in July because he was frustrated with the heat and demands that he work mandatory overtime. Working conditions at the warehouse got worse earlier this year, especially during summer heat waves when heat in the warehouse soared above 100 degrees, he said.
He got light-headed, he said, and his legs cramped, symptoms he never experienced in previous warehouse jobs. One hot day, Goris said, he saw a co-worker pass out at the water fountain. On other hot days, he saw paramedics bring people out of the warehouse in wheelchairs and on stretchers.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/amazon/mc-allentown-amazon-complaints-20110917-story.html

Read this horrifying story of worker exploitation. Well, they did put in air conditioning! But still…And are currently under scrutiny again.

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

One thought on “Is It Time For Me To Start Boycotting Amazon?

  1. Mmm, I must admit I keep thinking I should stop buying from them too after seeing a documentary about the working conditions a few months ago. Must admit, I haven’t bought anything for a while – but more due to lack of money!

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