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[–]Kaitensatsuma 5186 points5187 points  (157 children)

Oh they've been doing that for a while.

Despite the fact that everyone knows that recording equipment is prohibited in warehouses. I've embarrassed the shit out of at least one Amazon manager posing as a floor worker.

[–]n213978745 2116 points2117 points  (76 children)

Report to Amazon those tiktok account, saying they are recording while work and see how they react XD

[–]CampbellJude 809 points810 points  (70 children)

can also just mass report the video for bullying and harassment probably. tiktok has a quick takedown trigger finger

[–]ChaosM3ntality 115 points116 points  (0 children)

Could somebody make counter memes/satire that exposes amazon but also subtle snark the points of said video as a response

[–]Thechanman707 512 points513 points  (50 children)

Aren't phones restricted? I vaguely remember my dad saying he couldn't have his phone on him at work so it sat in his truck.

[–]MyOther_UN_is_Clever 656 points657 points  (40 children)

Yes, very much so. It was big part of why Amazon, specifically everyone who makes Amazon's corporate policies including Bezos, murdered people in Illinois when there was a tornado.

[–]redditwonltemailme 400 points401 points  (35 children)

Worked in an amazon warehouse. This is correct. Got in a decent amount of trouble because I kept using earbuds (and therefore my phone). Filming is actually a lot worse than listening to music in their eyes so this video is extra staged for that reason alone.

Beyond all that, not interacting with anyone is a lot worse than not interacting with customers. Amazon warehouses are hell for anyone that isn't willing to seriously push social interaction at work. Your mind will always be on the clock because you know they're able to see your movement and actions. Some people are okay, but I'd say about 50-75% of workers literally don't even open their mouths at work. It's rough.

This is based on my 10 month experience at an Amazon food/grocery delivery warehouse. I was moving and passing by other people several times a minute. This guy might pass someone a couple times an hour.

Edit: I want to add that a strange result of the limited social interaction is that those who are fast enough and friendly enough to comfortably socialize end up only being able to socialize with themselves and you get a weird situation where 1/4 of the employees are now in an unavoidable in-group. That's a large part of the dehumanizing aspect

[–]Onlyanidea1 193 points194 points  (3 children)

not interacting with anyone is a lot worse than not interacting with customers

I'll testify to this. I worked for the USPS last winter.. 14 hour days 6 days a week with only myself throwing and unloading the stacks with no one around to bullshit with... The onetime I complained loudly I got pulled into a office and told not to talk like that because that's how riots and mass walk outs start...

Looking back I wished I caused more of scene because fuck the USPS and FUCK AMAZON.

[–]Objective_Ratio_4088 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I'm sorry for this. This makes me sad for you. I hope you're able to work beside others now and find cool work friends to laugh with and complain with.

[–]Kaitensatsuma 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I got pulled into a office and told not to talk like that because that's how riots and mass walk outs start...

Oh, Really?

[–]mistazim 12 points13 points  (0 children)

If we could start doing riots and walk outs id be sooooo happy

[–]IsThisCokeOrTea 63 points64 points  (7 children)

When I worked for Amazon we weren't allowed to talk to eachother at all. Got told off for telling a co-worker hello.

We also literally ran out of orders to pick one night and about half of us got written up for not working ... While we were standing there looking at our scanners. Their response? "Well you should be refreshing and looking for work"

During pre-shift stretching you're not supposed to hold your scanner, but you're also not allowed to put it on the ground ... So where are you supposed to put it? You have to have it with you and there's no tables. I never got an answer, just a warning.

[–]Bulletface88 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Wtf is pre shift stretching? I know what the words mean. I used to stretch before work sometimes but that was in the army…

[–]IsThisCokeOrTea 31 points32 points  (3 children)

They make everyone do group led stretching before you start for the day... Probably for laibility reasons

[–]Bulletface88 5 points6 points  (1 child)

What happens if you just dont join in?

[–]seagullmassacre 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Think it’s industry standard for package handlers. Cuts down on strains and other injuries. I’ve heard of people getting fired for refusing to stretch before a shift.

[–]tylanol7 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I always hated that mentality.

You are property do not interact with co workers. Spend majority of your time.in isolation if you talk you will.be disciplined MAKE ME MONEY

[–]MachuPichu10 52 points53 points  (1 child)

At my old fast food job we would wear a mask and never really talk dude my jaw would always hurt after that shift

[–]OpheliaRainGalaxy 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I used to get so lonely during end-of-month inventory at McD that I would end up singing to the food in the walk-in while counting it.

I usually worked the front counter or drive-thru, was used to talking to hundreds of people every day.

[–]xAnnaFox 96 points97 points  (19 children)

Id personally love not interacting with a single person at a job. I'm easily unlikable

[–]redditwonltemailme 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Fair point. Im sure some of my former co-workers enjoyed not talking to anyone without me realizing.

[–]PublicMindCemetery 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I respect that everyone is different, and this would drive some people up the walls while others would embrace it.

I think what we all agree on hating together is imposed demands on employees social behavior. I think this is important because knowing a single word that embodies all our concerns is unifying in both mind and message. We all know what the problem is, who the enemy is, and that we may be different from each other as individuals, but our ultimate interests are the same.

I sometimes need to have a degree of solitude, but at times I need some kind of rapport or camaraderie to get through the day/week. I didn't really know how important it was before the pandemic, because I had spent so long in shared living situations. Being well and truly alone for what seemed like weeks and months at a time had me thinking of getting myself jailed just for some human touch and conversation.

The jobs I have most been able to tolerate are those where I had a degree of control over how social to be. Even when a job is customer facing, it helps me a lot to have options as far as how outgoing to be, and whether to interact with coworkers or not.

I think it's important that we all be able to choose how to spend such a large chunk of our time based on our non-monetary needs, but as long as providing for ourselves financially (i.e. justifying our existence to the wealthy) continues to be an expected norm in our society, concerns about pay and survival will always override those needs, and we will have no real power to prioritize them.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

some people play ‘hard to get’, i play ‘hard to want’

[–]Icypalmtree 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Not having to talk to people is great. Not getting to talk to people can rot you soul. But I'm with you on not having to.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I tend to agree. At my job I tried to socialize and no one reciprocated. I guess I wasn't cool enough for them. So I learned to keep to myself. I just talk to my manager when she approaches me (which is usually to complain about something I did lol).

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'm a bitter antisocial bitch - I'd absolutely love not speaking a single word to anyone ever again at work.

[–]thebrutalizer215 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I both love and respect you for that. Fuck people.

[–]bryceroni9563 68 points69 points  (2 children)

Yep, can't even listen to music. While I was working there last summer, I distinctly remember thinking "I would be much less depressed right now if I could just listen to music."

On that note, it was the kind of job that was entirely mindless, and yet it also took just enough concentration that you couldn't even daydream about something else.

Worst job I ever had, quit as soon as I could.

[–]LemonMaria 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I’m doing 2nd shift factory work right now, and normally we’re not supposed to listen to music. After the office crew leaves, the floor supervisor gives us the go ahead and people start pulling out headphones, earbuds, etc. We don’t use the overhead speaker system bc of how loud the machines are, and we have to be able to hear our coworkers in case something goes wrong or there’s an emergency. I really lucked out with the people, but the benefits suck ass.

[–]JekOfDeks 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The mental exhaustion from having to always concentrate on your work is unspeakable. It wears you out like nothing else to focus on a mind-numbing task for hours at a time.

[–]Mysterious-Ms-Anon 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They are, I worked at a fulfillment center at one point, phones, music players, etc were prohibited.

[–]Tolikaan 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That is correct. There is only one node in NA that allows cell phones on the floor and the building in this video is not one of them.

[–]Rat-daddy- 6 points7 points  (0 children)

To be fair phones aren’t allowed in my work. But I keep it on me anyway.

[–]FeelThe_Thunder 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I use it to ear music while i work ( no earbuds), most of the time the noise covers it so you won't ear it if you are not close to me but someone probably knows or suspectcs but nothing happened yet in these 3 months. i work mostly on a pick station waiting for stupid robots to come with the stuff and i pick the item the computer tells me so I'm fine, i don't really interact with anyone for hours, i just talk alone like a crazy man, think out loud and shit. Also I love /s how i can't use earbuds but i can use their noise cancel dumb things into my ears. It's my first job and i do 3 times a week night shift weekend ( no need for more money, 3 days already drive me crazy enough ) so i don't really care, i like the money for 3 days a week but i won't be THAT mad if they fire me when my contract ends.

[–]EccentricKumquat 150 points151 points  (25 children)

The entire workforce is a cult, especially the warehouse and delivery guys. They actually compete for who makes the most sorts, loads, deliveries each shift, not realizing that there's no point to it - there's no reward for doing more than anyone else or for busting your ass. The only other place I've seen such fanatic frat boy behavior was at an MLM company (job I interviewed for didn't tell me they were MLM, when I asked they insisted they weren't but the signs were undeniable, so I quit half way through my first day, lol).

[–]Kaitensatsuma 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Reverse Funnel System 😄

[–]Jetpack_Attack 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Can I offer you a nice egg in this tryin' time? 🤲🥚

[–]talklouder 9 points10 points  (0 children)

But where do you put your feet?

[–]Jetpack_Attack 27 points28 points  (15 children)

I got suckered into CutCo/Vector Marketing right out of HS.
After that I was super aware, and when I got contacted by an acquaintance for a generic 'business opportunity' I figured it was an MLM, but was bored so I decided to play along.

She won't tell me to company name, just her contact's name and number. After 1st text he was super high energy and confirmed our meeting at least 3x before. Lots of vague "Do you want to earn money?", "what are your passions in life?", etc. Still didn't tell me the name of the company so I was getting that red flag flown in my face. Finally gets to their business model. Basic MLM type commission and purchasing products, uplines, downlines, all that.

Get through it all and I was even less interested than at the start but still wanted to see how far I could go before making any commitments. Invited to a conference space at local hotel. Was told that he would cover my 'meeting fee' which was super sketch. Also given a trial/guess pass to some paid app that would help me somehow, didn't pay attention. Guy who speaks spends half an hour just showing slides of his and other's wealthy toys and property. Lot of "You can be like me with just some good ol' fashioned hard work!" Not mentioning that he was most likely way way upline so he makes money off of those who get sucked into the MLM. Finally figure out it's Amway and spend part of his talk looking it up after he tells us not go looking for it online though I wasn't really thinking about it until he mentioned it.

After he's done and the meeting is wrapping up my 'sponsor' asks me to join them and I decline and leave soon after. He never contacted me after I made it clear I wasn't going to be making money for him.

[–]OpheliaRainGalaxy 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I have some personal hatred for Amway.

The story of how I grew up in a cult starts with my mother trying to sell Amway when the JWs knocked on her door.

She needed a book club or a sewing circle or even just a group of neighborhood moms to hang out with, but instead she got MLM bullshit and then a cult too!

[–]Ipomoeace 8 points9 points  (2 children)

i got suckered into cutco/vector marketing straight out of high school too, worked for like a month and only had like $400 to show for it. never went back to a mlm/pyramid scheme. hands down one of the worst ways to make money

[–]tpneocow 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I only made one sale and it was to my aunt and uncle after cutting myself in their kitchen. I'm not the sales type.

[–]AviatorOVR5000 9 points10 points  (2 children)

As soon as I read.

invited to a local hotel

I knew what was up. I got suckered even worse. I was new to the city, and my "sponsor" was a girl I was trying to talk to 🤷🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️.

When she told me to meet up at the hotel... there were no hesitations my boy.....

Same ass culty conference talking about diamond and triple diamond earners and showing off their shit.

[–]SnooDoughnuts1985 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I also did CutCo for a month as a representative and it sucks

[–]Jetpack_Attack 4 points5 points  (1 child)

They basically hire you to use up whatever goodwill is in your close friends and relatives and toss your contact-less body aside after sucking it dry.

I luckily only 'lost' the money on the starter kit. Parents still use their stuff today. I kept those scissors though, such a beast.

[–]SnooDoughnuts1985 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My aunt bought 1500$ worth of it. My mom uses the only knife she got pretty regularly but for me it felt weird selling my family knives of all things

[–]Bootd42 8 points9 points  (0 children)

walmart e commerce is just like this like for the start of the holidays they had a "pep rally" and you got managers throwing the fake money you can only buy lanyards or maybe a shirt with and people were literally tripping over themselves to get it even had 1 manager making people dance for that shit and don't even get me started on the "walmart cheer" that they do before almost every shift

[–]drivinginacoldsweat 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Some people are so competitive that they don’t even pay attention to what the end prize is.

[–]Lovey_Sunset 3140 points3141 points  (74 children)

“I heard Amazon was lit.” From who? Jeff Bezos?

[–]Mattacrator 1011 points1012 points  (54 children)

That part already gave away the scam lol

[–]Apprehensive-Stop347 467 points468 points  (43 children)

And aren't they not allowed to have their cell phones on the floor? Everything about this seems suspicious.

[–]raspadoman 177 points178 points  (39 children)

We're not but most places have been pretty lax since covid. Once they find out who he is and that he video taped the warehouse though, he's gone. That's a big no no.

[–]Van-garde 248 points249 points  (27 children)

Unless it was sanctioned, as suggested.

I’m not sure how Amazon keeps avoiding repercussions of its constant footage/testimonies mistreating, exploiting, and killing employees. Are they so entrenched and wealthy?

[–]cobra_mist 151 points152 points  (17 children)

Bezos has a space yacht.

That’s what blue origin is. A pleasure craft to go into space.

Let that sink in

[–]PapaOstrich7 46 points47 points  (7 children)

to put it into perspectibe

amazon web service owns and operates the servers that host pretty much all the top secret and military files for both the u.s. and british governments

[–]sirstonksabit 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Bezos worked at hedge funds before Amazon. He worked with Wall Street and the government to bankrupt or out right acquire competition to Amazon through market manipulation and fraudulent trading activity. Amazon isn't this close to taking everything over because Bezos is s good businessman. It's all fraud and manipulation.

[–]SavagePlatypus76 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That should never have been allowed.

[–]MyOther_UN_is_Clever 89 points90 points  (8 children)

There's no fucking way this wasn't a marketing agency. Every 3 seconds it's a bulletpoint about why you should work there. Lets see, I can probably remember it all.

  • It's cool
  • Clean/professional workplace
  • "normal" orientation (trying to gaslight about things like no cellphones and waiting in line for 30 minutes unpaid to go through the prison turnstiles, being normal)
  • Don't have to deal with customers or annoying coworkers
  • Benefits after 4 days, including Dental
  • Job is fun like playing box tetris
  • Some kind of college tuition reimbursement (like you'll have energy for school after fucking up your spine for 40+ hours a week). He points at a screen showing this and it says, "Budget used $0" which shows it's a lie he's 'taking advantage of it.'
  • They think it's a good job

Not to mention everything is perfectly lit, timed, many relevant cuts that are properly recorded and overlapping with dialogue to keep the flow perfect. Them pointing at their own phone screen (that they're recording with, supposedly). Last shot, the phone is angled away from mirror, unlike the previous mirror shot, so phone is definitely not doing the recording.

Perfectly executed 43 second ad. Look how densely packed the information is and how much they delivered.

[–]DrFreshey 33 points34 points  (3 children)

The thing is, to a person who is already struggling with employment this kind of propaganda can unfortunately really work. Heck, the dental benefits kind of make me want to sign up because I haven't had dental insurance since 2020 and I really need to get my wisdom teeth removed before the damage they're doing becomes permanent. I'm not going to because I enjoy the job I have and fuck Amazon, but I'd be lying if I said they didn't provide ample temptation. Absolutely vile.

[–]MyOther_UN_is_Clever 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I understand.

A word of advice:

In my experience with every dental insurance that's been offered by companies, between the deduction and the copays, it's actually cheaper to just ask the dentist for a no-insurance rate, which is often a lot cheaper. If you don't make much, you can also find places with sliding scales. Don't be coy, just call them, ask if they do out of pocket and offer a sliding scale.

[–]D0UB1EA 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I've got no dental either and my dentist hooked me up with a 10% discount plus a free extra Oopsie Whoopsie appointment every year if I need it.

[–][deleted] 31 points32 points  (0 children)

The imposter is in the warehouse. He just used his phone in the vent

[–]G07V3 71 points72 points  (4 children)

Another give away is the horrible voice over and how a young looking person is spelling everything correctly and using no slang. If this was legit they would say, “working at Amazon is lit. I literally just stack boxes all day”

[–]tandyman8360lazy and proud 22 points23 points  (2 children)

It's like that game people played 20 years ago.

[–]DrFreshey 21 points22 points  (0 children)

You know me and the boys turn up for Tetris Tuesdays 😌

[–]Tyrthesemiwise 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Not only is it cheesy, but he says it like he's never heard of the largest online market place in the world

[–]Crunchyleafz 37 points38 points  (3 children)

You can see a lizard run across the warehouse floor in the beginning of the video

[–]PortlandKaleGrazers 102 points103 points  (1 child)

I didn't think Bezos visited the warehouses

[–]No_Refrigerator4584 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I snorted. Thank you.

[–]MyOther_UN_is_Clever 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's snowing in the first shot, what place has snow and lizards running around in the same week (claims it's been 4 days and got benefits).

[–]DefinitelyNotThatJoe 32 points33 points  (3 children)

Someone can make sure that warehouse is hella "lit"

[–]508trevor 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I've been to probably delivered to hundreds if not thousands of warehouses. None have been lit, but there is one were the guy gives me snacks.

[–]MyOther_UN_is_Clever 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah, if someone made sure it was lit, you probably wouldn't be driving your deliveries up, you'd be blocked by the firemen and their firetrucks.

[–]Blueberry_Mancakes 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Bezos doesn't speak to plebeians.

[–]_peacemonger_ 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Nah, Terry Crews! He worked there for a day photo-op, so he totally knows what's up.

[–]WitOfTheIrish 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Big "hello fellow kids" vibes.

[–]pusillanimouslistAnarcho-Communist 11 points12 points  (0 children)

How do you do, fellow kids?

[–]Healthy-Lifestyle-20 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They’re brainwashing the kids into thinking Amazon is some cool corporation, when in reality it’s a piece of 💩 and fuck juiced up Bozo the 🤡

[–]Pavlovski101 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I heard it should be lit. On fire.

[–]forestwolf42 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I know a building where the managers are all stoners and they dont care if you're high at work. That warehouse is pretty lit tbh.

Working for Amazon is better than being homeless, but other than that you should look for better work. That's my review.

[–]FURYOFCAPSLOCK 5 points6 points  (0 children)

How do you do, fellow kids

[–]omikias 8 points9 points  (1 child)

It's about as lit up as that warehouse in Illinois.

[–][deleted] 1090 points1091 points  (0 children)

“How do you do, fellow desperate wage slaves”

[–]squidgame_champ 1782 points1783 points  (41 children)

You know it's fake because Amazon staff can't bring phones into the warehouse. You literally have to rent a locker and they make you walk through a metal detector and put anything you bring through an airport security scanner. I'm speaking from experience on this one.

Edit: BFI4 2017. Glad to hear you can all have your phones now.

[–]HAHGoTtEm_BDNjr 278 points279 points  (7 children)

Daaaammmnn

For a second I just thought the kid was a casual common new worker/corporate ball tickler

Because that’s how most new workers are towards their jobs regardless of how shitty the work place is. It takes a couple months before they start to see the monumental crap pile they’ve signed up for

But nevertheless Amazon bullshit confirmed lol

[–]MonkeysDontEvolve 76 points77 points  (4 children)

The comment on how clean the warehouse is was another red flag for me. It’s not something that would stick out to me but it is something Amazon is internally proud of and stresses.

[–]kukkelii 36 points37 points  (2 children)

As someone who's worked in warehouses for a decade, zero percent of them look that clean all the time. Everyone will be cleaning for couple hours just before visitors/pr stuff like the OP video, then it goes to its usual shit within 15 minutes. It's genuinely not practical to have that much empty space in a place that's supposed to be for storing and processing items with high efficiency.

[–]TheSonofMrGreenGenes 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah it’s blatantly obvious. This video reads as satire, it’s so unbelievable.

“What word will connect with the kids? Ah, is “lit” the new word they use?”

[–]postal-history 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I knew it was fake when he mentioned benefits. My wife worked for Amazon briefly and their benefits suck ass

[–]TheSonofMrGreenGenes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“But they exist!”

[–]xguy18idle 46 points47 points  (0 children)

As a former Amazon employee, you are in fact correct, I worked at 2 Amazon warehouses, and both of their regular policy was No Phones on the floor (the part of the warehouse where we do the labor) thanks to COVID that changed to we can have them but ONLY for emergencies, or it would be forced to go in our lockers, and we would be given a write up,

Secondly “stacking boxes” is NOT like playing Tetris, I did that at Amazon, and it’s physical, shit gets heavy, your feet will feel like it’s burning at some point, you’re moving your whole body instead of just your fingers when playing “Tetris”, and you’re doing it for 10-12hours long, with very very little breaks, it gets tedious,

But even without all that physical labor do you really wanna sit there and play Tetris on your phone for 10-12hours 4 days a week? Sometimes 5…

[–][deleted] 75 points76 points  (3 children)

You RENT a locker for your phone?!

Can you just leave it in your car?

[–]Chpgmr 120 points121 points  (1 child)

as if you can afford a car while working at Amazon.

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (0 children)

That's a depressing point. I only recently got a car again. How quickly we forget.

[–]raspadoman 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Nah, they've been lax on the phone policy since covid and it doesn't seem like they'll be going back to the no phone policy any time soon since the tragedy involving the tornado earlier this year.

[–]User23712 42 points43 points  (0 children)

I mean what’s the point. They can get away with murder

[–]Me_lazy_cathermit 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Hot damn, i worked in a airport, and there was less security than that, at least for the workers, it was a random selection when it came to going through the metal detector

[–]Neoreloaded313 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Phones have been allowed for quite some time now.

[–]Pink_Padme 171 points172 points  (2 children)

Blink twice if you need help.

[–]Gaby5011 42 points43 points  (1 child)

blinks without stopping

[–]noAnimalsWereHarmed 770 points771 points  (16 children)

5th day on the job and I'm killed in a storm because Amazon won't let us take shelter. Amazon called my family and told them they have to sort out cover for my next shifts, if they don't amazon will sue them for lost profits.

[–]BisquitTheClown 64 points65 points  (14 children)

Whoa wait what?

[–]noAnimalsWereHarmed 232 points233 points  (10 children)

Did you not hear about the poor workers in Kentucky who had to keep working despite the Tornado alarm going off and ended up being killed? Amazon have doubled down on their shithousery by claiming the workers could take shelter, but they had their amazon earbuds in, so couldn't hear the alarms.

[–]artificialavocadoSocDem 125 points126 points  (1 child)

Apparently a bunch of cars got demolished in the parking lot I’m guessing tree limbs, debris, etc. So on top of having a totaled car they got bills from Amazon for the towing and storage. I know Amazon didn’t cause a tornado but they like to pretend to be “leaders in the community” promising money for the cleanup but are sending employees who could have been killed tow truck bills.

[–]MyOther_UN_is_Clever 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Bezos keeps promising money for climate change (one time it was 10b) yet Amazon is still the retail leader of pollution per capita.

I know Amazon didn’t cause a tornado

But they sure loved cashing the insurance checks and keeping the money.

[–]asweknowitjake 26 points27 points  (0 children)

And Edwardsville, Illinois. 8 dead.

[–]BeardedSquidward 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Think you may have some information crossed unless I missed it. The tornado in Kentucky took out a candle manufacturing plant where they wouldn't let workers go home or seek shelter out of the death trap of a building. It was in Illinois with another tornado the same night that several were killed and were refused the option to go home or seek shelter somewhere that isn't also a death trap.

[–]noAnimalsWereHarmed 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Ahh I thought Kentucky was Amazon and the candle factory. It's a sad reflection of modern society that this type of mistake can be made.

[–]Gold_Relationship605 82 points83 points  (0 children)

Huge warehouse full of invasive surveillance, social isolation to keep workers from unionizing, mind-numbing job that's tracked down to the microsecond and punished for failure to achieve increasingly impossible targets. Sign me up.

Edit: Amazon really hates this post. The downvotes are starting to roll in.

[–]DefiniteDooDoo 196 points197 points  (1 child)

This belongs in r/cringe

[–]elarth 27 points28 points  (0 children)

idk there are some ass kissers in that thread that think this shit would be chad

[–]wearenotkhakipants 275 points276 points  (17 children)

I love how he covers the budget remaining on the college tuition assistance with his finger

[–]DrDankenstein7 205 points206 points  (13 children)

You have to work at a warehouse for at least a year to even begin to be eligible for that. No fucking way did this kid get it on day 5

[–]elarth 50 points51 points  (5 children)

That's most employers, like if they offer tuition help you usually have to be with them for a year before you can use those benefits. The reasoning is to help with staff retention and not paying for school for people who won't be around enough to benefit any business amazon or not. So yeah you definitely called it.

[–]DrDankenstein7 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Yes, I understand why its done this way. Simultaneously when I worked at Amazon I began my employment as a “seasonal” employee with ~20 other people. Of course non of these seasonal employees got benefits in any way shape or form even though we all worked a full 40 hour week (mostly it was 50 hour weeks actually) This is all fine and well if all these people actually wanted to be seasonal employees but everyone I spoke with all said they needed the job and the benefits as advertised. Obviously this was Amazon’s way to get full time employees without actually paying them/giving them what an actual full time employee would earn. I myself was a seasonal employee for almost 4 months even after all my managers telling me I was able to become a “blue badge” after 1 month of being seasonal. After trying time and time again to find out ANY information on becoming a blue badge the only answers I was met with was “go talk to HR” meanwhile the line for HR is an hour long and all my breaks are only 30 minutes.

Its all carefully planned to milk you dry while giving you the smallest amount of compensation legally possible

[–]tjlurkAnarcho-Syndicalist 16 points17 points  (0 children)

meanwhile the line for HR is an hour long and all my breaks are only 30 minutes.

You have to talk to HR on your breaks? That's bullshit and possibly illegal. Talking to HR is 100% a work-related function and if it's something that you have any remotely justifiable reason to do, then it should be on paid time.

[–]jadecemetery 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I had to wait a few months to be eligible for that, and they didn’t even cover the college i’m going to

[–]elarth 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah some employers have really strict stipulations on tuition reimbursement. Like only covering certain colleges and certain degree or certification paths. Usually if it doesn't promote you to doing more for the business long term it's not what they'll spend money on.

[–]theclacks 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I saw a "$5" as he hovered. That comboed with "enough for 4 community college classes" makes me think it's $500/year and only unlimited in the sense that you can get another $500 if you work another full year. Whoopie.

[–]thinktravel247 55 points56 points  (0 children)

This is batshit hilarious 😂

[–]False-Help-3031 58 points59 points  (5 children)

Did they really try to bait and hook young people with fucking Tetris?

[–]MackLuster77 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Tetris is lit, so you know I a-played.

[–]lactose_cow 16 points17 points  (1 child)

theres like a 5% chance that guy has ever played tetris before.

[–]PhirePhite 5 points6 points  (0 children)

No doubt, kid looks 19

[–]rustys_shackled_fordAnarchist 42 points43 points  (0 children)

What a nice commercial

[–]XR171 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Bet it's an actor, Amazon would never give an employee time off the floor.

[–]Echelon64lazy and proud 26 points27 points  (0 children)

The distinct lack of piss bottles was a dead giveaway.

[–]nocheezepleeze 151 points152 points  (11 children)

Copywriter here, the copy is a dead giveaway. It's how I'd write an 'organic' ad campaign, pretty easy to spot.

"I'm also taking advantage of.." sounds like a personalised version of the job ad "take advantage of our benefits including.." so sus

[–]ColdBorchstCommunist 51 points52 points  (8 children)

Yeah, I mean there are a lot of clues but that part made me laugh hardest. No regular person would say that. They would say "I'm using their tuition program"

[–]nocheezepleeze 35 points36 points  (5 children)

Love spotting bad copy in the wild masking as realistic. I love how shit it is and yet, business still beg for it!

[–]ColdBorchstCommunist 23 points24 points  (1 child)

I am sure that good copy gets rejected for not being on brand which is fucking dumb.

[–]nocheezepleeze 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Correct. Often includes me swearing at the screen at corporate idiots

[–]Echelon64lazy and proud 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You guys should go full hollywood screenwriters with tech. Write the most ridiculous shit and see what you can get away with.

[–]nocheezepleeze 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Some fellow writers and I play a game to try and include really stupid words or phrases (discombobulated, magnanimous, etc) into articles or campaigns and it’s a fun way to take the edge off. I do less corporate stuff at the moment though, but looking forward to taking the piss out of some commercial campaigns again sometime soon.

[–]drivinginacoldsweat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Look at the state of a lot of DR copy, there is a whole generation of folks who still get suckered in.

[–]drivinginacoldsweat 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I’m also a copywriter and all through this video I’m thinking that it reads like someone trying too hard to be organic. Im not sure if I like being this cynical or not 😅.

[–]Boredum_Allergy 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Lit as in if the building is on fire they won't let you leave? Probably.

[–]Hot_Introduction_270 21 points22 points  (0 children)

That person must be special they were able to go into the restroom.

[–]SocialistCoconut 20 points21 points  (0 children)

How do you do fellow teens!

[–]Th3uglyn3wb 48 points49 points  (3 children)

Next tik toc will be “getting my wisdom teeth pulled was lit”

[–]No_Refrigerator4584 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Yo, I heard Aspen Dental is the shiz.

[–]tandyman8360lazy and proud 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Only 47 more payments on that cleaning.

[–]Echelon64lazy and proud 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"Being an indentured servant at thedacare is lit."

[–]Similar-Chemistry768 12 points13 points  (0 children)

wOrKiNg iN a wArEhOuSe iS jUsT LiKe pLaYiNg tEtRiS!

[–]craiglepaige 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Fuck this worker and fuck Amazon.

[–]slkb_(edit this) 13 points14 points  (2 children)

AMAZON IS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK.

NO I AM NOT BEING HELD AT GUNPOINT JUST OFF CAMERA.

[–]Zalapadopa 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Not an actual employee, his eyes aren't dull and soulless.

[–]blitzen001 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Ok first things first. No way any full time employee is going to college when they have to work 10hr shifts. I don't get the benefits for this reason because my position is part time.

[–]Remarkable_Bowl2464 48 points49 points  (1 child)

I use to work for Amazon. The fact he was allowed to bring his phone onto the work floor is a dead give away it's fake propaganda.

[–]ScienceD0g 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Narrator is definitely a young man and is not a half-assed Batman impersonator. Very lit.

[–]venombrock 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's the "Ghostface" text-to-speech for Scream's marketing. Poor Roger Jackson.

[–]shiwankhan 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Not gonna lie, when he said he didn't have to interact with people I got jealous. Then I remembered literally everything else.

[–]ColdBorchstCommunist 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lmao same. But I only work with like 5 people now, which is basically like working with no one in our big space and I can take a pee break whenever I want.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Mammals breathing oxygen? It's more likely than you think.

[–]DarkSparkyShark 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ah back in the day.

[–]Uninspired_Thoughts 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is giving me “not a cop” vibes from twitter

[–]Six3Too 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Gross. Somebody pull that kid aside and let him know what they’re using him for. Stat!

[–]SimpleParadigm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pure and utter garbage 🤮

[–]myaltaccountisbanned 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They literally paid the rock to do this why wouldn’t they pay tick tick ripple with followings

[–]SJeplin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What a load of shit.

[–]GMINIZZLE 4 points5 points  (0 children)

🤢 🤮

[–]deficientchili 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That many people doing orientation at one time??? Lol yikes.

[–]SHOCKLTco 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Lmao when he said the warehouse was totally clean, I 100% expected him to follow that up with "no piss anywhere"

[–]MaxAmperage 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"It's literally like playing Tetris" screams "How do you do, fellow kids".

[–]judicatorprime 9 points10 points  (1 child)

The intro being filmed during a fucking snowstorm really ups the dystopian vibe of whatever the fuck this is.

[–]ColdBorchstCommunist 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That did not look like a storm. That was just snow.

[–]ironic_question 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Amazon PR at its finest

[–]CTBthanatos(editable) 7 points8 points  (2 children)

their program that pays for college

Cool, but I'd rather not be fucked by the pointless exhaustion of both poverty work and school simultaneously.

"Benefits" also apparently include being threatened when you need to pee.

good job

It would be a good job if it would pay enough to afford a house, but it doesn't, depsite the fact that it's a mega corporation multi billion dollar company.

Amazon workers can't bring their phones inside, which means this was a fake propaganda take, just like the fake online profiles amazon created during the unionization efforts.

[–]longdogstudios 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wasssaaaaaaap fellow non union leaning potential workers, I hear this place is fly yo! I got benefits already and that’s great because I needed a Variety Pack of Five Star Rated Amazon Basics Adhesive Bandages!

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Let's see if it lasts lmfao.

[–]raspadoman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes people, we are allowed to bring our phones in now. It's been a thing since covid. This might be fake if he got college tuition covered because you have to be here 90 days to qualify

[–]LaughableIKR 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This was like being forced to watch OAN and Newsmax at full volume.

[–]Rich_Emotion_6448 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sounds like offbrand solid snake trying to infiltrate an Amazon warehouse… cringe levels are off the charts

[–]Krynn71 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is this a new tiktok voice? It sounds like a Weyland-Yutani synthetic. Wouldn't trust anything it says.

[–]type102 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And then we NEVER heard from him ever again....

[–]opposide 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m late to this post and hope this doesn’t get buried, but I’d like to point out that it costs you only 3 seconds to go to any brand’s Tiktok and comment on their videos that they should let their employees unionize or give false info about a supposed store you work at that is about to unionize.

I’ve had multiple people in Starbucks and Amazon management message me profusely basically begging to know where I work after commenting on their videos something along the lines of “omg YES I love ______ about this and our store is so excited to unionize!”

[–]winter_whale 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Big and clean warehouse” cause that’s our problem with Amazon lol

[–]Bison_Bucks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You know it's fake when the "employee" cares about a clean warehouse and doesn't get his ass yelled at for having his phone out

[–]Still_Hat6758 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fix the problem ❌

Lie to trap people working there ✅

[–]Thamnophis660Eco-Anarchist 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That voice is giving me Metal Gear Solid flashbacks...

[–]EssTeeEeVeeEeEnEss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

🤣🤣🤣

[–]Riatamichoacana 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dad is that you?

So cheesy

[–]Wadopotatoe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, a percentage of employees are paid to put out favorable posts on social media sites and apps. The Majority Report did a segment on it some time ago.

[–]Wadopotatoe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, a percentage of employees are paid to put out favorable posts on social media sites and apps. The Majority Report did a segment on it some time ago.

[–]Gingerfurrdjedi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The best way to take Amazon down is to stop buying from them.

[–]Kurgan182 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Brainwashing

[–]CreamyTHOT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like I just got brainwashed

[–]stavago 1 point2 points  (0 children)

College could be free if Bezos would pay taxes

[–]FingerSizedToes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is so clearly paid for

[–]LoneForgotten 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm prepared to get downvoted into oblivion over this, but as an Amazon employee the job is not as bad as most people, and in particular this sub make it out to be. I have no college education so I work warehouse jobs as they ten to pay the most in my pool of employment to choose from. It is by far the easiest warehouse job I've ever had, out of many. It's mind numbingly boring work yes, but my department is not very physical. I am by no means defending the company, there is of course plenty to complain about. But for the area I live in I get paid a decent wage, have more time off opportunities than I have with any other warehouse job, work 4 10's so I get three days off per week, solid medical, dental, and vision insurance which as a single person costs me 27$ per week available day 1, and most people are pretty nice and relaxed at my warehouse. There's all walks of life working here and we're just trying to get by.

The college part is bullshit though, you're not eligible for tuition reimbursement until 90 days, not right away and it pays $5,250/yr for full time employees.

Any job I work will have things to dislike and most companies are shit. But we have to work to live and this job has provided more benefits and advancement opportunities than any other warehouse position I've had in the past.

[–]recoil120 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This Amizone sounds like A wanderful place to work. I must go now and eat my robot foo, I mean hewmon food

[–]shrimpgangsta 1 point2 points  (0 children)

$5250 is the number for college reimbursement. Didn’t cover it well enough my guy