Warehouses: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


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Published: 2 weeks ago
It’s easy to buy things online, and even easier not to think about how they get to you. John Oliver discusses what happens when you click “buy now.”

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2 days ago

The sad thing is that 5 years from now, 10 max, order pickers don't exist anymore. 440k jobs lost.

2 days ago

Capitalism can be tacky, but it's effective. And nobody forces anybody to work in warehouses.

2 days ago

It finally happened people!
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/16/dont-flush-your-drugs-mkay-police-warn-of-the-possibility-of-meth-gators

2 days ago

We got here by squeezing the people lowest on the ladder. Isn't that the whole concept of America?

2 days ago

Wait why don't you have persons assigned to certain sections and have a bathroom close to each section? Would that be that more expensive?

2 days ago

The likes of Amazon needs breaking the HELL up. On top of humane treatment of workers.

2 days ago

YEAH, he is 20, and should be ashamed to be in that physical condition, I'm 50 and i'm in better shape than him...

2 days ago

Not one thing in space in the next 50 years will justify the ruin left on Earth.

2 days ago

bull and oxen

2 days ago

I'm seeing analogy here...USA is like Amazon and the countries they are trying to "promote democracy" (Iraq, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria...) are their employees.

Both have income and high standard thanks to their employees and don't care about them.
Amazon employee treatment is nothing new, why are we supprized?

2 days ago

Jeff Bezos is the real life Dr. Evil 😄

2 days ago

I feel horrible I just literally ordered something last night and was able to get fast shipping for free

3 days ago

What's your problem with a competitive workplace? You Socialist?

3 days ago

Look into C&S wholesale grocers PLEASE. And no....I don't mean go view their website... I worked just over 5 years for this company... And it's working conditions are equally, if not worse to Amazon...😑👎

3 days ago

Honestly, Amazon never needed to expand past being an online book retailer. Even at that, it would have been better if they helped keep existing brick & mortar stores in business with an online logistics element. There is nothing like going into a book store. Forget about gen Z. The rest of us are old enough to remember that real stores were way cooler. RIP Radioshack, ToysRUs, Sears, and etc etc.

3 days ago

Oh god...My State is on Lastweektonight...this isn't good. D:

3 days ago

Amazon isn't even the cheapest place to buy stuff... I don't understand why people actually pay for Prime. Most everything I order, no matter where it comes from, makes it to my door in 3-4 days. If I need something faster than that, I'll just pick it up at the store when I run errands. I save hundreds of dollars a year, and still get everything I want.

3 days ago

I used to work at a UPS hub about 10 years ago, that was the hardest job I probably ever had. People at Amazon warehouses don't seem to have it as bad. My supervisor was a fuckin dick, I ended up quitting after just a few months. Oh and it was a union job. I would come home and my entire body ached from head to toe, and my back is still fucked up.

3 days ago

I worked at Amazon as a order picker back in 2015, I was told to do 100 orders an hour, and they act like your friends and they're not your friends, they questioned me went my orders per hour was 70, it was because my RF scanner the battery died and I had to walk quickly across the warehouse it was many blocks to the other side for a different RF Scanner, Sometimes the Security would give me a hard time they acted like I was going to steal stuff because my pants are baggy. After a few days of that crap, I quit, I became a Care Provider for the state of California and they paid me the same, and I got to help people, so I always feel it was a good choice.

3 days ago

Will someone from the network "news" divisions watch this show and learn how journalism is done.
It doesn't even have to be funny,.
Oh right Amazon and Wal-Mart are advertisers.
Never mind keep doing long lost sisters reunion stories and state troopers delivering babies on the interstate.

3 days ago

I worked at Amazon seasonally for 6 months. In ten hours you get a 30 minute break and two 15 minute breaks. That is more than enough time to be in the bathroom throughout the day and get enough to eat.

Timing the picks with a countdown in the gun doesn't always add up perfectly, but for every time you have 5 minutes to get from on side of the warehouse to the other, you probably have 30 picks that give you 30 seconds to travel for 10 seconds. The federal minimum wage doesn't affect Californians the way it does people from Indiana but Jon would still say it serves a valid purpose. The countdown is no different. Jon acts like business started monitoring productivity for the first time in the last 20 years.

Sometimes bear mace gets ran over. Errors happen, like when Jon said our infrastructure was crumbling as evidenced by our infrastructure ranking in the world without explaining that we have risen in those world infrastructure rankings thoughout the years. He also neglected to say what Denmark is doing or not doing to their roads that makes it so embarrassing to be edged by them.

That kid that said he couldn't make his rate and got fired.... I believe that he could have done it because other people have done it. There are morbidly obese and elderly people working there. It's not easy but what is nowadays. I talked to a woman at Kroger that says she walks 20 miles a day. I guess he can't work there either. Too bad because it's a union shop.

The training video is right. Customer obsession may sound creepy to a nitpicking smartass like Jon but give me a break. There is nothing wrong with serving customers. I noticed that speed and flexibility were not commented on probably because he know that they are in fact not associated with unions.

If you don't want the prize for pushing hard for an extra ten minutes then don't push for it. If they don't tell you what the prize is then just don't play that game. Simple.

3 days ago

Boycott Online Shopping - Support Workers Unions

3 days ago

Video games, microtransaction, and scumy business practices.

#johnoliver please make this growing wave of consumer manipulation of any age your next in depth speech. It is a topic that needs more attention as the industry has taken advantage of consumers around the globe (if you do, please research EA, they are the monolith of rancid b.s. and scumy business practices)

3 days ago

Damn looks like Amazon went after John

3 days ago

Yup. I used to do warehouse job. loading boxes into hot trucks in fl with no ac. everyday they thrown at least 5 wrong boxes into your conveyor belt and if you miss them, you get into trouble. 4 hours of work and 5 semi trucks to fill up.

3 days ago

In general a very well researched bit, but you forgot to mention why amazon is paying its workers 15 dollars an hour.
It is because Bernie Sanders and Ro Khanna threatened amazon with the stop bezos act. Before that amazon was paying its workers starvation wages

3 days ago

The sad thing is this is every warehouse, almost.

3 days ago

I rarely shop at amazon except for a few monthly magazines....now I never want to shop at Amazon ever again...refused the Black Friday shopping sales of July also!!!!

3 days ago

So, Bezos is an asshole for how he runs his company, but even worse, he sullies space travel.

3 days ago