Warehouses: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


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Published: 3 months 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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tbh I'd rather risk having to talk to a real life store employee than buy something online that I can't look at in person to be sure I actually want to buy it

2 hours ago

We're all dying, hahaha, that's all it is, laugh, right? The message pass better with laughter... Millions of jobs lost, hahaha, pedophiles and politicians, hahaha, war for money, hahaha, pesticides, hahaha, toxic water, hahaha, so on and so on...

5 hours ago

Innovation or trendsetting is accptable as long as their are proper government regulations in place to protect workers. A system of ethical capitalism begins with proper regulations that create proper fair comeptition and equal opportunity as well as protect workers. ( Tax laws are part of creating equal opportunity and fair competition for later generations.)

12 hours ago

For perspective, 17 miles a day is about on par with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Except back then the boss had to walk the 17 miles too. Now it's more like if Sacagawea had been the only one walking, and just sent letters back to Lewis and Clark reporting on her progress while they built giant vibrators for their egos with the "winnings."

15 hours ago

is amazon having this video blocked from being tweeted?

17 hours ago

I just learned that around 8 years ago an older lady(customer) once died in the store I work in because of the heat. Still got no air conditioning. I knew the company doesn't care about the workers. But I thought they would at least care about the customers. I guess I was wrong

1 day ago

I knew a girl who worked for Amazon in the warehouse.  She had to watch out for the robots, because they don't have sensors on them like garage doors do, that would stop them if they encountered something they shouldn't.  They just barrel on, and would knock into her.  Possibly she'd fall down and they'd fall on top of her. 

The first time she was seen (by a human) leaping out of the way of a robot she hadn't been alert enough to see, she was reprimanded.  The second time she was punished with a day off and a fine. 

The third time--yes, there was a third time.  She was fired. 

She'd worked there three weeks. 

Seems surreal--but very wave of the future.

1 day ago

Remember that Matt Damon movie Elysium from a few years ago? I remember seeing it, and during that factory scene where he gets critically injured, I leaned over to my nephew and said "that's exactly what warehouse & factory work are going to be like very soon, even worse than mill conditions in the Industrial Revolution." Well, here we are.

1 day ago

Just more lies from Corporate America, yet people wonder why a President from Corporate America is a liar?

1 day ago

Why are they all wearing safety vests?

2 days ago

I am never gonna use amazon again. I would rather pay more and be less convenient.

2 days ago

Sooo... 118b in wealth... why not take the 18b put 10 or more billion of that into your space program, take the 8 billion remaining from that 18 and live off it comfortably like a king till you die... and I dont know, maybe take the large left over 100b and invest it back into your own company for simple common sense things like infrastructure (more toilets per warehouse), air conditioning, medical insurance, MUCH LARGER wage increase, hiring more workers to reduce work stress, better logistic systems to reduce even more stress... and you'd still have what? 80billion left to umm and ahhhh over?... or why not take the 100b and give every one of your workers (as of typing this) $154,440 each?.. imagine what they'd all be able to do with that right?... RIGHT?

3 days ago

Presumptuous Pseudonym not all of that “118b” is profit..

2 days ago

The chick at 13:37 should quit Amazon and become a model.

3 days ago

This kind of thing was supposed to have only happened back in the un-enlightened 1900' s with sweat shop and child labor....now we live in the enlightened modern age! Bezos ought to be placed in his own work place for life moving packages without a piss break....ever.

3 days ago

Omg, im never ordering from amazon ever again, havent in like a year anyway so it seems an unnecessary service.

3 days ago

So I get that there may be a bit of laziness for people who order items that can be found locally, but when it comes to finding products you can only get overseas, the internet is the only way to go without purchasjng a plain ticket.

3 days ago

Bear mace exists?

4 days ago

As a guy who has worked much tougher jobs, for longer, and for way less, I have little sympathy for this.

4 days ago

Everyone come back to this video when amazon goes all robotic and it’s ‘amazon lays off needlessly’

4 days ago

I was coming off a basketball scholarship, health in my prime and when I started Amazon I struggled to get out of my car and walk to my door when I got home. My elite athletic body couldn’t even handle it. True story! And I couldn’t make rate on my best of days

4 days ago

I worked at Amazon and knew people there who had gone to college. It was really sad to see and I felt so bad for them.
It really is a terrible place to work

To put it in perspective I worked in one of the newer warehouses that have those little robots. We picked up to and over 400 items an hour, two 10 minutes breaks, one 30 minute lunch, and we were given about 20 minutes of what was called "Time off Task" for bathroom breaks, which depending on where you are in the building was enough for maybe 1 bathroom break over a 10 hour shift (10 hours a day, 4 days a week).

4 days ago

I am proud to say that after being a Prime member in both 2017 & 2018, I did not renew my membership at the beginning of 2019. The two times I ordered something this year, it was delivered in two weeks, not two days, and I am totally okay with that.

5 days ago

my brother has a Bachelor's degree in Biology.
He's been working at Amazon Fulfillment
for 4 years!

5 days ago

Warehouse work sucks. Especially during the summer....

6 days ago

Back breaking? Lol

6 days ago

They should just put their warehouse in china

6 days ago

Probably gonna get a lot of hate for this but... When it was mentioned that the employees have to walk several miles a day my first thought was "good, at least some people are getting the exercise they need"
:D

6 days ago

did you watch the video?

6 days ago

I know that Amazon has very shady practices and I do try to avoid using them when possible. However, as I do not drive and I have a 11-year-old autistic nonverbal son to care for, sometimes the ability to get my Christmas shopping and such done from home is a godsend. I will say this I have never bought any grocery or household product from there, I walk 25 minutes to the target near by.

6 days ago

18:29 If I had a billion dollars a year to show off, I would build a coral reef that would make the great wall of china look like a pubic hair stuck on a car tire.

1 week ago

interestingly Amazon does NOT actually get stuff to you on time at any cost - my wife has Amazon Prime and we have had packages delayed by as much as a week.

I'm not saying I am dissatisfied with the workers - but Amazon lies on every level.

1 week ago