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  1. Second Life Around

    November 2, 2019 5:42 am

    That ending just totally broke my heart I couldn't take it anymore it literally made me cry. I pray for that poor lady who's an innocent victim. Lord Yahusha (Jesus) please continue to have this companies twisted and corrupt business practices exposed. And please bring your holy justice against those responsible within Amazon for these evil acts and illegal business practices. In Yahusha's name I pray. Amen!

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  2. Work Account

    November 2, 2019 10:06 am

    I work sitting down in front of computer screens all day. I've been with my employer for many years and have over 6 months of sick days accrued. Recently i've been having really bad headaches and vision issues and have been taking days off here and there but am not getting better. My doctor is telling to take more breaks which is not always possible. I know 6 months sounds crazy excessive, but anyways I've heard my employer is stingy limits planned leaves to 10 days. I don't have Short Term Disability, but do have long term disability that would start in 6 month. I have not asked for it, but can my employer terminate me while I apply for a leave of absence? If so what happens to my LTD? How many days can i expect my doctor to ask for? and will my employer continue to approve consecutive leaves before they challenge it. How much would a Short Term leave plan have helped me? and can I sue if they don't pay my days off or terminate me? Can I maintain my LTD plan through Cobra if they terminate me?

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  3. HipHopGoneViral

    November 3, 2019 6:38 pm

    When the lady tried to fake cry at the end LOL "that's my back" "that's someone's arm" nah bruh that's horrible acting 😂😂

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  4. Bboy. Tony

    November 9, 2019 10:54 am

    Worked there for 2 weeks and I already just wanna leave, also my first paycheck was a stud, only $467 for 80 hours?

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  5. THANH HOA LE

    November 11, 2019 11:09 am

    I heard a lot of people complained about Amazon at their work places. They make people work too hard , but still don't treat their employees fair at all. They make people work like slaves. Not good Amazon !

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  6. Cc Bernadin

    November 12, 2019 3:22 am

    This so f—ked up .. America is in trouble, these billion $ companies are allowed to abuse people & it is seen as normal .. I can’t wait to leave the retail industry, I hate it.. In my company, we aren’t even allowed to talk about Unions , it’s literally so disheartening to want to work for a good company & have such few choices, especially here in Florida..

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  7. Farid Vargas

    November 12, 2019 4:52 am

    another worst job out there and please people never ever plan to work there is the post office a fuching disgrace place to work management is very very terrible

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  8. ꧁༺Arrogant Bastard༻꧂

    November 13, 2019 4:01 am

    A technical recruiter from Amazon reached out to me yesterday for a position as a software engineer. I recently signed an offer letter for a different company so I was going to politely decline anyway, but hearing these stories about how the fulfillment center employees are treated makes me less likely to consider them in the future.

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  9. NOVA RACER

    November 13, 2019 2:12 pm

    MAYBE ? SHE SHOULD '' LOSE SOME WEIGHT'' THAT WOULS SURELY HELP HER IN PERFORMING HER JOB AND HELP HER FEEL BETTER AND HEALTHIER..INDEED…I AGREE

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  10. Z

    November 14, 2019 11:22 am

    Microsoft got broken into 2 companies with less than 1/3 of employees. Congress needs to break Amazon up. For the good of the company. Nothing sold on Amazon is made in America if a real war occured with China Amazon will be the 1st one to go. So then all these mom and pop shops don't exsists where do Americans get their stuff? This is a national security flaw. And Amazon needs to be shut down. Is anybody really paying attention?

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  11. Mike Freeman

    November 14, 2019 4:49 pm

    "Blood sweat & tears"? This is warehouse work … I've worked as a framing carpenter, on a concrete crew, built pole barns, built in-ground swimming pools, baled square hay, worked on dairy & chicken farms. I am having difficulty believing some of these complaints. Perhaps some of these folk were just so bad out'a physical shape to begin with?

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  12. Mich Mon

    November 16, 2019 5:34 pm

    They are being replaced by robotic ‘pickers’ which will drastically reduce need for thousands of employees period. Not just Amazon, trajectory of future work force in positions that can be done without human issues such as limited hours, breaks, salary, benefits, L&I claims, conflict , gripping about their job and are more efficient.
    Customer service and call centers are where people cannot be replaced and are valued by both amazon and its customers.
    They need to do a story on those positions!! Worked in one myself, now that is a locked down, secured and a part of the business Jeff Bezos would not want discussed out in the world!!

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  13. johnmonk66

    November 16, 2019 7:31 pm

    it is not a job for fat people, why does every complaint video show fat people who complain they have to stand up all day?

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  14. James

    November 20, 2019 6:12 pm

    Why should the public care about these low-return performing employees? We are already providing them with medicaid, SNAP, rent controlled housing…Wow…as much as they are given, the more the audacity for them to ask for even more…Go to Cuba.

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  15. Damien Defils

    November 21, 2019 5:28 am

    As a former employee, I must say, they need a union. The employee is not properly represented in that company.

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  16. Patty Holtke

    November 26, 2019 8:51 pm

    This is just how horrible Amazon really is! They are now declaring war against conservatives! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=hYxTHcoRpNo&feature=emb_logo

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  17. Phizix

    November 30, 2019 1:39 pm

    It's not like amazon is saying hey this is a fairly well paying super easy job. Do these people not realize they will be doing hard labor there? We've had a few people like this in the warehouse I work at, older and whining about basically having to do their job. If you don't want to, or just physically can't do the hard work why are you applying for the job?

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  18. arazim777

    December 1, 2019 7:02 am

    Amazon compete with their sellers by going directly to the factories and the sellers can't compete with them.

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  19. Edward Hartzell

    December 1, 2019 9:23 am

    It's not Amazons fault it's the workers of America fault we have workers Unions to tackle these problems join them let them lead you's for better working conditions and a better work place.

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  20. George Burdine

    December 2, 2019 5:20 pm

    This is what you get when you elect humanoids into office that worship this bezos character. You can't quit your job because politicians have this huge workforce at the border if so needed. The only effective way to kick someone like this in the nuts is to have a work stoppage and then boycott him. The politicians sure won't like it, and bezos will like it even less. The US is trying desperately to produce the worlds first trillionaire, and they won't let a couple of hundred thousand employees stand in their way.

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  21. Kao Phillips

    December 3, 2019 1:37 pm

    Not trying to be funny but if a company supplies millions of people a day its gonna come with long days and longer nights.. Its called a factory job. Thats why companies are moving toward robots yall humans complain too much…

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  22. Nicholas Lambropoulos

    December 3, 2019 3:14 pm

    I would never cater to the "Amazon" lifestyle. I think it's absolutely disgusting the amount of money this company makes, and are petrified of unions. Big corporate greed at it's finest

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  23. Aaron Dillon

    December 5, 2019 2:51 am

    Jobs all over are getting worse. They just want us to work, work, work. Breaks and lunches are getting shorter and more less. Everything including rent is going up faster than wages. There's definitely a trend going on here and people could easily band together to put a stop to this but they wont.

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  24. V BBB

    December 5, 2019 12:00 pm

    It's called a job. You badge in and you work then you get paid. Lot a whiny people here. You better stop complaining or you might get what you're wishing for. I'm sure they're working on a way to automate all of these assembly lines right now. Then you won't have a job at all.

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  25. DeaconFrost2010

    December 5, 2019 2:38 pm

    OMG… those “fulfillment centers” are beyond monotonous and robotic and mind-numbing even on the guided tours. I work in a US Postal Service distribution facility and it’s nowhere near as soulless and mindless as those Amazon places. And don’t even get me started on the high stressed and overworked employees. I made a conscious decision to never open an Amazon Prime account, and I don’t regret it…

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  26. qwandiddy

    December 5, 2019 5:43 pm

    And Amazon has RUINED RETAILS EMPLOYEES LIVES, MURDERED MALLS, KMART AND SEARS ARE GOING TO BE HISTORY BEFORE SPRING 2020.

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  27. Andrew Montemayor

    December 5, 2019 10:58 pm

    Just another CEO/Founder of company that doesnt care about his employees.. what's new…

    And I cant believe amazon tried to bribe the lady so she wont talk about it.. what a disgrace for a company

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  28. Kimberly Goenaga

    December 6, 2019 4:21 am

    I don't think that Amazon shipping business anymore
    If they're going to call their workers to suffer

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  29. sleepypie

    December 6, 2019 7:21 am

    Why are so many of you against the UBI? Things must not be THAT bad after all. Why do all of you support capitalism the way that America practices it? WHY? Stories like this come and go and nothing changes. WHY? Why are you against the UBI? Why do you worship the wealthy? No, you will NOT be a millionaire some day. NEVER. So what are all of you going to DO about it?

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  30. Mohammad Bhatti

    December 7, 2019 12:54 pm

    all of us who use amazon are lazy and stupid go to grocery shopping urself don’t be that lazy. Going shopping urself feel good cause you have money to get delivery at home spend that money to poor people. Trust me god be. More happy then using amazon

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  31. Duane Locsin

    December 9, 2019 10:14 pm

    The people know the greed of billionaire 1%r's like Jeff Bezos and his corporations – Amazon and Washington Post.
    So what are we the hundreds of millions of people going to do about this?

    I would start by support and vote for PROGRESSIVE policies championed by candidates like Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn.

    – Get money out of politics (ending this corruption is key to all other policies)
    – increase minimum wages to livable
    – progressive tax system – for wealth individuals and massive multinational corporations
    – break up monopolistic corporations – media in particular
    – support smaller/mid size businesses

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  32. Sharrayon Davis

    December 11, 2019 6:57 am

    Anyone who works at Amazon should get paid for having to work under extremely harsh conditions, e.i. dirt that causes health issues, favoritism, slavery type of work, and the fact that only Amazon matters, not the employees.
    If they want you to work 11 hours, you are on their mandatory watch or you could leave.
    Managers throw their weight around. Don't do what they want you to do, you are moved to another area, location, or fired
    It's so much mess, if someone wrote a book that gives all the evidence needed, Amazon still gets away with murder. Literally! 😡😠

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  33. BeAsA Roze

    December 11, 2019 8:03 pm

    I got a bait and switch. They offered me a position as a WholeFoods shopper. Every time I tried to start to they would wipe my account out. I reapplied and when I did further research I found that they tried to trick me into taking a warehouse position. I keep trying for the WholeFoods position but they have me on telephone hide and seek.

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  34. The Game

    December 12, 2019 12:25 am

    I can gladly say that I had never done business with Amazon or any kind. Always felt like they was an evil company with evil intentions.

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  35. PRESIDENTCAZZ1 Holt

    December 12, 2019 2:05 pm

    they give u a start date and change it happend to me twice the incompetence is so dumb because they dont do what they promise they make people suffer instead of giving hire date and training

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  36. Cantara Bella

    December 13, 2019 8:32 am

    Handling my injury now. Amcare was terrible, HR incompetent, and sedgwick dismissed my case without listening to my symptoms. I have also been offered a tiny sum of $5,000 to dismiss and close my healthcare and case entirely. I no longer have the job either, and no pay. I just don't understand how this can happen in America.

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  37. Matthew Brown

    December 14, 2019 12:07 am

    So strange how they have 100,000+ employees in this same kind of work and most have no complaints. It's very easy to get a job there and very easy to lose your job there. Knowing what a great employee deals with each shift (yes, we have one in the family), I can confirm there are a heap of people who get jobs at Amazon who shouldn't have a job anywhere, no work ethic, expects to get paid for doing very little, etc. There are two sides to the story people…if you haven't heard the other side, you really shouldn't comment.

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  38. Jason M

    December 15, 2019 12:28 am

    I worked for amazon briefly , I can honestly say it was the worst job I've ever had and I used to have to help sanitation pick up dead animals back in the day at another job. At amazon They have several supervisors on the floor , all of them giving different orders then getting mad that your doing what another supervisor told you instead of the present supervisor. They told me I could come in anytime before my regular shift time because they could use the extra help but then when I came in they tell me I cant just show up and have to get permission and leave a notice of what time i plan to come in ahead. You're constantly timed and every second of time you waste for whatever reason literally if you sneeze and cover your nose instead of working You just wasted 2 seconds and will be asked about those 2 seconds at the end of the day. you are grilled about it at the end of the day and penalized for wasting valuable company time. I have never felt so useless and replaceable before my short time with them. I hope things improve for employees because it's really not right

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  39. M K

    December 15, 2019 10:59 pm

    Slave labor at its finest. If it weren’t for unions this would be common everywhere in the work place like it was 100 years ago. There’s a reason amazon fights so hard to keeps unions out. Because the workers need a union more then ever

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  40. Limey Figdet

    December 18, 2019 2:22 pm

    There's no excuse for this. They make plenty enough money to treat their employees better, and to hire more people to be better staffed.

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  41. Josefina Magallanes

    December 18, 2019 5:36 pm

    SHAME SHAME SHAME BEZOS you cant do this in the US , do you want the population to get together and stop ordering online……

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  42. Josefina Magallanes

    December 18, 2019 5:38 pm

    The average Amazon Salary for Vice President of Engineerings is $579,800 per year and they could not create something safe….. really?

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  43. Bert Montoya

    December 19, 2019 3:07 pm

    I feel your pain my manager said there is no place for you so I wanted you to just go to emcare that is the only place in Amazon that I feel that you are safe it is a sweatshop and it shouldn't be $15 an hour it should be more like 17 or even $18 an hour. Cuz if you ask anybody if this was a union job which Amazon should be this would never happen to her or me Amazon sucks take it from her former employee.SUCKS .!!!!!!👹

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  44. Julia Dixon

    December 22, 2019 5:51 pm

    They didn't pay me my short term disability for the same condition I was out for a year earlier. Not pleased.

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  45. Rebellious Scot

    December 24, 2019 1:42 pm

    Why doesn't anybody do anything about these shitholes? We (in the UK) hear about them all the time but there seems little anyone is doing about it. I suppose that's capitalism for you.

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  46. decimated550

    December 25, 2019 4:44 pm

    the interviewer is one hot chicky. 1:42 her face so cute and then a shot of her walking in tight jeans mm mm

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  47. Beaka Burgos

    December 25, 2019 8:35 pm

    Amazon is the worst with black and white mold witch the products sit . Currently injured and denied treatment finally got treatment and seem more like male practice. With these being amazon doctors.

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  48. ReCycle Spinning

    December 25, 2019 10:32 pm

    Huge companies are taking your souls and minds. They need robots . it should be totally automated. Mass production has destroyed humanities humanness 😥😖

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  49. yeej haam

    December 26, 2019 4:14 am

    That's what happened when they are rich they don't care about the workers, they should be ashamed the way they treat their employees!

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  50. Leonard Sutherland

    December 26, 2019 6:59 am

    Wife and i were contacted to a Trucking company as owner ops, the haslet,tx location was by far the worst. Always long waiting just to do a drop and hook. We told the company we were leasing to no longer will we ever again haul Amazon freight. They quit doing business with Amazon year later. Haslet,tx had 52 truckloads waiting on a 4 lane highway in the left lane with no Security car behind us. We pulled out and dropped the load at a cloe by terminal. Good luck and good riddance. No freight is worth getting someone killed for. They're shameless.

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  51. Mm

    December 28, 2019 10:06 pm

    I have to wear a diaper when I'm working because there no time to use the bathroom this place sucks the worst company to work for

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  52. R SR

    December 31, 2019 2:32 am

    Amazin has over a half a milion employees and the found 3 thats nothing.
    There are 7 million available jobs, pick another 1

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  53. Elouise King

    January 1, 2020 11:33 pm

    Amazon treat their employees like lab rats. They go to break are lunch when an alarm dings them and return the same way. They make the employees compete against each other. If you're a little slow, they threatened their job.

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  54. Ankap rol

    January 2, 2020 7:03 pm

    They don’t care if u get sick I got nose bleed at work and told my manger they didn’t care. Only I can do is go restroom clean my noise and fix my time.

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  55. John Belden

    January 3, 2020 5:50 pm

    Makes me want to order something from Prime. Millions of people work for them, and a few dozen have these terrible experiences and want to be on the news for it.

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  56. jasmine

    January 3, 2020 5:59 pm

    my thought is regardless of how fast u work, your rate per hour is the same. Not one mf will make me work faster if my pay aint growing and thats that.

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  57. Rauðúlfr Skål

    January 5, 2020 10:38 pm

    That crazy control freak Jeff even spie on people in training. Been in training for five days for their fraude dept, but quit because of spying with cameras on us trainees. Besides, amazon makes it very easy to sell fake trash. No AI can see if that pair of adidas is fake or real. And they are using people to ensure AI does it a little better. Fraud Inv Agents are data input for AI. For real Jeff to me is the modern A Hitler. He doesn't give anything about his own employees. 20 billion on his account every year and even that;s to less to increase horrible places to work. Very very nasty company. If you have a little self love do not work for amazon.

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  58. Brian Jones

    January 6, 2020 5:41 am

    How is Amazon at fault for her hurting her back though? It's not like she was lifting 80 pound boxes or running up and down stairs..I don't know this lady but I do know that many people think their job is brutally hard abd they are quick to play the disability card

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  59. Val Rivas

    January 10, 2020 1:57 am

    Don't mean to be rude, but this middle aged woman knew she was going to be doing physical labor. She should have stopped before she injured herself.

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