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´Working here is being in a colony of hell´: The shocking 911 calls from employees inside Amazon warehouses prompted by at least 189 suicide threats and mental health breakdowns between 2013 and 2018

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Posted By: JoniTx, 3/11/2019 7:38:40 PM

Emergency workers were called to Amazon warehouses across the United States at least 189 times for suicide threats and mental health breakdowns between 2013 and 2018, a new report has revealed. Audio from 911 calls, obtained by The Daily Beast, contain the shocking descriptions of several suicide attempts. Some of the Amazon workers are heard describing co-workers as having suicidal thoughts, overdosing and attempting to cut themselves with box cutters. The reports came from all over the country, including Twinsburg, Ohio; Hebron, Kentucky; Joliet, Illinois and Chester, Virginia, to name just a few. In one case, the employee at the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/11/2019 7:44:53 PM (No. 1594)
The hell is inside their heads, not the Amazon warehouse, driven mad by leftist tripe.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kate318 3/11/2019 7:53:14 PM (No. 1572)
Then, quit?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: skacmar 3/11/2019 7:57:36 PM (No. 1584)
If it such hell, they are free to quit. I can never understand employees who whine and whine about how bad they are treated and hate their jobs but do nothing to change their jobs. They hate their jobs but enjoy the pay and benefits. THEY ALSO KNOW KNOW THAT NOBODY WILL PUT UP WITH THEIR CONTINUAL WHINING!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux 3/11/2019 8:01:23 PM (No. 1591)
Amazon is the second largest employer in the United States, with over 500,000 employees. Probably half or so work in the Warehouse system ... i.e. the same size as a small- to medium-sized city. I’ll bet there were WAY more calls to suicide centers and 911 between 2013 and 2018 in, say, Milwaukee or St. Louis or Tulsa for instance.

What ever one does or doesn’t think of the politics and activities of Amazon and Jeff Bezos, seems to me this is pure yellow-journalism ... and clickbait.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: proximo 3/11/2019 8:05:34 PM (No. 1588)
I´ve read that the average tenure of an Amazon employee is about 14 to 18 months, which probably depends on whether you are a blue collar or white collar employee. Google up "The FACE of Amazon" web site for accounts of poor working conditions by Former And Current Employees of Amazon.

Yeah, employees can certainly quit but a lot fewer would if the working conditions were more humane. There is a personal cost, after all, of quitting a job.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: thewarden 3/11/2019 8:07:08 PM (No. 1583)
Exactly. I worked for a major retailer for 8 years until it just finally became so unbearable with staffing cuts, lack of proper equipment and just the usual crappy corporate nonsense I up and quit (with the proper 2 weeks notice, of course, I’m old school). Best thing I ever did. After a year I finally feel human again. When your job affects your health, it’s time to go.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MFM 3/11/2019 8:14:58 PM (No. 1573)
Thank you #2, calling 911, please, who cares, I am not an Amazon fan, but, if you don"t like the job hit the road..WIMPS
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JL80863 3/11/2019 8:28:43 PM (No. 1579)
From what I hear #4, hell doesn´t come to Milwaukee until the DNC arrives.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bamapreacher 3/11/2019 8:58:40 PM (No. 1592)
You can bet Jeff Bozos is looking into automation as fast as he can. Watch for him to buy a big robot manufacturer.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 3/11/2019 8:59:43 PM (No. 1582)
If Bezos had been a conservative, he would have constantly had a microphone shoved in his face with questions from the media.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: NHChemist 3/11/2019 9:10:27 PM (No. 1596)
After two corporate take overs, going from a small US company to a German owned conglomerate I retired early. I went from a valued manager who contributed to company objectives to a small cog who had no say in the running of our plant. I spent half of my day just surfing the net to keep myself occupied. The plant was closed and the technology sold several years later when it did not meet company objectives. Amazon is not alone in its disrespect of its workers.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: watashiyo 3/11/2019 9:47:15 PM (No. 1577)
Bills have to be paid, rents are due, mortgage is coming, children must be fed, school supplies must be bought, layers of insurance payments and a small luxury charges for cigarette, alcohol, even fast foods. Quiting is easy, the thought of not being able to provide and deliver is the killer.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: janjan 3/11/2019 10:19:31 PM (No. 1575)
#9 Nails it. They won’t have a job to whine about much longer.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 3/11/2019 10:45:12 PM (No. 1580)
I´m as mad as hell, and I´m not going to take this anymore!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: trackman999 3/11/2019 10:45:54 PM (No. 1578)
I always thought that the Amazon logo looked like a d*ck.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Muncsdad 3/11/2019 11:11:05 PM (No. 1590)
Moral dilemma. I hate Amazon, but I buy something from Amazon very often.

I would prefer to buy from a local store, and do when I can, but Amazon is so darn convenient, and I can find almost anything want/need. Some things you simply can’t get locally.

Yes, I feel like a hypocrite.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 3/11/2019 11:52:26 PM (No. 1587)
Looks like slave labor in a cubical. You can only push people so hard.

I may be one of the few people in the country who has never ordered from Amazon.

Think global, buy local.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: PChristopher 3/12/2019 1:16:15 AM (No. 1589)
ALEXA! WHERE´S MY STUFF!!!!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 3/12/2019 1:43:28 AM (No. 1574)
Uh, gee, when I had jobs I couldn´t stand....I quit.

I guess that is too complex for them to handle.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Maggie2u 3/12/2019 3:19:08 AM (No. 1576)
That comes to just under 38 a year. Doesn´t sound like very much when you take into account they have over 600,000 employees. ( I just googled that)
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/12/2019 3:36:18 AM (No. 1595)
These workers are experiencing what a socialist/communist paradise is. I wonder how they vote.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: NancyD 3/12/2019 6:34:26 AM (No. 1585)
I don´t know... I have to wonder if these are the same people who call 911 when McDonald´s is out of Chicken Nuggets.

To me, its called WORK for a reason. There are all different types of work. If doing manual labor isn´t your gig, try something else.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 3/12/2019 6:47:49 AM (No. 1586)
The summer jobs of the boys I grew up with were picking cotton and hauling hay in the Texas sun. They were expected to pick at least 350 pounds of cotton per day. (Less than that you were considered puny, so my husband tells me. A really good worker, he says, could pick 500 pounds per day.)

And they had to drag their picked cotton in a heavy sack that strung down the row behind them as they worked. That´s what my daddy did, my brother did, and just about every boy I grew up with--and some girls, if their family were in dire straits.

When our sons were growing up, we were professionals gladly gone from the cotton fields. But my husband planted an acre of garden, he said, to teach them how to work. They had regular customers who would buy the vegetables, and the boys would deliver it.

In the summer in high school and college, our older son worked for the Texas highway department---again all day in the sun. Our other son had various jobs, one which included tearing down and rebuilding a barn and doing other ranch duties---all in the sun. Both of them worked part-time when they were in college, and the younger one´s job one year was to shovel saw dust at a saw mill. I worried that he didn´t wear a mask---he said they provided it, but he sweated so bad that he couldn´t wear it.

I don´t really feel too bad for the Amazon workers.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: M2 3/12/2019 6:53:07 AM (No. 1593)
I doubt it. It’s the DM, you know.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: columba 3/12/2019 12:19:50 PM (No. 1581)
There used to be an amazon warehouse in the small community in which I live. Many residents applied. Many found that no one really liked his job, even though it paid the rent.
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