Amazon admits that couriers are urinating in bottles

Amazon.com apologized to US Representative Mark Pocan, admitting that he scored a “goal against” by initially denying the congressman’s claim that company drivers are sometimes forced to urinate in bottles during deliveries.




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“We know that drivers can have problems, and have, to find restrooms because of traffic and sometimes because they are on rural routes, and this has happened even more during Covid, because many public restrooms have been closed,” said the company in a post on your blog.

The admission came a week after Democrat Pocan criticized Amazon’s working conditions, saying in a tweet: “Paying $ 15 an hour to workers doesn’t make it a ‘progressive work environment’ if you try to undermine unions and force workers to urinate in bottles “.

Amazon initially published a disclaimer, saying in a tweet, “You didn’t really believe in the bottle urination business, did you? If that were true, no one would work for us.” But then he backed away.

“It was a goal against and we are dissatisfied with it. We owe Mr Pocan an apology,” said Amazon, in his blog, adding that the previous answer referred only to employees in their warehouses and service center.

The company said the problem is widespread in the industry and that it would seek solutions, without specifying what they might be.

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