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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 10:02 PM

What It's Like to Work at Troutdale's Notoriously Dangerous Amazon Warehouse

https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2019/12/09/27615479/what-its-like-to-work-at-troutdales-notoriously-dangerous-amazon-warehouse?fbclid=IwAR1M5Yv7OhzIc2zGfa8MjQB7B6yWIPQaK1V987TYAx0w9jIico5CPtx8aGc

by Alex Zielinski • Dec 9, 2019 at 5:02 pm

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“Amazon doesn’t want any long-term workers,” he says. “They want you to work hard and fast and get rid of you when your body can’t take it anymore. That’s their business model.”

The injury rate of workers at Troutdale’s Amazon warehouse—called PDX9—is abnormally high, according to an investigation by Reveal, the multiplatform news organization from the nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting. With the help of Amazon employees, Reveal was able to collect injury data from 23 of Amazon’s 110 fulfillment centers nationwide.

While Reveal’s journalists found that rate of workplace injuries at the Amazon warehouses they investigated is far above the industry standard, PDX9’s was easily the worst: According to Amazon’s records, 26 out of every 100 workers at PDX9 sustained an injury in 2018.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, meanwhile, found that in 2018, the average injury rate for all “general warehousing and storage” facilities was 4 in every 100 workers.

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Reply What It's Like to Work at Troutdale's Notoriously Dangerous Amazon Warehouse (Original post)
swag Dec 9 OP
Haggis for Breakfast Dec 9 #1
Sanity Claws Dec 10 #3
Haggis for Breakfast Dec 10 #6
dalton99a Dec 10 #2
Stuart G Dec 10 #4
MurrayDelph Dec 10 #5

Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 10:16 PM

1. Sounds like MicroSoft back in the day . . .

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 10:32 AM

3. When did Microsoft ever have a 26% injury rate?

I really don't understand your comment.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 08:43 PM

6. You have obviously never worked at MicroSoft.

Go back and read the first sentence in the OP. Perfect description of how MS treated employees.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 01:12 AM

2. People are disposable to Bezos.




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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 11:30 AM

4. I think this is in Portland Oregon..A reason not to purchase any goods from Amazon

See second paragraph of above post..

"The injury rate of workers at Troutdale’s Amazon warehouse—called PDX9—is abnormally high, according to an investigation by Reveal, the multiplatform news organization from the nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting. With the help of Amazon employees, Reveal was able to collect injury data from 23 of Amazon’s 110 fulfillment centers nationwide."

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 11:44 AM

5. Troutdale is a suburb of Portland

It's where the Historic Columbia River Highway begins

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Columbia_River_Highway

which takes you past several waterfalls, the most-famous of which is Multnomah Falls.

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