[QUOTE]Amazon.com treats people like animals.
Indeed. As a stower, I know what you mean. People have been written up for making a mistake while doing a NEW job they were JUST trained for, while the training was only 30 minutes. Some got NO training. All that's cared about is rate rate rate rate rate. Not quality. They say quality, but it's unrealistic at the rate they want from us. It's hard, as a stower, to get that rate when there is either no bin space, or having to take EVERY kart to a problem solver, or you need to walk all the way to smalls/mediums to stow a mixed tote. Forget trying to mention those problems, or mentioning that you were doing a special task or doing a problem solve kart, because management doesn't take it into real account. One manager says you can/have to do one thing. Another says otherwise, and no matter which one you listen to, you'll get in trouble by the other one. There's no real communication.
And as far as I know, there are no sick days. You have to use personal time, but in order to get a whole day off of personal time, you need to schedule it a day ahead. Who can schedule when they will be sick a day in advance? All you can do then is go to work and try to make it till lunch, so you can get 1/2 day personal, but sickness kills your rate, and they don't care. Still gotta make rate.
I got written up for having an 85% rate. That is GOOD. They TOLD me that a while ago. I got written up because, despite being 85%, I was in the bottom 10% of the shift. So what? The others did better, but I still hit my mark. I could do better, but I was told 85% was good. If I got a 200%, and the rest all got 201% or more, I'd get written up for being in the bottom 10%. When I inquired about why the others' rates being better made mine worthy of a write up, I was told "It's a dog eat dog world here", when they like to keep telling us about "teamwork". What teamwork is there in that? BS!
/necessary rant before I blow it at work