Worker rights platform Organize conducted a survey
into working conditions at Amazon warehouses
in the UK, uncovering harrowing working conditions. 74 percent of Amazon workers polled said they are afraid to take bathroom breaks for fear of missing their targets. When journalist James Bloodworth went undercover as an Amazon worker for his book "Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain", he found that warehouse workers were forced to urinate in bottles
as their targets were simply too high and they were too stressed to meet them.
The survey also found that working conditions are exerting a toll on the mental health of Amazon's workers with 55 percent of them saying they had suffered depression since they started working at the company. 42 percent of them also reported seeing bullying or harassment in their warehouse. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering the negative outcome of the survey, 81 percent of those polled would not apply for a job at Amazon again.