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Warehouses: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)



It’s easy to buy things online, and even easier not to think about how they get to you. John Oliver discusses what happens when you click “buy now.”

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transplant
transplant
8 months ago

How do products make it into traditional retail stores? The products don't magically appear on the shelves so you can go buy them. I'll bet John Oliver has never worked a pallet jack.

gagaplex LPs
gagaplex LPs
8 months ago

Urgh. I'd love to, but it's not like I have a lot of time to go shopping. Groceries, after work, on the way home – that's one thing. But proper shopping is another.

Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
8 months ago

This episode was just trying too hard to make it look worst than it is (and got not much than whining). Not saying this type of job is for everyone but if you really have to work in the warehouse in your 70's you have a bigger problem than long distance walks…

Shubham Dhiman
Shubham Dhiman
8 months ago

Uh oh, bear spray!

Pikkabuu
Pikkabuu
8 months ago

So Oliver points out a 70 year old who is working and doesn't point out that the guy should be retired now and not working?

Xavier Clavius
Xavier Clavius
8 months ago

I wonder, a show like the switching mom's "reality" show.
Switch places between migrant mexican workers in california fields, and an amazon warehouse worker.

효린
효린
8 months ago

It's the problem with capitalism. Competitivity is "good" for advancement but the reality of the situation is that it is built on one idea "How can we make more money ?". When a company is small to medium it's fine, you get more money to hire more people and make your dream and passion safer, then you become big "enough" but the question still remains "How can we make more money ?" and that's when it becomes vicious because as there are no ends to that question there are also no ends to its means.

Timmy Stitch
Timmy Stitch
8 months ago

Can use the bathroom as much you need……… long as your higher up

Diane the Invisible
Diane the Invisible
8 months ago

It would be nice if Bezos were to give associates some bennies. What would a billion or two buy them. Take an employee vote. Those who just want a flat cash payout, can get that.Others might vote for a more systemic benefit. in addition, how about giving a bit for animal welfare. Please.

Benjamin Nunez96
Benjamin Nunez96
8 months ago

That sounds like where I work

Nkosikhona Mnamatha
Nkosikhona Mnamatha
8 months ago

#hug lol

Mr.H
Mr.H
8 months ago

When I hear "customer obsession," I can only think of an impoverished Mrs. Lovett reacting to someone walking into her shop.

Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith
8 months ago

A computer error in capitalism

Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan
8 months ago

ha ha ha America is Trump's shithole !!!

dontcare
dontcare
8 months ago

can we just take a moment to appreciate the capitalist doublethink on display with this fucking "associate" shit. also a billionaire is not a glitch in the capitalist system, it IS the capitalist system.

GDUDEify
GDUDEify
8 months ago

On a truth binge, can't stop

Erik Brock
Erik Brock
8 months ago

I don't know if yall'll mention this, but it sums up my thoughts outside of the fact that Amazon should just go ahead and fully automate, and I know I'll forget if I wait until the end. The death of traditional retail means thousands of square miles worth of black asphalt parking lots disappearing, a massive reduction in the drain on the national power grid, and a lot less vehicle pollution overall, among other things, all of which I think are good. it also means fewer jobs, but human labor is obsolete anyway so there's no point beating around the… Read more »

Nya Nesbitt
Nya Nesbitt
8 months ago

I was an Amazon driver, that's even more dangerous….they made us drive over 16 hours a day to get the packages out, good forbid if we came back with a package, we would have to go back out and deliver it….no matter how far the customer was. Sometimes I would not get back home until 1 in the morning

Jules
Jules
8 months ago

PLEASE don't ever work at a 'SafCo' warehouse. I just left that place this year and the conditions were demeaning. No AC (in Georgia, reached over 90 degrees some days and had to go vomit a couple times just from the heat), would sometimes work over 40 hrs a week and NEVER got paid for it, new employees are hired through a temp agency so they can pay you next to nothing and give you no sick days or benefits until you get hired on, and nobody gets hired on in less than 16 months. Does it really take a… Read more »

Braeden Spilman
Braeden Spilman
8 months ago

N-Z is right you have the idea Oliver

Pondart Inc
Pondart Inc
8 months ago

They are using people like fucking machines……….

Jared Brandt
Jared Brandt
8 months ago

Amazon's abuses just begin with poor workforce treatment. They treat their sellers even worse, and somehow do not have customer service for anyone. There are so many aspects of their business founded on fraudulent policy. Their commercials are epic boldface distortions of the truth for sure!

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