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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
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transplant

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.

Jamie Smith
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Jamie Smith

A computer error in capitalism

Kofi Annan
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Kofi Annan

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

dontcare
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dontcare

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
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GDUDEify

On a truth binge, can't stop

Erik Brock
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Erik Brock

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 it also means fewer jobs, but human labor is obsolete anyway so there's no point beating around the… Read more »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
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Nya Nesbitt

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
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Jules

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
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Braeden Spilman

N-Z is right you have the idea Oliver

Pondart Inc
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Pondart Inc

They are using people like fucking machines……….

Mr.H
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Mr.H

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

Nkosikhona Mnamatha
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Nkosikhona Mnamatha

#hug lol

gagaplex LPs
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gagaplex LPs

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
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Joshua Smith

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
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Shubham Dhiman

Uh oh, bear spray!

Pikkabuu
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Pikkabuu

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
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Xavier Clavius

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
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효린

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
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Timmy Stitch

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

Diane the Invisible
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Diane the Invisible

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
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Benjamin Nunez96

That sounds like where I work

Jared Brandt
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Jared Brandt

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!