ShrimpZoo, who used to work at Amazon, said on Twitter that he was fired because he didn’t ask permission to go to the bathroom outside his break. Many employees back ShrimpZoo and say that they have been treated similarly. People are sharing ShrimpZoo posts on social media and saying that the same thing has happened to them.
Today amazon gave me a verbal warning about going to the bathroom while not on break. They have a new rule they don’t allow bathroom breaks you have to get permission now. And they denied me so I went anyways. And I got in trouble. I think I have to have quit. It’s inhumane pic.twitter.com/wBgmxE2s09
ShrimpZoo’s public criticism of Amazon is going viral with each passing day; in just four days, over 100K people have liked his post and are showing their support by sharing and commenting on this post. Amazon is one of the worst companies in terms of employee treatment; they have a number of policies that restrict employee rights and are geared towards prioritising “productivity before humanity.”
I was just FIRED !!! 🔥 at AMAZON for trying to form a Union and going pee for 3 minutes while not on break in Buffalo NY. Security escorted me out after handing out Union flyers in the break room. 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 pic.twitter.com/uwECXYOiCl
ShrimpZoo wants Amazon’s management to explain in writing why he was fired, and he is also thinking about taking legal action against Amazon.
I asked my boss at AMAZON to apply my paid time off he never did and told me if i wanted to go pee to walk to his office and let him know first. Then fired me for peeing and trying to form a union. He slammed the door in my face and called security on me. I ran away terrified. pic.twitter.com/QgS6do6ziE
Amazon is one of the biggest e-commerce company in the world but It has a questionable past when it comes to employee well-being and protection on the job. Many workers have expressed their desire to see changes made to the workplace after the management showed a lack of concern for their concerns