Amazon has been trolling its critics so unhinged lately that their own IT department thought that someone had hacked their Twitter account.
This is because many public figures, indluding many leading lights in the left wing of the Democratic Party, including Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have been highlighting the brutal inhumanity of Amazon's treatments of its workers, including allegations that the schedules for its drivers are so tight that they have no time to relieve themselves, and have to use pee bottles.
Amazon furiously denied those allegations, maintaining that they treat their employees well, and no one has to piss in a bottle to make quota.
Or rather, Amazon WAS denying those reports, but now they are saying
their earlier statements were inoperative: Drivers were using pee bottles after all:
Amazon has apologized to the congressman Mark Pocan, admitting to scoring an “own goal” in its initial denial of his suggestion its drivers were sometimes forced to urinate in bottles during delivery rounds.
“We know that drivers can and do have trouble finding restrooms because of traffic or sometimes rural routes, and this has been especially the case during Covid when many public restrooms have been closed,” the company said in a blogpost.
Its admission came a week after the Wisconsin Democrat criticised working conditions for Amazon staff, saying in a tweet: “Paying workers $15 [an hour] doesn’t make you a ‘progressive workplace’ when you union-bust and make workers urinate in water bottles.”
Amazon responded: “You don’t really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you? If that were true, nobody would work for us.”
It subsequently walked back that comment.
Pocan tweeted that the company should acknowledge “the inadequate working conditions you’ve created for all your workers, then fix that for everyone and finally, let them unionize without interference.”
Amazon is a horrible place, run by a horrible person, and if you buy from them, you are a co-conspirator.