by Brandon Butler
Motherboard documents Amazon delivery drivers’ pee bottles 3/25/2021

After @Amazonnews, the company’s official Twitter news account, tweeted, “You don’t really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you? If that were true, nobody would work for us,” Lauren Kaori Gurley for Motherboard wrote about the pee bottles:

But the fact that Amazon delivery drivers pee in bottles and coffee cups in their vans is not invented. It has been well-documented, and is a huge talking point among many delivery drivers. It is one of the most universal concerns voiced by the many Amazon delivery drivers around the country that Motherboard has interviewed. Delivery workers, who drive Amazon emblazoned vans, often deliver up to 300 packages a day on a 10 hour shift. If they take too long, they can be written up and fired. So spending time locating and using a bathroom is not always an option.

For the record, I believe “the peeing in bottles thing” and I’d gladly wait an extra day or two for my packages if it means Amazon drivers get to stop at a restroom a few times a day.