What Are You Doing About This Amazon!? Warning it's a Rant!
Amazon warehouses in the US have had COVID-19 cases and haven't even bothered to share this with the employees. Workers only confirmed the rumor about the infection after confronting management or hearing news reports. This points to a lack of internal transparency. They are putting their employees at risk. These employees can then unknowingly pass this virus on.
I must say, I don't have all the details I'm reading this in the news as many others are (even the employees). But it pisses me off, and even more so since I live in a city, where an Amazon warehouse is located that I know, to have workers diagnosed with COVID-19.
Here locally, employees were notified that the warehouse will remain open. They will close if another worker is infected with the virus, at which point this will be considered an outbreak.
Okay, now in the news they have stated, there is a second case. Amazon has still not shut its doors. Other companies have closed when one case has been confirmed. How many cases are too many?
In all fairness, I'm sure they are not the only company.
It's a shame during this time that people who can't afford to go without a paycheck must decide between continuing to go to work in a crowded warehouse or for their health and the health of their spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents to stay home without pay.
Are we doing enough?