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RV Life: CamperForce at Amazon

From the writers at RV Life:

In recent weeks, newspapers and television reports have cried, “Amazon is a jungle—a cruel workplace that pushes white-collar workers to unacceptable limits.”

Since the online retail giant hires hundreds of Workampers each season, my ears perked up at the headlines on television news. In fact, I worked a season myself for in Coffeyville, Kansas. Lee worked that season as well, and then returned in 2013 to work for the company again in Campbellsville, Ky.

We have numerous RVing friends who work each Christmas rush—or “peak,” as Amazon calls the months leading up to Christmas day. Many depend on paychecks from those weeks and months of work to sustain their RVing lifestyle.

Are these claims justified? Do many of them apply to full-time employees, perhaps, even on the management level? Were some of the reports even from Amazon fulfillment centers on other continents? I only know my experience and the experiences of Workampers I have interviewed on the job at Amazon.

To read Arline Chandler’s experience at Amazon, courtesy of RV Life, click here.


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