Amazon driver has had enough of the long hours and bad rewards mid-shift, leaves his van
Derick Lancaster (photo), 22, from Michigan, quit his Amazon delivery order in the middle of the squad on Monday and left the van with the keys in the ignition because he was fed up with the long hours of the business
A 22-year-old Michigan man left his Amazon delivery job in the middle of the shift on Monday and left the van with the keys in the ignition because he was tired of working long hours and delivering hundreds of packages a day for just $ 15 50 an hour.
Derick Lancaster shared on Twitter that he had left the package-filled van at a Detroit gas station and returned home with a ride-on car.
“I quit amazon f ** k that driving sh * ti left the van at 12 miles and southfield you can have that b ** ch and it’s full throttle with the keys in the IGNITION,” Lancaster tweeted Monday afternoon.
Lancaster said The Detroit News that he worked for the company for five months before quitting because of the long shifts.
“I made 200-300 stops a day and I just couldn’t do it anymore,” he said.
“I worked from 9 a.m. to about 10 p.m. and I couldn’t do it anymore.”
Lancaster said he first started as a warehouse worker before moving on to delivery.
He said while working in the warehouse he got paid well, but ‘you work for every penny if you deliver’.
Based in Amazon’s Hazel Park station, Lancaster explained to Detroit News that warehouse workers have a set schedule, but delivery drivers can’t go home until all of their packages have reached their destination.
Lancaster said he had worked for the company for five months before quitting because of the long shifts. “I made 200-300 stops a day and I just couldn’t do it anymore,” he said. “I worked from 9 am until about 10 pm and I couldn’t do it anymore”
“I quit Amazon f ** k that driving sh * ti left the van at 12 miles and Southfield you can have that b ** ch and it’s full throttle with the keys in the IGNITION,” Lancaster tweeted Monday afternoon
He told WXYZ that he gets paid $ 15.50 an hour and sometimes delivers hundreds of packages.
“It was days when I had to deliver 158, 212, and it kept going up and down,” he said.
During the interview, Lancaster said he was not concerned that customers were upset about their packages, saying, “They’ll get them anyway.”
He did say he’s not sure if the van was returned to Amazon, but says it probably wasn’t stolen because the company has “ trackers on the trucks, so it’s not like someone can just get away with it. ”
Employees at the gas station where Lancaster reportedly left the van said they didn’t know it was leaving.
In a statement, Amazon said Lancaster’s behavior “does not match the high standards we have for delivery partners.”
Employees of the gas station where Lancaster reportedly left the van (photo) didn’t know it had been abandoned. Lancaster tweeted this image with the caption, “Come get this b ** ch at a marathon”
“We take this matter seriously, have investigated the matter and are taking appropriate action.”
Lancaster admitted that what he did was “immature and irresponsible on my side,” but “enough is enough”.
Since the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon has repeatedly come under fire for what former workers have called ‘unsafe’ working conditions.
During the first three months of the pandemic that spread to the United States in mid-March, employees speaking out about alleged unsafe conditions were fired by the company.
Tech worker Emily Cunningham was one of the workers made redundant after criticizing Amazon.
Maren Costa, Bashir Mohamed and Christian Smalls were also all released after raising concerns about health and safety.
One of Amazon’s fired whistleblowers said staff are at constant risk of COVID-19 because it is impossible for them to distance themselves socially from warehouses.
This is probably still a problem, especially in countries where things have recently been enriched.
States like Florida, Texas and California have seen their coronavirus cases increase significantly over the past week, prompting the states to reverse their reopening schedule and close bars and restaurants.