“Dystopian Gameboard” Monitors How Hard People Are Working At Amazon Warehouse, Allegedly

  • An Amazon worker shared on TikTok what appeared to be a screen turning their warehouse work into a kind of game with points as a reward for “achievements.”
  • In a separate video, another TikTok user wrote that working at Amazon was “the worst job I’ve ever had” and said she was overworked, underpaid, and “treated like a machine.”
  • The option “make history” urges workers to pick up one million products, and one of the comments said the board is an example of the “gamification of underpaid work.”

Gustaf Kilander from The Independent writes:

“A TikTok user shared what appeared to be a screen turning Amazon warehouse work into a kind of game.

The video posted by @chutuo, which has garnered almost two million views, shows what seems to be a screen in an Amazon warehouse listing possible “achievements”.

Other items on the list include “punctual” and “picking up speed”. The item entitled “make history” urges workers to pick up one million products.

In a separate video posted on Sunday, TikTok user @couryeo wrote that working at Amazon was “the worst job I’ve ever had”. The TikToker said she was “overworked” and “underpaid”. She added that she was “treated like a machine” and that there was “no socializing at all”.

“Basically a prison [in my opinion],” she wrote.

One of the top comments on the video showing the “achievements” screen was that it was an example of the “gamification of underpaid work…”

See full story here.



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