A Peek Inside Online Retailers’ Warehouses [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ads by Google

We all find it very convenient to order online from a site like Amazon. But once we press the “buy” button, we don’t give the purchase a second thought until it arrives, and if it’s late, we’re quick to raise hell. But have you ever wondered what happens exactly behind the scenes when you press that “buy” button? Your purchases don’t magically fall from the sky – it’s all kept in warehouses and those warehouses are staffed by people who apparently work in such terrible conditions that a Chinese person making iPhones in China suddenly has it good. I personally wouldn’t tolerate an hour working in a place like that but everyone’s different.

Our infographic today comes courtesy of BusinessInsurance.org. The infographic alleges some pretty bad stuff going on in the online warehouses, including 12 hour shifts with few breaks, earning minimum wage, being fired if you use a mobile phone, extreme temperatures, health risks such as back pain and arthritis, and loss of workers rights if you are a temp worker (I can definitely relate to THAT).

Let us know what you think of the infographic. Are you a former warehouse worker with whistle-blower stories to tell? Are you a lawyer on retainer who’s been instructed to deny everything? Let us know your opinions in the comments below.

A Peek Inside Online Retailers' Warehouses

Join live MakeUseOf Groups on Grouvi App Join live Groups on Grouvi
Awesome Internet (and Tips)
Awesome Internet (and Tips)
1452 Members
Stay Invisible Online
Stay Invisible Online
1042 Members
Deep Web Links & Tips
Deep Web Links & Tips
709 Members
Web Security & Privacy
Web Security & Privacy
522 Members
Music Apps & Sites
Music Apps & Sites
400 Members
Design (UX, UI, and Graphic)
Design (UX, UI, and Graphic)
171 Members
Affiliate Disclamer

This article may contain affiliate links, which pays us a small compensation if you do decide to make a purchase based on our recommendation. Our judgement is in no way biased, and our recommendations are always based on the merits of the items.

For more details, please read our disclosure.
New comment

Please login to avoid entering captcha

Log In