Business Insider spoke with 31 current or recently employed drivers about what it’s like to deliver packages for Amazon. Some drivers described a variety of alleged abuses, including lack of overtime pay, missing wages, intimidation, and favoritism. Many of these drivers also described a physically demanding work environment in which, under strict time constraints, they felt pressured to drive at dangerously high speeds, blow stop signs, and urinate in bottles on their trucks. The drivers we interviewed are managed by third-party courier companies that work out of Amazon facilities. Amazon provides the companies with packages, delivery routes, navigation software, and scanning devices. In response to this story, Amazon said, “While it is impossible to characterize a network of thousands of delivery drivers based on anecdotes, we do recognize small businesses sometimes need more support when scaling fast.” Read more via the link in our bio.
Journalist @realbobwoodward's new book, #Fear is full of damning allegations about the Trump administration. Woodward, a reporter who rose to fame through his coverage of the Watergate scandal, paints a chaotic picture of life within President Donald Trump's White House in the book. Based on a number of the accusations in the book, senior members of the Trump administration do not respect the president and routinely work against his wishes. Trump has called the book a "work of fiction," but it has reportedly sparked a "witch hunt" within his administration for people who may have spoken with Woodward. Woodward's book is set to be released on September 11. See more via the link in our bio.