Peacock in a garden at Reales Alcázares de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain.
Over the years, I have spent thousands of dollars/euros/pounds buying books, CDs, DVDs and a Kindle via Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. So when I awoke this morning to find a friend's email linking this article, I was shocked and appalled.
There simply is no excuse for such ill treatment of Amazon employees, whether temporary or permanent staff members. At the very least, such repeated health and safety violations should be cause for a full investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
In recent years, Amazon has made some dubious moves. Apparently the company considers itself rich enough and powerful enough to operate by different rules than other companies. Until Amazon.com improves working conditions for its employees and makes recompense to the workers affected at its warehouse(s), I will not make another purchase from the online retailer.