Warehouses: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
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  • Randy Isenberg
    Randy Isenberg

    The reason Amazon raised the minimum wage to 15 dollars per hour was because they substituted the wage raise for full time employees stock benefit. Before they raised the minimum wage, a full time employee earned 1 share of stock per year. Then they say they took a vote among employees and a majority decided to take an hourly raise rather than stock. I think It's all a lie, nobody voted. Now Only managers and up get stock. We all thought the world's richest man was helping people out, it turns out that he is helping him self. JEFF BEZOS IS A FUCKING PIG!!!

  • gogo daal
    gogo daal


  • Quinntus79

    When did the United States become a Charles Dickens novel?

  • Brendan Michaels
    Brendan Michaels

    I find it annoying how John Oliver refuses to actually say capitalism is bad and just say that billionaires are created because of a computer error in capitalism when in fact capitalism is built to always have a class structure where there are rich people, people in the middle, and poor people

  • PartOf TheRoutine
    PartOf TheRoutine


  • L K
    L K

    It's the early 1900's all over again. The clever algorithm is what let's them squeeze workers harder too.

  • Victoria Young
    Victoria Young

    The bullshit on Twitter with their Amazon “FC Ambassadors” is a fucking farce. What company needs to have ambassadors to tell you that the work conditions are okay in their company?

  • Diana Huntress
    Diana Huntress

    I have a BA and deliver for Amazon. I actually like it. But yeah all of this is accurate. But that's why base pay is $15/hr.

    • Diana Huntress
      Diana Huntress

      I WOULD NOT work in the warehouse, to be clear. But I love my job.

  • Gabe Good
    Gabe Good

    yeah those prime pantry emails give me orgasms!!

  • RBG section
    RBG section

    i work at a warehouse that handles a lot of the distribution for Kellogg's and we dont have heat or ac in the warehouse it gets hella cold and hella hot but its worth it cause the pay is so good and thats why people work at places like amazon and other websites

  • Xexomaru

    TBH im dying of laught at this one... as a 3rd world country citizen i can tell you this is everyday work... why? because 1st world countries like things cheap and my country sell them cheap shit... also, i win 8k dollars a year... im on the top 10% (ish) on money winning at this country :3

  • Michael Hunt
    Michael Hunt

    The Warehouse in UPS is very similar when it comes to the speed of moving packages. My body is hurting me more than any other job I've ever had. It's all about the money honey.

  • Tom Ryan Eades
    Tom Ryan Eades

    Comedy team Middleditch and Ratliff

  • Robert Patterson
    Robert Patterson

    Never ordered online anything. No amazon, no nothing. Bezos sells dildos to his ex. Wonder why? 🤫 personally I like to fire up my rickshaw and go to a brick and mortar store , pick my own items , then pay at the counter to a real live cashier and ask them ‘ how is their day? , how antiquated, huh?

  • Robert Correa
    Robert Correa


  • james durnford
    james durnford

    target is worse

  • Thany Trann
    Thany Trann

    There are suckers born every minutes, and there are suckers willing to take those stupid jobs. Those rich people got richer because people are scare and coward. They are scare of living in the street and they are too coward to admit that they have the same problems as everyone else. The first problem is that people are insecure, then the rich and ruthless people will exploit that vulnerability.

  • Michael

    Why does amazon ship so much bear repellent

    • ComplexElegance

      Michael Probably bc its a more potent alternative to pepper spray.

  • Ing. Max Koschuh
    Ing. Max Koschuh

    best show on the internet

  • Justin

    Walmart's just as anti union as Amazon is when they started out in the South and I'm sure they still do, thats why I hate them both

  • Ash J
    Ash J

    If you're working in an Amazon storehouse you cannot afford to be a parent and have a kid.

  • Fredrik Dunge
    Fredrik Dunge

    The 15th and 16th are prime days? But neither 15 nor 16 are primes. Why not go with 13 and 17 instead?

  • john holmes
    john holmes

    Jeff bezos is a piece of shit... glad he lost half of his money in a very public divorce

  • C Smith
    C Smith

    Ok, bleeding the heart for Amazon in order to change consumer behavior turning to them makes sense. Unions? Ask the auto and manufacturing industry how well that worked out for them. Oh, wait...

  • Catnium

    this is why we are building robots who will than revolt and wipe out humanity for being shitty bosses

  • Bee Emm
    Bee Emm

    The narrator at the end kinda sounds like Ryan Reynolds

    • Lemonie Lala
      Lemonie Lala

      Exactly!! I'm scrolling through the comments to see if someone would confirm it! 😂 Guess I'll have to google it.

  • Sonic Wolves
    Sonic Wolves

    Here in Italy, Amazon damn near killed my 30 year old friend who worked there as a runner. This wonderful person was in great health, but was run ragged daily and suffered a horrible case of nervous exhaustion(yes, I know it's not deadly, but it did cause a severe loss all vitality) which caused the inability to work or do anything else for about a month or two after quitting. Nobody should be worked like this, no matter where or what job.

  • Monster Dad
    Monster Dad

    I only use amazon because the surveys I do pays in amazon gift cards

  • Robin de Klerk
    Robin de Klerk

    What I got from this is that there is even more reason to further automate When I was rigging or doing concrete break outs I would have loved to just walk around. Don’t like working at Amazon, maybe don’t go work at Amazon?

  • Essley Green
    Essley Green

    There is so much yall dont about this company and why they raised their wages.

  • Nichole

    Well our ancestors had to work that hard for their food so some of us have to do the same.

    • Just the Facts
      Just the Facts

      @Kingy88 Yeah, and referring to profiting from the labor of workers as winnings is further proof that capitalism is dead. That's why I don't get leftists talking about how capitalism is evil when the labor of your employees is raking in billions, but rather than pay it to them, you keep it for yourself to send giant dildos to space. That is not capitalism; it's peasantry.

    • Kingy88

      So that somehow justifies growing wage gaps in America and what is ostensibly wage slavery for no gain?

  • Tim Nicktion
    Tim Nicktion

    "converting my amazon winnings into space travel" not only is that so far removed from reality that he won't even associate it verbally with money, it's fucking stupid. there's really nothing better on earth you can think of? really? you would think he'd at least start with hair growth

  • Butch McQueen
    Butch McQueen

    @14:24 That right there. Ever wonder why they never open these big warehouses in metro cities with actual ordinances protecting employees? So they go to the burbs, cities with very little industry profiles and essentially pit these communities against each other for a $15hr job that should be paying $30hr. Fucking evil.

  • John

    The word Robot is a Czech word for Slave. What's hard about amazon is we can't get stuff unless we go to Amazon.

  • Kitty Kat
    Kitty Kat

    everyone should play "you are jeff bezos" a great game that lets you spend his money....obviously on things that are actually important :P

  • Brendan Varilek
    Brendan Varilek

    Did anyone else think of Andrew Yang after watching this?

  • Kitty Kat
    Kitty Kat

    also holding your bladder for too long can result in urinary tract infections so..it's extra not good for you

  • scott bell
    scott bell

    I appreciate John Oliver's extremely intelligent and sarcastic news coverage, I agree overwhelmingly with 90% of his overall values. I find his brand of humor and delivery of vital information that impacts the global community important and refreshing. One very difficult intellectual issue I cannot understand. His opinions of the attack on the twin towers and the demolition of building 7. Infront of the patriot act, the invasion of Arag, followed by Afghanistan. The overt denial of possible false flag action in the face of all the extreme political changes in America and the U.K. the known history of propaganda and the money trails behind those attacks seems from such intelligent reporting and objective views, somewhat disingenuous?

  • Lysa

    this is why you need unions

  • seth6665

    You gotta feel bad for the Amazon workers who have to handle sex toys and stuff like that

  • Brian Fong
    Brian Fong

    So your Amazon order is fulfilled, but the Amazon workers lives are unfulfilled. Got it.

  • greenphoenix17

    Why does Bernie not get any credit for the 15 dollars an hour??? Was previously 7.25!!!!

  • Philip Human
    Philip Human

    This is fucking terrible, i am never buying from Amazon again😠

  • X YZ-T
    X YZ-T


  • ElOlafino

    Hey Amazon, no one cares how long it takes to receive a package. Because if they want to have it now, people could just go to a fucking store.

  • RedneckJosh

    I work at a caterpiller distribution center and am thankful they don't push us as hard as amazon. we are supposed to get 55 picks an hour not 200 like amazon or 100+ like Walmart. I still walk about 8 miles and load about 2000+ lbs in boxes a night but have good pay and great benefits. plus if I need to go pee before break I can. fuck amazon!

  • Mark Scott
    Mark Scott

    Andrew Carnegie was born in my home town of Dunfermline, Scotland. He is hailed as a great man because he gifted libraries and parks to people; also that he made many men millionaires. What is not told is how he called in the Pinkertons to break strikes and, just like the CEOs these days, kept people working as hard as possible, as long as possible, for as little safety, welfare and money as possible. It's no good the likes of Carnegie then, and Bill Gates now, creaming all the cash from their workers first, then getting plaudits for giving it to charities later - though at least they have done something. Carnegie could have simply pre-empted Bezoz and ploughed his ... winnings ... into a steam-powered space ship. If the CEOs of today want their associates to work hard then incentivise with stocks and shares rather than cheapskate vouchers.

    • ComplexElegance

      Mark Scott It's the satanic masonic duality belief system that they cancel out their wicked avarice by performing charitable and philanthropist ACTS 😏

  • Mark Scott
    Mark Scott

    Associates of the world UNITE! Except in a union. So, what does the manager tell people since they're no longer called 'workers', associate harder?

  • Jas Singh
    Jas Singh

    Straight up have only ever bought one thing off of amazon and I don’t even remember what it was.

  • V ▲ P Y D
    V ▲ P Y D

    OH MAN! The black guy doesn't even flinch at the end! XD

  • castilloandrew93

    14:25 dude

  • Jayden Go
    Jayden Go

    who was the voice actor at the end of the episode!!

  • Small Sith
    Small Sith

    Rewatching this, and you know what? This makes me want to send Jeff Bezos a personal message, and that message goes like this "Eat shit, Jeff."

  • shane hansen
    shane hansen

    With every episode, I hate the world even more.

  • gixxer6000

    As I learned from cornwall business does not give two figs about feels! There has to be other jobs in america guys why don't you just strike for a day get fired and watch amazon get buried in all kind of problems?

  • Robert Cox
    Robert Cox

    Amazon fired me for being at my 1st childs birth rather then coming to work,& just to say out loud i went to "hr" multiple times asking if theres any form or anything i needed to fill out or do so i wouldn't get in trouble. I was told "no, you have nothing to worry about, just enjoy meeting ur daughter" over and over. 30 minutes after i brought her home i recieved a phone call and was fired even after explaining what whappened, where i was,& what i was told before. They threw me to the side like it was throwing out a bit of food with a new born and no way to support her. Fuck bezos and fuck amazon

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  • Red Roy
    Red Roy

    I've worked in 9 of the 15 most dangerous jobs in the US. Only one job I've ever been injured on. And that was in a warehouse. My foot was crushed by a power double Jack. And don't get me wrong I also worked as a roofer and have fallen off several roofs. Got back up when back to work.

  • AM 2:42
    AM 2:42

    I had to work at age 16 at warehouses and currently still am because my family needs the money, a year later my dad died, my mom and I couldn't keep up with the rent and my 3 siblings and we went homeless for 2 months. I finish high school, now trying to go to college but it's hard to find a time schedule for me to do school and work and right now just looking for a job with a consistent schedule for i can go to school but I'm having no luck. Wish I had it easy man I'm gonna break one day and my mom is not doing so good so when that day comes I swear I won't be able to pick my self up anymore

    • ComplexElegance

      AM 2:42 Turn to Jesus. Truly believe he will make a way for you and he will. He's your only hope.

  • Erika Hahn
    Erika Hahn

    Good for you John Oliver for "not saying that" very clever as usual. Amazon is going to destroy this country.

  • John Freeman
    John Freeman

    Good news: Amazon is working hard to automate all of this back breaking work so humans won't have to do it any more.

  • Ben Ward
    Ben Ward

    We are all fucked, eventually no stores will be open irl and amazon will own everything, then proceed to increase the price due to a lack of competition we will have to deal with it

  • SchwerMetall154

    'Lots of people want this job' Then you fucking hire them, see how long it takes until the cheap labour you pour in becomes satisfied with working 10 hours a day, 5 days a week walking 15+ miles on concrete and in an endless dire need of a break before resulting in death and intra-company riots. Yeah, hire them then why don't you, you trillion-dollar corporate hellhole.

    • ComplexElegance

      SchwerMetall154 Illegal aliens should be forced to do these jobs in exchange for food and shelter or be deported. The actual citizens should have jobs monitoring their performance.

  • Irving E
    Irving E

    Brilliant idea provide the workers with Hoover boards

    • Irving E
      Irving E

      Send me money and let's get that going

  • a cursed cat
    a cursed cat

    Former warehouse worker here -- not for Amazon, but for a few other large companies (temp work, woo!) -- and when I finally got a real job with actual benefits, about a week before they kicked in, I hurt my back. I was only twenty at the time, and thought telling my manager would be enough. It wasn't, and I was fired not too much later for not filling out the appropriate workplace injury paperwork. Back healed eventually, at least.

  • Marek

    don't you love how people like to slander huge companies? when i got hired with amazon they told me RIGHT OFF THE BAT "its a hard job, not going to be easy. this is your chance to back out" 80% of Americans cry about a hard job, why? because they're lazy, no worth ethic, why do you think most of america is obese? because they're lazy. don't like the job? don't work there. simple as that. go find a job that starts with the title "lazy people accepted" cause I know of people back in the 60s and 80s that worked in even worse conditions. people now a days will get on sweat on their eyebrow and go crying to their mommies about how hard it is. go back to your mommies womb, since you crybabies wanna just get babied your entire life. i would take a hard job making 15 bucks an hour over working at a fastfood place listening to people like this guy cry about huge companies for 8.75 an hour.

  • kripos

    Funny thing about amazon warehouses is that you could probably start your own autonomous society there. Remember that when the apocalypse comes amazon warehouse workers, just barricade the doors and you're good.

  • Piriathy

    The reason why it's so easy for companies like Amazon to not only do but continue doing and to get away w/ doing such harmful shit to their employees is that law that states they have a legal responsibility to their shareholders do whatever is most immediately profitable for the company, specifically to raise the company's stock price. THAT means they have to make decisions that might be harmful to the employees (duh) and even the company itself in the long run *and they can argue in court that they were doing what they're legally obligated to do.* Think about how much ppl are suspicious of Facebook, ppl think it's creepy and insidious and it's at risk of being broken up via anti trust (maybe, hopefully). So all those bad, short term thinking decisions are ultimately resulting in some back lash. That one, stupid law that incentivizes/requires bad behavior/decision-making *really* should be removed, if it were it might really improve relationships between employee and employer.

  • Shaznay Sison
    Shaznay Sison

    Came here after that South Park episode

  • Salbastro

    Except the word "Robot" comes from a word meaning serf or slave. So yeah. Its almost like they treat their workers like robots.

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