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Sunday, April 04, 2021

Amazon apologized for a tweet denying workers urinate in bottles, a rare instance of contrition from the world's largest e-commerce company. ... "This was an own-goal, we're unhappy about it, and we owe an apology to Representative [Mark] Pocan," Amazon said in the blog. "First, the tweet was incorrect. It did not contemplate our large driver population and instead wrongly focused only on our fulfillment centers."



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'Tis curious what a little union organizing might do to a major corporation....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-03 08:23 PM | Reply

Bezos could get on the piss-guzzler's good side by delivering the bottles to Mara Lardo.

#2 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-04-04 01:53 PM | Reply

You don't become a billionaire by giving a shht about how people feel.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-04-04 02:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

not only do workers regularly have to urinate in bottles, they also -------- in bags

Simple solution.

Turn the drivers seat into a toilet seat.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-04-04 02:11 PM | Reply

Turn the drivers seat into a toilet seat.

Like a porta potty? Or with plumbing?

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-04-04 02:13 PM | Reply

A porta potty.

Which they'd be responsible for emptying and washing out at the end of their shift.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-04-04 02:25 PM | Reply

Are they selling the bottles online, or donating them to the Smithsonian?

#7 | Posted by Jaspar at 2021-04-04 03:35 PM | Reply

One the commode again, Just can't wait to get on the commode again...

#8 | Posted by Jaspar at 2021-04-04 03:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Actually this is very common among many long distance semi-drivers and has been so for many decades.

#9 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-04-04 08:17 PM | Reply

Hundreds of years from now, the trucks and bottles will tell the true story about what really happened to a sick and scared people.

#10 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-04-04 08:30 PM | Reply

My mother told me that my grandfather used to urinate in a pickle jar on long-distance trips, such as from Texas to California. This was around 1955.

I've run across 16 ounce soda bottles filled with urine at constructions sites.

I always assumed train engineers and conductors peed in a chamber pot of some kind. However, engineers have a small bathroom inside the locomotive cabin. As did the conductor's caboose at the end of the train when cabooses were still used.

#11 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-04 09:00 PM | Reply

Oh, when I was a kid, cabooses actually had potbelly stoves in them. That's what the flue pipe stack is sticking up over the roof of them that looks like a "T".

#12 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-04 09:04 PM | Reply

Yes, truckers have been doing this for a long time. I used to wonder why there were so many milk jugs on the side of the interstate and then one day I picked one up....ewww. Nobody should have to pee in a bottle, but for drivers in rural locales it can be an issue. Even if a driver could "plan ahead" it would not ideal for a driver to leave the route for an hour for a roundtrip bathroom break a couple times a day, so Amazon must do better to provide creative solutions. They could provide RV style toilets and privacy screens in the trucks or strategicaly locate portapotties on such routes.

#13 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2021-04-05 07:55 AM | Reply

I've spent a lot of time on the road, both professionally and for pleasure and peed in a lot of bottles. I've never had a problem with hanging on to it until I get somewhere proper to dispose of it. Throwing it by the side of the road is lame.

#14 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-04-05 08:23 AM | Reply

So do cops. And?

#15 | Posted by ABH at 2021-04-05 08:47 AM | Reply

Truth be known, every over-the-road trucking company deals with this ----. This isn't residential deliveries.

#16 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-04-05 08:42 PM | Reply

Is there a guy here who's never peed in a bottle???

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-05 08:46 PM | Reply

Truckers are in fact required to pee in Bottle. It's called a drug test.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-05 08:47 PM | Reply

I'll admit to having a couple beers before heading home to college. I believe the apparatus to be used as a chamber pot was a Big Gulp container. Anyhow, it was late night and we had a small train of cars all heading to the same place. As this was before the heyday of cellular phones, no-one wanted to be the first one to pull over for a micturition break. So, the 64 oz cup came into use. The fun part was tossing it out the window at 65mph. Yes, it makes a sticky mess on the cars behind you.

#19 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-06 07:28 AM | Reply

The upside is they'll stop tailgating you if they know they're likely be susceptible to a mighty urine bath.

The human ego is singularly the most pecking-ordered entity on earth.

#20 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-06 07:47 AM | Reply

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