• An anonymous Amazon employee wrote in The Guardian that seasonal warehouse workers were fired over text the day after Christmas last year.
  • Amazon brings in lots of seasonal workers for “peak,” the six week period which runs from a week before Black Friday up until Christmas.
  • According to the anonymous worker, texts were then sent out asking employees to volunteer for overtime.

An anonymous Amazon worker has written a column in The Guardian describing what it’s like to work at an Amazon warehouse, or “fulfilment center,” at Christmas.

The period from the week before Black Friday running through to Christmas is called “peak,” and is when warehouse workers are expected to put in more hours in shift patterns that can add up to about 60 hours a week, according to the anonymous employee.