Employee rages at ‘Billionaire Bezos’ after work injury forces her to live in car park

via thesun.co.uk:

AN ex-Amazon employee claims she ended up being evicted from her home and having to sleep at the warehouse car park after becoming injured at work and receiving no sick pay.

Vickie Shannon Allen, 49, from Texas, says she suffers back problems because of their faulty equipment.

Without full pay she fell behind on her rent and was made homeless.

Yesterday she uploaded a heartfelt YouTube video in which she laid bare her plight and made allegations against Amazon.

Standing by her car which was parked outside her workplace, she said: “I just can’t believe this is my life now. I am just in awe that I live in my car at my job – who does that?

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“I work for the world’s richest man [Jeff Bezos] and I live in my car.”

Ms Allen claims Amazon gave medical attention after her injury but bosses sent her home every day without pay because she was unable to work.

After nine months of wrangling with the company, she says she ended up with just ONE day’s paid leave.

She alleged she refused the firm’s offer of a buyout of only for $3,500 (£2,600), which meant she would have to sign a nondisclosure agreement to not say anything derogatory about Amazon or my experience.

Allen said she had found somewhere to live more permanently but needed money to pay the first month’s rent and deposit.


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