Friday, July 19, 2019

New trick from all and abused Amazon: threat of termination during the leave


I assumed Amazon exhausted all the means of retaliation yet. However I erred.
Amazon Leave team is an independent HR team responsible for evaluating of employees medical documents, granting and extending the leave etc. I was on leave since August of 2018. Every month the team extended my leave.

In June of 2019, I informed Joel Wilson from the Amazon leave team, that I filled charges against Amazon for discrimination, retaliation and violation of unionizing laws. Right on the next month (July) Wilson let me know that my "leave of absence will not be extended" and I am "subject to attendance discipline, up to and including termination, for being away from work without authorization."


Coincidence? If we ask Wilson, he will respond that he is not satisfied with leave documents from my doctor: "it failed to outline your expected period of disability, and did not provide objective documentation of incapacity, restrictions or limitations."

Even if Wilson would be right, there are still questions. Why did Wilson extended my leave during the whole year until I informed him that I filed charges against Amazon? Once I said to Wilson about charges against Amazon, the leave was "magically" terminated.

It goes without saying, Amazon is overwhelmed with toxic culture of retaliation. But there is one more reason for termination. Amazon uses an opportunity to terminate me for "non-attendance" after the leave to prevent from very important activity. If I don't return to work, I can't send working emails and complaints. E. g. last time I sent complaint via the working email, my email was immediately locked.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Amazon software engineers are treated worse than farm 🦆


Amazon treats software engineers worse than farm animals


Amazon software engineers are often forced to work 16 hours a day


Amazon does not want to take liability for crimes of its employees


Here is update from my lawsuit with Amazon. After I started protests, I met flood of hate speech, defamation and harassment committed by official Amazon working emails. Amazon filed its response to my amended complaint. While Amazon employees commit hate speech, Amazon says: the company is not liable for that.

The conclusion is for the current Amazon employees. Company forces employees to follow the leadership principle "Insist on the highest standards" [of oppression]. This results in numerous violations of the law. When victims sue Amazon, Amazon says: company is not liable, even if our individual employees are liable.