Amazon did its best to create a lot of problems for me for the last couple of weeks. The more problems I have the more time I spend to resolve them. The more time I spend on problems, the less time I spend on protests. Amazon is smart. I was overwhelmed with problems and didn't have time to protest more and share the updates.
Amazon attempted to get access to my medical records. Then, they informed me that they are not going to continue my leave. That means automatic termination:
- if I return to work, I am terminated via fake "pivot";
- if I do not return to work, I am terminated for the failure to return to work.
Termination is especially bad for me because my working visa application with USCIS will be cancelled. I will not be deported immediately, but if I will not get other immigration status, the deportation is the worst perspective. Since Amazon is very smart, they found how to harm me hereby also.
Amazon retaliated my protests and attempts for unionizing when I sent email to other employees. The company locked my laptop, locked access to the working network and working email. The working email was used in particular to maintain conversation with the working visa team from Amazon. Then, this team was not able to contact me with urgent matters of application because Amazon locked my email. And the visa status was jeopardized.
Fortunately, finally the visa team reached me over my private email. However this seems to be the result of luck. Overall it shows the demeanor and the culture of retaliation in the company.
Thus, the best advice for everyone who applies for a job or works for Amazon is: apply for another company if you have a chance to do so because of the following:
- Other company will not retaliate against you in the most outrageous ways.
- Other company will not jeopardize life of your children just to retaliate your complaint
- Other company will not jeopardize your immigration status just for retaliation
- Other company will not tolerate suicides of its employees
Last week I did protest in NY and my friend helped me with video taping. Thanks a lot to him. But due to some technical problems the videos are not available yet. As soon as I get them, new fun with security of Amazon building will be available on YouTube. Looking forward for new protests in Seattle soon.