Amazon warehouse workers have to pee into bottles because they are too scared of missing their targets if they walk to the bathroom.
Author James Bloodworth went undercover at an Amazon fulfilment centre in Staffordshire and said staff feared being disciplined for "idle time.".
A survey of Amazon workers released on Monday found those who reported feeling sick — even through pregnancy — were penalised for not turning up or taking breaks.
Amazon is famous for tracking how fast its warehouse workers can pick and package items from its shelves, imposing strictly timed breaks and targets.
A survey of Amazon workers, released on Monday, found almost three-quarters of fulfilment centre staff are afraid of using the toilet in case they miss their targets.
The survey, compiled by worker campaign platform Organise, also found that workers felt considerably more anxious after joining Amazon.
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