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Amazon has once again come under fire for its harsh treatment of employees.

Seasonal workers in Scotland are so worried about losing their minimum wage jobs that they pitched tents in the woods to be close to work.

The Christmas season is the busiest time of year for the Seattle, Washington based online commerce corporation.

According to the Courier UK newspaper, a reporter spotted a few tents in the woods near the Amazon fulfillment warehouse in Fife, Scotland.

The Fife facility is the size of 4 football fields and employs 4,000 seasonal workers to fill online orders.

One skittish worker who was spotted camping in the woods didn't want to give his name. He described Amazon as a "poor employer" and criticized the working practices.

Amazon defended its 60-hour workweeks, saying it valued its employees.

“Amazon should be ashamed that they pay their workers so little that they have to camp out in the dead of winter to make ends meet,” Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie told The Courier.

“They pay a small amount of tax and received millions of the pounds from the SNP Government so the least they should do is pay the proper living wage.

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  • MyNameIs

    If true...as a concerned citizen they need to stand up for themselves or find other work.

    As a consumer...I'm paying for Prime so as long as my packages get here in two days..I'm Ray Charles to this. ?

  • Cricket404

    Is Trump going to bring those jobs back too?

  • CapricornIce

    Shyt find other work duh.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Sometimes that's easier said than done; especially, if you're poor and uneducated.

  • Kilroy

    The rich get richer. SMH

  • Renee26

    So sad

  • hotntot95

    Well now I feel like ?...I stay ordering from Amazon...SMH

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    ??? omg I feel guilty for lol at this

  • LuvKaya

    How many living out there; even one is Too many.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    But seriously they do need to find another job not JUST because they feel amazon is a poor employer but also because their life is in jeopardy!! I'll be damned if I have to sleep outside and go clock in somewhere if I'm gone sleep outside then ain't no point in me clocking in nowhere I'll get a sign and hold that bih until I can save up and do better this is ridiculous!!!

  • A D N

    This is a sad case of the working poor! Wow!

  • T865!

    Coming soon to Trump's America near you!!

  • _perfectly__incomplete__

    This is crazy, people have been dying from sleeping in these freezing temperatures and Scotland is even colder than the towns that these deaths are occurring in

  • Scromes1212

    Amazon is becoming Wal-Mart. It's going to get worse before it gets better. Be cautious of low prices and same day delivery! Workers will pay for those things in the long run. Wages and working conditions. Trust.

  • Michelle

    Yet the idiot who runs Amazon is one of the wealthiest men in the world.

  • missmiami305

    I was gonna work seasonally from home for them but $10 and hour wasnt worth it. Most would go to taxes and the internet requirement.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I dislike Amazon. I hope they are sued for their disgraceful employment practices, both domestically and abroad. Make an example of them. It's sick that the founders of these companies are billionaires and their employees work ridiculously long hours for poor pay and often little-to-no benefits (hello Walmart).

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I just posted a similar comment to scroll down and see your comment. We're >here<.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Already here and has been here for decades.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I didn't know about Amazon, but I've been hoping for years someone take down Walmart. It is pitiful how they treat there workers. Especially during the holidays

  • nick c

    Thats what all my white friends say when all these blacks get shot in the streets, seems to be a lot of blind people these days.

  • nick c

    Walmart paid my gf more than any other retailer but their harsh treatment of workers makes them harsh coworkers too. When she got a better job 1 week from a year anniversary they refused to pay out vacation or PTO because she was not there exactly a year. Never again

  • Zane

    My brother works at an Amazon sorting warehouse location in Maryland. They sent them home early on thanksgiving to avoid paying them time and the half for 5.5 hours. He only worked for 3 hours that day. He works the 1am-6:30am shift. They claimed there was an error with the packages so they only received half of the packages that night= hours was cut in half. On the day the employees came in excited for time and the half, there was an error ? Not to mention, that location isn't prepared for the holiday peak at all. They are understaffed and the workers are dropping each night!

    I don't see Amazon staying on top for too long.

  • tanya30060

    Talk to trump about it!!!

  • tanya30060

    You voted for trump so suck it up!!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Prime example smh. We learn from our mistakes

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    That's horrible after my prime ends I'll stop as I did with Walmart. I don't like the policy of leaving your stuff where anybody can take it either.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And what-replaced by robots?

    Trump's labor secretary nominee wants robots to replace workers at his restaurants--Carl Jr. and Hardees and he believes that illegals have a better work ethic than Americans.

    But who's surprised by that revelation.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It's going to get significantly worse after Republicans cut Social Security and voucherize Medicare.
    I wonder how many of the Trump voters who are on Medicare and Social Security won't be around in 2020 to vote for him again due to those cuts.

  • Connie

    Me too....smh

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    ALL the governments, world wide allow this abuse.
    Official are sell out that have a non existent moral compass that would NOT allow them to find their way to the toilet.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Make an example of them. It's sick that the founders of these companies are billionaires and their employees work ridiculously long hours for poor pay and often little-to-no benefits (hello Walmart).

  • Willette Capers

    Me too. I'm the queen of Prime and Now. I feel horrible. (clicks buy now button)

  • Willette Capers

    Me too. I'm the queen of Prime and Now. I feel horrible. (clicks buy now button)

  • SpiceGirl

    dang, and Im a big shopper with Amazon....Im appalled!

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    I thought Scottland had it better than any other country??

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Amazon pays $19 a hour where I live.

  • Low E. TUH!

    THESE FOLKS ARE CAMPING OUT BECAUSE THEY ARE WORKING LONG SHIFTS AND USUALLY WON'T GET TO SPEND MUCH TIME AT HOME ANYWAY...LITERALLY A MEAL AND A BATH AND A COUPLE WINKS. IN THE WOODS THO? DAMN

  • hotntot95

    ??

  • Shira Harding-James

    Why though?!

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    So Amazon is just as bad as Walmart I see, and Walmart is the devil.