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Amazon Aware that Workers Allegedly pee in Water Bottles, Documents Show

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posted on Mar, 29 2021 @ 11:43 AM
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Folks, I drove OTR for 8 years... logged over a million miles. I wouldn't set foot in a truck without a bottle, and don't even like long car trips without one. When you gotta go, you gotta go, and there's just not always a nice clean restroom handy.

Leave the drivers alone. They're doing a very hard job with very little thanks. If not for them, you wouldn't be getting your precious knick-knacks delivered to your front door. If they're so terrible, just stop ordering.

Hell, I wonder if the wife would bake a few cookies for our drivers? Maybe show them that someone gives a crap...

TheRedneck



posted on Mar, 29 2021 @ 11:49 AM
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Who hasn't pissed in a bottle? Pro tip...Gatorade bottles...

Most drivers have a route, and smart drivers have their favorite places they can go. I drive to work 50 miles one way and if I have a beer I have a prefect place to stop. Its a camping grounds toilet not used much...lol

When I lived in Japan, the sides of the highway was littered with porn comics and piss bottles... Talk about gross...


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posted on Mar, 29 2021 @ 11:50 AM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
Folks, I drove OTR for 8 years... logged over a million miles. I wouldn't set foot in a truck without a bottle, and don't even like long car trips without one. When you gotta go, you gotta go, and there's just not always a nice clean restroom handy.

Leave the drivers alone. They're doing a very hard job with very little thanks. If not for them, you wouldn't be getting your precious knick-knacks delivered to your front door. If they're so terrible, just stop ordering.

Hell, I wonder if the wife would bake a few cookies for our drivers? Maybe show them that someone gives a crap...

TheRedneck


Thanks for that.

Straight on reality without drama. Truck drivers been using bottles forever.

I worked on a shipping dock. Loved “my guys”. Tried to always have coffee and snacks for them.

Some docks wouldn’t even let them leave their trucks.



posted on Mar, 29 2021 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: Annee

Even the lady drivers use bottles... with a funnel. It's just a fact of life.

You bring up the thing I hated the most about driving: pickup and delivery. I could show up with a big smile on my face, ready to get my load or deliver it, and most terminals treated me like I had just slapped their dog. I have had to sit in my truck for upwards of 10 hours straight, and no restroom available. That bottle became my best friend at times like that.

And it's probably the same people who gave me that attitude who would scream the loudest about me having a bottle in the back of my truck.

Now, I will admit there are some seriously nasty drivers out there. Me, I always kept the bottle tightly capped and secured (don't want that stuff all over my truck, you know) and I emptied it whenever I was in an appropriate place. Porta-potties were great for that; they're designed for disposal. I knew some truck stops that had an area unofficially designated for that as well, usually way back at the edge of their property where no one would be around to deal with it. In a pinch, the restroom at a rest area when there was no one stirring.

Let me take the time to thank you for being kind to your drivers. I know every single one appreciated you more than you probably even know.

TheRedneck



posted on Mar, 29 2021 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: TheRedneck
Folks, I drove OTR for 8 years... logged over a million miles. I wouldn't set foot in a truck without a bottle, and don't even like long car trips without one. When you gotta go, you gotta go, and there's just not always a nice clean restroom handy.

Leave the drivers alone. They're doing a very hard job with very little thanks. If not for them, you wouldn't be getting your precious knick-knacks delivered to your front door. If they're so terrible, just stop ordering.

Hell, I wonder if the wife would bake a few cookies for our drivers? Maybe show them that someone gives a crap...

TheRedneck


Thanks for that.

Straight on reality without drama. Truck drivers been using bottles forever.

I worked on a shipping dock. Loved “my guys”. Tried to always have coffee and snacks for them.

Some docks wouldn’t even let them leave their trucks.


It's different now with COVID19 around. Drivers can't wash their hands in the van or truck. It's not healthy for drivers and also for people receiving deliveries. It's not decent anyway. Ask yourself if you would do it.

I also control a truck receiving bay as part of my duties, we provide access to restrooms and lunch rooms with soda and snack machines. They can also use microwave ovens in the lunch room and drinkable water fountains.

In the bay we have a sink, soap, paper towels and also hand sanitizer.

You must treat people with respect, they are workers not slaves.
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posted on Mar, 30 2021 @ 09:51 AM
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I knew a girl who cleaned and detailed semis and she told me that certain drivers would cut holes in the floor of their cab to crap into, which basically meant she had to spray off and clean the crap out of everything.

I don't see the issue with pissing in bottles. It's my go to whenever I don't have a bush or tree to piss behind.



posted on Mar, 30 2021 @ 10:39 AM
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Amazon is an International Company so . . .


(NOTE THE DATE of this article !!!! June 10, 2015)😃
Stop Drinking Camel Urine, World Health Organization Says😎🆘


WE KNOW IT'S TEMPTING.

After all, who hasn't gotten the urge to sip a glass of chilled camel urine every now and then?

But, according to the World Health Organization, it could be deadly.

You see, there's a bit of a MERS situation. MERS — officially called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus — leads to fevers, breathing problems, pneumonia, kidney failure and other deadly complications.

According to a news release, about 64 cases of the disease have been documented in South Korea, including five deaths.



posted on Mar, 30 2021 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: Trueman

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: TheRedneck
Folks, I drove OTR for 8 years... logged over a million miles. I wouldn't set foot in a truck without a bottle, and don't even like long car trips without one. When you gotta go, you gotta go, and there's just not always a nice clean restroom handy.

Leave the drivers alone. They're doing a very hard job with very little thanks. If not for them, you wouldn't be getting your precious knick-knacks delivered to your front door. If they're so terrible, just stop ordering.

Hell, I wonder if the wife would bake a few cookies for our drivers? Maybe show them that someone gives a crap...

TheRedneck


Thanks for that.

Straight on reality without drama. Truck drivers been using bottles forever.

I worked on a shipping dock. Loved “my guys”. Tried to always have coffee and snacks for them.

Some docks wouldn’t even let them leave their trucks.


It's different now with COVID19 around. Drivers can't wash their hands in the van or truck. It's not healthy for drivers and also for people receiving deliveries. It's not decent anyway. Ask yourself if you would do it.

I also control a truck receiving bay as part of my duties, we provide access to restrooms and lunch rooms with soda and snack machines. They can also use microwave ovens in the lunch room and drinkable water fountains.

In the bay we have a sink, soap, paper towels and also hand sanitizer.

You must treat people with respect, they are workers not slaves.


Well, good for you for accommodating your drivers — as did I.

Not everyone is so generous.

The reality is — Covid just might’ve made it worse for the drivers at loading/receiving docks.



posted on Mar, 30 2021 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: TheRedneck
Folks, I drove OTR for 8 years... logged over a million miles. I wouldn't set foot in a truck without a bottle, and don't even like long car trips without one. When you gotta go, you gotta go, and there's just not always a nice clean restroom handy.

Leave the drivers alone. They're doing a very hard job with very little thanks. If not for them, you wouldn't be getting your precious knick-knacks delivered to your front door. If they're so terrible, just stop ordering.

Hell, I wonder if the wife would bake a few cookies for our drivers? Maybe show them that someone gives a crap...

TheRedneck


Thanks for that.

Straight on reality without drama. Truck drivers been using bottles forever.

I worked on a shipping dock. Loved “my guys”. Tried to always have coffee and snacks for them.

Some docks wouldn’t even let them leave their trucks.


This just makes me think drivers have always had a rough deal.

Not the peeing in the bottle part i get that, but not allowed to leave the truck? Jesus...



posted on Mar, 30 2021 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: Ohanka

The leaving the truck bit is either union rules or fear of liability.

A friend is a courier. He makes good money driving a van hauling things for people. He doesn't need a CDL, so he has a little bit more freedom with his schedule. He takes one gallon Ziplock bags and puts a pad of stuff that he buys on line in them. When he needs to he goes into the bag and the pad absorbs everything. He seals the bag and places it in another bag and disposes of it when he can. He can fit several of them in his glove box.



posted on Mar, 30 2021 @ 02:55 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Smart. I only ever used a Gatorade bottle



posted on Mar, 30 2021 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: AutomateThis1

The reason for the holes is that, in certain states/areas, stopping on a wide shoulder on a deserted stretch of road to go hide behind a bush is punishable by a pretty hefty fine. I have had one state trooper (I think it was Virginia?) stop behind me while I was catching up paperwork on the side of the road, and accuse me of "illegal disposal of human waste." I kid you not. He literally walked all around my truck with his flashlight checking for wet spots.

He didn't find any, of course; I kept a bottle. After he left, I did take that opportunity to empty it, just because he was so hung up on it.

I have known drivers to get ticketed for that charge, or if the offending substance couldn't be found, "public indecency." Just for using a bush.

Truck stops are just not on every route, and sometimes the delivery time is so short, you just don't have time to find a truck stop, go through the parking lot to find a place to park, back that 53' behemoth into said parking spot, walk across that huge lot to get inside, use the restroom, walk back across that lot, update the logs, and get back on the main road. So some drivers (owner-ops) will cut a small hole so they can pull off on that shoulder, do what needs doing, and take back off without losing much time. It's a little on the nasty side, but the driving times and restrictions make it almost necessary if one is to get the job done.

TheRedneck



posted on Mar, 30 2021 @ 05:17 PM
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This just makes me think drivers have always had a rough deal.

Not the peeing in the bottle part i get that, but not allowed to leave the truck? Jesus...

It happens pretty regularly. Annee, as much as I hate to say it, is the exception, not the rule. There's been a couple cases where a driver is found dead in his truck after getting unloaded/loaded.

Every terminal has their own set of "rules" that drivers have to go by. Sometimes you are required to be outside the truck in a special area (which in my experience is always nasty and often exposed to weather). Sometimes you have to stay in your truck. Sometimes you have to shut the engine off, meaning you have no climate control or entertainment for 10 hours or more. Sometimes you have to physically unhook from the trailer and then pull forward to disengage. Sometimes the receiver wants the driver to unload! (My response was "Truck DRIVER. What part of truck DRIVER are you having trouble with?") Many, many times a driver will show up with something like 5 hours left on his logs to get unloaded and park, and 7 hours later he is told he's unloaded and he now has to leave the lot in violation of Federal DOT regulations. And if he complains? The police will come and force him to leave, then tell their buddies who are waiting to write him a log book violation ticket.

That's the world of trucking. And some fools are worried they might pee in a bottle?

Sheesh!

TheRedneck



posted on Mar, 31 2021 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

I never drove a truck professionally but I have driven 1000's of hours in a passenger car. When I drove my myself to stop at a restroom would generally would take up 15 minutes of lost time. Meaning the 7 1/2 your in the restroom plus the 7 1/2 minutes that you lose and will never recover on the entire trip so I used a bottle.

Never had an accident or a near miss with the bottle or car.

I would never do it with a passenger in the vehicle.

Urine is urine. Totally biodegradable and the plastic still can be recycled. Look at how much "purified" city water one saves.

We are BETTER than the Green New Deal as we exceed expectations


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posted on Mar, 31 2021 @ 08:45 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

Back in the early 90's there were rumors that homosexual men were using the restrooms at a local State Park to have sex. So they closed the restrooms. Then the rumor was that they were using the hiking trails to meet up and have sex in the woods. So the Local and State Police started staking out the trails. They never caught anybody having sex, but, they wrote a bunch of citations for people fishing and hiking urinating in the woods, because the restrooms were closed.

The County DA had pushed the sex in the Park thing heavy during the election. She also pushed a Sex Offender Registry. That wasn't working too well either, so she got a bright idea. She figured that the Park was a place where people took their children, so she had every MAN who got a citation added to the Sex Offenders list because there could have possibly been a child near by. The fall out from this was huge. People lost their jobs, lost visitation rights to their children and other things.
She got blown out in the next election over a different fiasco. It took years to get the names removed. Every time somebody tried to do the right thing, they got hit with being soft on pedophiles.
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posted on Mar, 31 2021 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

That sounds like typical government:
  • Create a problem
  • Impose a nonsensical solution to created problem
  • Use solution to hurt people not involved with original problem
  • Show others how great it is that people are being hurt
  • Profit from the whole thing
Peeing, defacating, and sexual relations are natural impulses that cannot be stopped. Public sexual relations might be an annoyance, but there are better, more effective methods to combat that. Homosexuality between consenting adults is no one else's business, period. I believe any politician that even mentions restricting those activities in any way should be immediately escorted from their office and barred from ever holding any public office or speaking into a microphone again for life.

TheRedneck




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