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‘Gamification of underpaid work’: TikToker allegedly exposes Amazon game board for warehouse workers (updated)

One tab encourages the employee to 'Make History' and pick up 1 million units.

 

Dan Latu

Tech

Published Dec 5, 2021   Updated Dec 6, 2021, 2:36 pm CST

A TikTok video allegedly exposing an Amazon game board for warehouse workers has racked up nearly 1.8 million views.

In the video, user @chutuo shows an “Achievements” screen with cartoon icons. 

Tasks are written out like a video game, including “Punctual” and “Picking Up Speed.”  

One tab encourages the employee to “Make History” and pick up 1 million units.

In another video, @chutuo identifies herself as an Amazon employee, though it’s unclear if she is currently with the company. 

She captions the video, “Worst job I’ve ever had. Overworked, underpaid, treated like a machine. No socializing at all. Basically a prison imo. I could make a series about why I hate this job tbh.”

https://www.tiktok.com/@chutuo/video/7038276875894164783

On the original video, users have joked and expressed dismay over the alleged “gamification” of working for Amazon. 

“Gamification of underpaid work,” one of the top comments reads.

“Took the ‘logging into play job simulator’ trend to [sic] literal,” commented @ron.in

“Once you complete your weekly quests you get a 5 minute toilet break,” said @scientificstallion

In a comment, @chutuo tells viewers, “I’ll make more videos of amazon games when I get back to peak hell.”

@chutuo did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.

Update 2:31 pm CT, Dec. 6: “Employees have told us they enjoy having the option to join in these workstation games, which are completely optional,” an Amazon spokesperson told the Daily Dot. “They can switch in or out of different games depending on their preference, can play anonymously, or not play at all—the choice is theirs.”

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*First Published: Dec 5, 2021, 3:08 pm CST