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Amazon warns workers about workplace suicides due to workload, email leaked

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Amazon warned its employees about how the peak sales season can drive people to suicide and damage their mental health.

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  • Amazon has tipped off its employees about how the peak season can make them feel “suicidal” via email.
  • Amazon warned users not to express their grudges with colleagues or incite violence in the workplace due to work pressure.
  • A former company employee had told the publication that people having public breakdowns are a regular thing at Amazon.

In a bizarre turn of events, Amazon has tipped its employees off how high season can make them feel “suicidal” via email. The e-commerce giant warned users not to voice their grudges with colleagues or incite violence in the workplace due to work pressure.

Amazon seems to be well aware of the pressure its employees are under during special sales like Prime Day.

The Prime Day sale is held every year exclusively for Prime members. It’s an extremely stressful period for people on the ground, as well as people working from Amazon’s offices because the number of orders is increasing rapidly. Amazon’s overnight delivery offer also keeps the logistics team on their toes. Special sales require employees to work overtime without taking leave.

“Peak season is a busy time for our entire team as they are all dedicated to helping clients receive their vacation packages on time. It’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed. And while most of us never represent a risk to others, some people may misbehave in a way that causes concern. This could be due to many factors in their lives, not just what they experience at work. Regardless of the cause, workplace violence is never the answer, ”reads the Amazon email obtained by Engadget.

The email was shared by an employee on condition of anonymity. The employee told the publication that Amazon had never sent messages like this during previous seasons. He said he had been with Amazon for just over four years, but never received an email where Amazon emphasized the mental health of its employees and how it can affect them and the people around them.

Amazon’s email to its employees also emphasized how increased workloads can lead to “suicide.” “” Remember that your mental health is important. If you experience stress, feelings of depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts, speak with your manager, an HR business partner, or a mental health professional, “the email read. Amazon encouraged workers to seek professional help if they feel suicidal. due to workload.

A former company employee had told the publication that people having public breakdowns are a regular thing at Amazon. The company spokesperson had declined to respond to email-related questions, but said: “We know it has been a difficult year and a half for everyone and like most large companies, we work to support our teams. in many different ways. This includes providing resources throughout the year for anyone who may be dealing with stress in their personal life or at work, and making sure they feel seen and can ask for help if they need it. “

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