NBC News @NBCNews The leading source of global news and info for more than 75 years. Jul. 15, 2019 1 min read

As Amazon gears up for Prime Day, the annual shopping event where consumers can snag Black Friday-like bargains on millions of items, some Amazon employees are bracing for a long two days — and then some.  https://nbcnews.to/2NT5PS7  (1/5)

In recent weeks, workers in Amazon’s fulfillment centers have taken to a private Facebook Group with nearly 18,000 members to let off steam and express frustration with Amazon policies surrounding the consumer holiday.  https://nbcnews.to/2NT5PS7  (2/5)

“Prime Day coming up,” a member wrote with image of a sinking ship.

“It’s gonna be like 2 months of hell for us no matter what, especially since they're doing the damn 1 day shipping and we can all hardly keep up with the regular orders with 1 day shipping,” another wrote. (3/5)

The sentiments from the group provide a window into the lives of workers at Amazon’s more than 140 fulfillment centers around the US who make up the bulk of the company’s workforce, which numbers more than half a million people.  https://nbcnews.to/2NT5PS7  (4/5)

In recent years, the working conditions have become the subject of growing criticism.

During 2018 Prime Day, consumers ordered more than 100,000,000 products. This year’s Prime Day has expanded to two days: July 15 and 16.  https://nbcnews.to/2NT5PS7  (5/5)

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