Long lines of tractor-trailers filled with electronics, apparel and home-improvement goods crowd Interstate 10 through Southern California’s Inland Empire. The trucks are headed for a growing number of warehouses that are displacing the citrus groves that once dominated the area.
Some employees have said that Amazon tracks their every step throughout the fulfillment center and will put them on alert if they’re not as productive as their counterparts.
We will be fired if we say we just can’t or won’t get better, the workamper tells me. But so long as I resign myself to hearing how inadequate I am on a regular basis, I can keep this job.