Warehouses: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published on Jul 1, 2019
  • It’s easy to buy things online, and even easier not to think about how they get to you. John Oliver discusses what happens when you click “buy now.”
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  • Goodies Crochet and Knit

    Its true! Most warehouses are like this including mail delivery facilities

  • Maloy7800
    Maloy7800 10 hours ago

    This is a uniquely and stupidly American thing - same day shipping. WHY!? Why the hell would you need to have your TV on the same day as you ordered it!? Everywhere in the world people somehow survive with 3-5 days, and they're FINE. However, Americans AGAIN demand something they don't need.

  • Sam Li
    Sam Li 12 hours ago

    I work for amazon Prime delivery. I get up 5:30, and the stand up meeting start around 7:00, and I usually finished at 6 pm. When we drive into the warehouse start to load, they start to push and yelling saying how many minutes u have, which I got 290 packages to load into a stupid prime Van. They want us to finished load out in 15 minutes( maybe less) which is impossible. So you have to drive out of the warehouse after the siren on and load it outside, and eventually your van will full with packages and even a lightly aggressive turn will screw up the order of ur boxes and u have to take another 15 minutes to reorganized the van during your delivery. I used to run and drive Fast as F to get raise. Now I do get a little raise but I got ness and legs pain everyday, I got angry and frustrated when the delivering apps giving me the wrong direction(everyday), I started to smash and curse everything I see in the van. It’s not a good job and fun job to do. It’s physically abused, super pressured, and poor paid. We experience the same shit with amazon warehouses & Btw, F U Amazon.

  • Randy Isenberg
    Randy Isenberg Day ago

    The reason Amazon raised the minimum wage to 15 dollars per hour was because they substituted the wage raise for full time employees stock benefit. Before they raised the minimum wage, a full time employee earned 1 share of stock per year. Then they say they took a vote among employees and a majority decided to take an hourly raise rather than stock. I think It's all a lie, nobody voted. Now Only managers and up get stock. We all thought the world's richest man was helping people out, it turns out that he is helping him self. JEFF BEZOS IS A FUCKING PIG!!!

  • gogo daal
    gogo daal Day ago


  • Quinntus79
    Quinntus79 2 days ago +2

    When did the United States become a Charles Dickens novel?

  • Brendan Michaels
    Brendan Michaels 2 days ago

    I find it annoying how John Oliver refuses to actually say capitalism is bad and just say that billionaires are created because of a computer error in capitalism when in fact capitalism is built to always have a class structure where there are rich people, people in the middle, and poor people

  • PartOf TheRoutine
    PartOf TheRoutine 3 days ago


  • L K
    L K 3 days ago +2

    It's the early 1900's all over again. The clever algorithm is what let's them squeeze workers harder too.

  • Victoria Young
    Victoria Young 3 days ago

    The bullshit on Twitter with their Amazon “FC Ambassadors” is a fucking farce. What company needs to have ambassadors to tell you that the work conditions are okay in their company?

  • Diana Huntress
    Diana Huntress 3 days ago

    I have a BA and deliver for Amazon. I actually like it. But yeah all of this is accurate. But that's why base pay is $15/hr.

    • Diana Huntress
      Diana Huntress 3 days ago

      I WOULD NOT work in the warehouse, to be clear. But I love my job.

  • Gabe Good
    Gabe Good 4 days ago

    yeah those prime pantry emails give me orgasms!!

  • RBG section
    RBG section 5 days ago

    i work at a warehouse that handles a lot of the distribution for Kellogg's and we dont have heat or ac in the warehouse it gets hella cold and hella hot but its worth it cause the pay is so good and thats why people work at places like amazon and other websites

  • Xexomaru
    Xexomaru 5 days ago

    TBH im dying of laught at this one... as a 3rd world country citizen i can tell you this is everyday work... why? because 1st world countries like things cheap and my country sell them cheap shit... also, i win 8k dollars a year... im on the top 10% (ish) on money winning at this country :3

  • Michael Hunt
    Michael Hunt 5 days ago

    The Warehouse in UPS is very similar when it comes to the speed of moving packages. My body is hurting me more than any other job I've ever had. It's all about the money honey.

  • Tom Ryan Eades
    Tom Ryan Eades 6 days ago

    Comedy team Middleditch and Ratliff

  • Robert Patterson
    Robert Patterson 6 days ago

    Never ordered online anything. No amazon, no nothing. Bezos sells dildos to his ex. Wonder why? 🤫 personally I like to fire up my rickshaw and go to a brick and mortar store , pick my own items , then pay at the counter to a real live cashier and ask them ‘ how is their day? , how antiquated, huh?

  • Robert Correa
    Robert Correa 6 days ago


  • james durnford
    james durnford 7 days ago

    target is worse

  • Thany Trann
    Thany Trann 7 days ago

    There are suckers born every minutes, and there are suckers willing to take those stupid jobs.
    Those rich people got richer because people are scare and coward. They are scare of living in the street and they are too coward to admit that they have the same problems as everyone else. The first problem is that people are insecure, then the rich and ruthless people will exploit that vulnerability.

  • Michael
    Michael 8 days ago

    Why does amazon ship so much bear repellent

    • ComplexElegance
      ComplexElegance 2 days ago

      Michael Probably bc its a more potent alternative to pepper spray.

  • Ing. Max Koschuh
    Ing. Max Koschuh 8 days ago

    best show on the internet

  • Justin
    Justin 8 days ago +2

    Walmart's just as anti union as Amazon is when they started out in the South and I'm sure they still do, thats why I hate them both

  • Ash J
    Ash J 8 days ago

    If you're working in an Amazon storehouse you cannot afford to be a parent and have a kid.

  • Fredrik Dunge
    Fredrik Dunge 9 days ago

    The 15th and 16th are prime days? But neither 15 nor 16 are primes. Why not go with 13 and 17 instead?

  • john holmes
    john holmes 9 days ago

    Jeff bezos is a piece of shit... glad he lost half of his money in a very public divorce

  • C Smith
    C Smith 10 days ago

    Ok, bleeding the heart for Amazon in order to change consumer behavior turning to them makes sense. Unions? Ask the auto and manufacturing industry how well that worked out for them. Oh, wait...

  • Catnium
    Catnium 10 days ago

    this is why we are building robots

    who will than revolt and wipe out humanity for being shitty bosses

  • Bee Emm
    Bee Emm 10 days ago +1

    The narrator at the end kinda sounds like Ryan Reynolds

    • Lemonie Lala
      Lemonie Lala 7 days ago

      Exactly!! I'm scrolling through the comments to see if someone would confirm it! 😂 Guess I'll have to google it.

  • Sonic Wolves
    Sonic Wolves 11 days ago +1

    Here in Italy, Amazon damn near killed my 30 year old friend who worked there as a runner. This wonderful person was in great health, but was run ragged daily and suffered a horrible case of nervous exhaustion(yes, I know it's not deadly, but it did cause a severe loss all vitality) which caused the inability to work or do anything else for about a month or two after quitting. Nobody should be worked like this, no matter where or what job.

  • Monster Dad
    Monster Dad 11 days ago

    I only use amazon because the surveys I do pays in amazon gift cards

  • Robin de Klerk
    Robin de Klerk 12 days ago

    What I got from this is that there is even more reason to further automate
    When I was rigging or doing concrete break outs I would have loved to just walk around.
    Don’t like working at Amazon, maybe don’t go work at Amazon?

  • Essley Green
    Essley Green 12 days ago

    There is so much yall dont about this company and why they raised their wages.

  • Nichole
    Nichole 12 days ago

    Well our ancestors had to work that hard for their food so some of us have to do the same.

    • Just the Facts
      Just the Facts 9 days ago

      @Kingy88 Yeah, and referring to profiting from the labor of workers as winnings is further proof that capitalism is dead. That's why I don't get leftists talking about how capitalism is evil when the labor of your employees is raking in billions, but rather than pay it to them, you keep it for yourself to send giant dildos to space. That is not capitalism; it's peasantry.

    • Kingy88
      Kingy88 10 days ago +1

      So that somehow justifies growing wage gaps in America and what is ostensibly wage slavery for no gain?

  • Tim Nicktion
    Tim Nicktion 12 days ago

    "converting my amazon winnings into space travel"
    not only is that so far removed from reality that he won't even associate it verbally with money,
    it's fucking stupid. there's really nothing better on earth you can think of? really?
    you would think he'd at least start with hair growth

  • Butch McQueen
    Butch McQueen 12 days ago

    @14:24 That right there.
    Ever wonder why they never open these big warehouses in metro cities with actual ordinances protecting employees? So they go to the burbs, cities with very little industry profiles and essentially pit these communities against each other for a $15hr job that should be paying $30hr. Fucking evil.

  • John
    John 12 days ago

    The word Robot is a Czech word for Slave. What's hard about amazon is we can't get stuff unless we go to Amazon.

  • Kitty Kat
    Kitty Kat 12 days ago +1

    everyone should play "you are jeff bezos" a great game that lets you spend his money....obviously on things that are actually important :P

  • Brendan Varilek
    Brendan Varilek 12 days ago

    Did anyone else think of Andrew Yang after watching this?

  • Kitty Kat
    Kitty Kat 12 days ago

    also holding your bladder for too long can result in urinary tract infections so..it's extra not good for you

  • scott bell
    scott bell 12 days ago

    I appreciate John Oliver's extremely intelligent and sarcastic news coverage, I agree overwhelmingly with 90% of his overall values. I find his brand of humor and delivery of vital information that impacts the global community important and refreshing. One very difficult intellectual issue I cannot understand. His opinions of the attack on the twin towers and the demolition of building 7. Infront of the patriot act, the invasion of Arag, followed by Afghanistan. The overt denial of possible false flag action in the face of all the extreme political changes in America and the U.K. the known history of propaganda and the money trails behind those attacks seems from such intelligent reporting and objective views, somewhat disingenuous?

  • Lysa
    Lysa 13 days ago

    this is why you need unions

  • seth6665
    seth6665 13 days ago

    You gotta feel bad for the Amazon workers who have to handle sex toys and stuff like that

  • Brian Fong
    Brian Fong 13 days ago +1

    So your Amazon order is fulfilled, but the Amazon workers lives are unfulfilled. Got it.

  • greenphoenix17
    greenphoenix17 13 days ago +1

    Why does Bernie not get any credit for the 15 dollars an hour??? Was previously 7.25!!!!

  • Philip Human
    Philip Human 13 days ago

    This is fucking terrible, i am never buying from Amazon again😠

  • X YZ-T
    X YZ-T 14 days ago


  • ElOlafino
    ElOlafino 15 days ago +1

    Hey Amazon,
    no one cares how long it takes to receive a package. Because if they want to have it now, people could just go to a fucking store.

  • RedneckJosh
    RedneckJosh 15 days ago

    I work at a caterpiller distribution center and am thankful they don't push us as hard as amazon. we are supposed to get 55 picks an hour not 200 like amazon or 100+ like Walmart. I still walk about 8 miles and load about 2000+ lbs in boxes a night but have good pay and great benefits. plus if I need to go pee before break I can. fuck amazon!

  • Mark Scott
    Mark Scott 15 days ago

    Andrew Carnegie was born in my home town of Dunfermline, Scotland. He is hailed as a great man because he gifted libraries and parks to people; also that he made many men millionaires. What is not told is how he called in the Pinkertons to break strikes and, just like the CEOs these days, kept people working as hard as possible, as long as possible, for as little safety, welfare and money as possible. It's no good the likes of Carnegie then, and Bill Gates now, creaming all the cash from their workers first, then getting plaudits for giving it to charities later - though at least they have done something. Carnegie could have simply pre-empted Bezoz and ploughed his ... winnings ... into a steam-powered space ship. If the CEOs of today want their associates to work hard then incentivise with stocks and shares rather than cheapskate vouchers.

    • ComplexElegance
      ComplexElegance 2 days ago

      Mark Scott It's the satanic masonic duality belief system that they cancel out their wicked avarice by performing charitable and philanthropist ACTS 😏

  • Mark Scott
    Mark Scott 15 days ago

    Associates of the world UNITE! Except in a union. So, what does the manager tell people since they're no longer called 'workers', associate harder?

  • Jas Singh
    Jas Singh 15 days ago +1

    Straight up have only ever bought one thing off of amazon and I don’t even remember what it was.

  • V ▲ P Y D
    V ▲ P Y D 16 days ago

    OH MAN! The black guy doesn't even flinch at the end! XD

  • castilloandrew93
    castilloandrew93 16 days ago

    14:25 dude

  • Jayden Go
    Jayden Go 16 days ago

    who was the voice actor at the end of the episode!!

  • Small Sith
    Small Sith 16 days ago +1

    Rewatching this, and you know what? This makes me want to send Jeff Bezos a personal message, and that message goes like this "Eat shit, Jeff."

  • shane hansen
    shane hansen 17 days ago

    With every episode, I hate the world even more.

  • gixxer6000
    gixxer6000 17 days ago

    As I learned from cornwall business does not give two figs about feels! There has to be other jobs in america guys why don't you just strike for a day get fired and watch amazon get buried in all kind of problems?

  • Robert Cox
    Robert Cox 17 days ago +2

    Amazon fired me for being at my 1st childs birth rather then coming to work,& just to say out loud i went to "hr" multiple times asking if theres any form or anything i needed to fill out or do so i wouldn't get in trouble. I was told "no, you have nothing to worry about, just enjoy meeting ur daughter" over and over. 30 minutes after i brought her home i recieved a phone call and was fired even after explaining what whappened, where i was,& what i was told before. They threw me to the side like it was throwing out a bit of food with a new born and no way to support her. Fuck bezos and fuck amazon

  • SniperSmiley
    SniperSmiley 17 days ago