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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  • Aly-Bocar Cisse
    Aly-Bocar Cisse 13 hours ago

    Why the fuck does he feel the need to joke with MJ each chance he gets? Not cool.

  • 1Cabieles
    1Cabieles 14 hours ago

    this could have been 1000 better with ryan reynolds voice

  • U Gone Need A Drank
    U Gone Need A Drank 14 hours ago

    Stop doing the mountain of cocaine at work and better yourself warehouse workers! We see you tweeking at amazon.com

  • Blackfalk
    Blackfalk 14 hours ago

    Jeff Bezos is hispanic right?

  • Blitz Regen
    Blitz Regen 15 hours ago

    I work in a warehouse and it's the worst job I have ever had. The WalMart clip really speaks to me because we are killing ourselves in dangerous conditions and the managers and corporate don't give a crap about us.

  • wietze gerfen
    wietze gerfen 17 hours ago

    You need to fix the subtitles man

  • Jeremiah Bayles
    Jeremiah Bayles 22 hours ago

    I don't think I'm alone in thinking the bear spray wasn't an accident...

  • trenoops
    trenoops 23 hours ago +1

    Treating people like robots, Robot means slave. Slaves worked from sun up to sun down, did they get bathroom breaks?

  • Staples
    Staples Day ago +1

    Fuck everything about this.

  • Yes I know. I'm Gay. Thanks for noticing

    This is why I ONLY buy things online if I absolutely have to. Things aren't THAT much cheaper

  • joeydelrio
    joeydelrio Day ago

    i dont know about amazon but i worked at dillards fulfillment and it was by far the worst job i have ever had. the work was not hard but the rules were to much to keep up with, they went out of their way to belittle you, they had a production pay system that was never explained to you, and yes you got in trouble for going to the bathroom. i kept getting short checks and was told my units per hour was off, i knew they were full of shittt because i could easily tell i was out producing the person in the next section over, i complained enough that i was able to get a supervisor to follow me while i worked, i wanted to see these mistakes. after a few hours she was foced to admit i was doing nothing wrong, and i continued to get short checks, the manager actually told me that i only worked fast when people were watching and the rest of the time i did nothing, i asked him to show me where i did nothing, they had a million dollar camera system so they had to have this "doing nothing" on tape. i was fired a few weeks later. one of the times i was getting wrote up the manager actually bragged about firing a guy because he had to miss work to witness the birth of his child. they also had a permanent "now hiring" sign that stands in front of their building. i think the avg career is about 6-10 months. what a crap hole.

  • Ghøšt Bïrd
    Ghøšt Bïrd Day ago

    My GOD‼️😳...... It is WHY I do NOT have Prime and will NEVER have it. I, at least have empathy for people and brain cells to know that getting crap sent in 1-2 days, have to come from people who are being worked to death. NO❗️ I can wait a week to get my crap and IF I need crap, do what people have done for ages, go to the damn store and get it. Amazon NEEDS to improve their work conditions - 1 hour of lunch, longer breaks, more bathrooms and an average working hours - 8 to 9 hrs for shift, even IF it means hiring MORE workers. You treat people with RESPECT and like human being = good workers who actually love their jobs and are productive. What is SO hard to understand about the that.....❓But, somehow, I believe it will NEVER change as long as you have hungry consumers, greedy CEOs and shareholders where $$$$$ ONLY matters. There is NO stop to the greed - it like a black hole - endless pit. REALLY REALLY sad.

  • Rude
    Rude Day ago +1

    Thanks Jon for saying it.

  • Max B. Chorney
    Max B. Chorney Day ago

    *Gives the credit for the Amazon wage increase to Amazon itself instead of Bernie Sanders's "STOPBEZOS" Act.*

  • Caroline Cooke
    Caroline Cooke Day ago +1

    *Fuck you, Amazon*

  • Gene Stewart
    Gene Stewart Day ago

    Good thing the North won the Civil War against Slavery, huh? / When shooting a movie, they cluster the scenes to make filming more efficient. They could do this with the warehouse 'pickers'. They could also station people in each aisle. But ... slavery.

  • Astro Wolvez
    Astro Wolvez Day ago

    I don't know, after a while you'll grt cabin fever and that is never fun.

  • anug14
    anug14 2 days ago

    Amazon is probably creating robots to do this work in 5 to 7 years

  • Baresh
    Baresh 3 days ago

    They want people like Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) in Castaway to push others to deliver as fast as possible but without crashing into bear repellents (or have their planes crash).

  • Laurie Huntley
    Laurie Huntley 3 days ago

    I think a few Comedians should start SHOWING THE MOVIE...” IDIOCRACY” Clips whenever they talk about the Insanity of this ⁉️

  • Jason Coughenour
    Jason Coughenour 3 days ago

    I think amazon sucks anyway.
    Most of the products besides what you can just get at wal mart or best buy are junk.

  • Christopher Callen [Thorpe ES]

    Jeff Bezos looks like a Bond Villain.

  • Christopher Callen [Thorpe ES]

    You would think there would be a computer program they could use to cut down on steps in the wrong direction. Or orders being passed onto someone else in that area.

  • Igor Dasunddas
    Igor Dasunddas 3 days ago

    I wonder how Bezos and shit like him would end up if everyone had the money and brains to be smart enough to have jobs where they can choose their employer.... friggin hate how people must be kept poor and dumb just so there actually is someone down the ladder the supposedly smarter and especially richer people can shit on.
    I guess in that case we'd have 100% robots working in the warehouse.

  • captain Rockatron
    captain Rockatron 3 days ago +1

    Perhaps bezos needs multiple cans of bear repellent!
    (Not just the spray, but also have the empty cans shoved up his nose!)

  • Denis Spirin
    Denis Spirin 3 days ago

    Thank you for an interactive guide to Amazon warehouses!

  • Isaac Stout
    Isaac Stout 3 days ago

    Early in the show.. these people are obviously out of shape or ya know.. old..? The problem isn't the job where they have to WALK a long ways it's the people who read the job requirements and say yup I can do that, and then complain when its hard. Another thing, the people having problems with their scanning rates are people that can't keep up with the standards across THE ENTIRE company. So, I see some minorities complaining that they cant meet the average or even baseline requirements that literally everyone else has to meet. They should be fired, probably lucky they get so many warnings. If it was an unapproachable standard they wouldn't have so many employees. Quick search says there are 125,000 in these fulfillment centers.. pretty much 125,000 meeting the standards, damn.(Vox)

    • Dan Moyer
      Dan Moyer 2 days ago

      Tell me Isaac, have you ever worked in an Amazon warehouse? No? Then shut the fuck up!!!

  • danyl barbour
    danyl barbour 3 days ago

    what people dont seam to understand that company are prone tword fashisam
    when you hold no value tword humans this is wat happens
    becos of automation you are now obsolete

  • Kevin Logue
    Kevin Logue 3 days ago

    interesting how oliver missed to mention that BERNIE SANDERS made sure amazon paid their worker $15 an hours.. INTERESTING..

    EDDIE LEAL 4 days ago

    Amazon employees may be asked to wear depends. lol! Unbelievable slave drivers!

  • Cpt. Crunch
    Cpt. Crunch 4 days ago

    I work on an oil rig in -30 degree weather and I'd rather be here for $15 an hour than at Amazon. I'm in the freakin woods and I get treated more humanely.

  • steve cortez
    steve cortez 4 days ago

    Ha🤣 most of us r high, or buzz frm drink,,,,,the younger cats r on fukin pills😔...😶 l snorted cocaine with the manager 🤗 hey Jerry Go×le>

  • bigboss1118
    bigboss1118 4 days ago

    They should try working in the oilfield

  • Grim Reaper
    Grim Reaper 4 days ago

    Slavery at it's finest

  • TE BE
    TE BE 4 days ago


  • Harlan Hamakawa
    Harlan Hamakawa 4 days ago

    John Oliver and Last Week Tonight is in a good position to shed a critical light at some democratic presidential candidates and their platforms. One in particular. If you know your audience.
    You don't have to endorse or dismiss him, but there's a solid proposal backed by studies and research for a progressive step. Please don't miss your shot

  • Jason Ashby
    Jason Ashby 4 days ago

    Fuck you, Bezos.

  • Karma
    Karma 5 days ago

    I have NEVER used Amazon nor do I plan to. 👎

  • iohannesfactotum
    iohannesfactotum 5 days ago

    America stil got slaves

  • david liu
    david liu 5 days ago

    Thank god when I was working in a warehouse it was a union shop

  • Alexandre Vong
    Alexandre Vong 5 days ago

    Oh, so now we are back into industrial age where people are treated like machines.

  • MightiestArm
    MightiestArm 5 days ago +1

    I literally did a spit-take when he said "no fuck you!"

  • Robert Vysther
    Robert Vysther 5 days ago

    After this report, I am glad they weren't allowed into New York. Working their associates to death and injury is not a good selling point. Trust me, the turnover rate is enormous.

  • K K
    K K 5 days ago

    The only way I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel" Mofo is thinking about apocalypse and how to run away in case the world ends. He only thinks about himself. He is a demon.

  • Emily Delamar
    Emily Delamar 5 days ago

    For usual stuff I never use amazon because the shipment is so expensive. But for some things... I have tried buying Series 7 of Call the midwife in 3 shops in London, in the end I got it delivered to my hotel... Or go and find a Niffler figure in the city. You probably won't.

  • Dávid Danos
    Dávid Danos 5 days ago +1

    I want an internet browser that was built upon the boycott. Like it would show a virtual picket line, temporarily blocking websites like amazon, nestlé and more you can add.

  • Who??????
    Who?????? 5 days ago

    i just got hired by a wearhouse lets pray i dont fucking die

  • Shim Novak
    Shim Novak 5 days ago

    Oh my god, what can we do

  • Swatino
    Swatino 6 days ago

    So here's the thing. We all know everything is going to be robots right? Robots should be the ones doing such menial and repetitive tasks as they will do them more efficiently and without injury. But, people still need jobs. So why not pay the humans to become product testers and experts on those products. Better yet, just pay everyone a universal living wage to go off and use their time to innovate and pursue their passions. Wouldn't this only accelerate human potential, invention, and creativity? I mean sure, there will be some people who end up doing very little, but think of those that would create and invent? People whose potential is currently wasted on menial work to simply get by. People whose mental exhaustion of having to do something that they wouldn't otherwise do, only diminishes their chances of being entrepreneurial. Think of the creative potential to build things more effectively, how grow better food, how to heal diseases. An economy of learning, invention, and self-driven passion. Doesn't that at least sound like better capitalism to you? An economy where we could actually be able to talk about meritocracy in a meaningful way, rather than in a context of inherited privilege which is not based on merit at all. :P

  • the real Jack Myers
    the real Jack Myers 6 days ago

    I obsessed all over a customer, and hugged the package, too.

  • Jeevan Chhetri
    Jeevan Chhetri 6 days ago

    It's 1 bull buck for winning the power hour in my warehouse. 10$ gift card is way better bro. There are still some stupid employees in my warehouse who go for that bull buck. What a waste!!!!

  • Algernop Krieger
    Algernop Krieger 6 days ago

    "people walking tens of miles a day... backbreaking, exhausting work" - laughs in Infantry.

  • Chickenwing Crossface

    CONNOR RATLIFF!!!!!!!!!!!

    JLUROCK 6 days ago

    Capitalism: (offers the option to buy cheap stuff from less great employers or pricier stuff from better employers)
    Consumers: We chose to keep buying from the cheapest companies, even though we know their employees probably don't work in the best conditions. It must be capitalism's fault that we chose that option over and over again.
    Capitalism: Are you all stupid? -_-

  • Kane Van Ee
    Kane Van Ee 6 days ago

    This amount of labour is nothing in comparison to working in a kitchen and yet no one is talking about that. Enjoy your cheap, fast food built on blood sweat and tears. At least they have a lunch break.

  • Green Mean
    Green Mean 6 days ago

    Why did that bear have balls in the bear war photo😭

  • John Ellis
    John Ellis 6 days ago

    Xpo sinks

  • They call me Nugget
    They call me Nugget 6 days ago

    Used to think amazon would be a great company to work for. Boy was I wrong.

  • alec hauser
    alec hauser 6 days ago


  • Mahousuke Songfox
    Mahousuke Songfox 6 days ago

    18:12 Look, John, take it from me, that is not a dick. That is clearly a vibrator.

  • Giuseppe Pollicino
    Giuseppe Pollicino 6 days ago

    Amazon should überize its processes so any individual can work when it is profitable and have flexible times. They can simply make it possible to pay for individuals to process their package directly so they can remove minimum wage and cut the cost of their products allowing them to have the edge over Walmart at the same time offset possible internal union activists.

  • Expedition Overlanding Nomadic Adventures

    Bitching about walking as part of your job that's similar to a US mail delivery employee will become unemployed people when a rumba type device moves those same packages without injury-prone walking humans.
    Automated warehouses, that load tractor-trailer, in a warehouse managed by two people. 😏🤨🤓✌️🏾👍🏾 Americans bitching about working, leads to automation.

  • Francesca King
    Francesca King 6 days ago

    That's about what it's like to work in a warehouse.

  • Jonny Tolley
    Jonny Tolley 6 days ago

    15 bucks an hour is chump change if you live in places like California or New York.

  • holly grace
    holly grace 6 days ago

    It's horrifying to me how many young people under 30 are suffering from knee and back pain from these sorts of jobs.

  • Rob Vespa
    Rob Vespa 6 days ago

    It will save us 30 million dollars a year. Here's your 10 cent an hour raise.

  • Rob Vespa
    Rob Vespa 6 days ago

    Thank you, John Oliver and company.

  • MonkeyJedi99
    MonkeyJedi99 7 days ago

    Wow. I thought I worked hard at UPS in the 1980's. I quit at the two month mark when the NON-VOLUNTARY union money started to be taken out. When I asked what the union did for the half-time truck loaders like me, they gave a lot of ums and ahs, and no information. Then they came out with gems like "We make the workplace safe!" I said, "OSHA." ...We make sure there is overtime beyond 40 hours! - State law, and I work 20-25. We make sure that if you work holidays you get a holiday rate! - State Law, next. Well, if you're going to be a smart(quack)… - Bye!

  • Lori Grierson
    Lori Grierson 7 days ago

    Fuck the shareholders

  • MonkeyJedi99
    MonkeyJedi99 7 days ago

    Someone tell that plaid dweeb that humans used to walk tens of miles a day in normal life. That is the activity our DNA selection used to be for, not sitting like I am at a keyboard, getting carpal tunnel and losing my vision.

  • isocuda
    isocuda 7 days ago

    How come OSHA hasn't figured out what the range is?

  • jobriq5
    jobriq5 7 days ago

    21:04 Black people are immune to bear repellant?

  • Krypton How To
    Krypton How To 7 days ago

    Come on people. Bunch of Pansies!!!

  • Athletic_Education
    Athletic_Education 7 days ago

    I worked at an Amazon warehouse twice, I quit within 2 weeks both times

  • Maud Louth
    Maud Louth 7 days ago

    Why not just give them scooters? Or partition the warehouse so ALL workers walk less? Both of those things will increase efficiency