Amazon Pilots Picket Amazon Shareholder Meeting

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Underallowed306, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Underallowed306

    Underallowed306 Active Member

    Pilots who fly for Amazon are underpaid and overworked, and it may doom the e-commerce behemoth's aspirations to edge out FedEx and UPS — Business Insider

    Pilots who fly for Amazon Air earn 33% less than their colleagues at UPS and FedEx for flying the exact same planes — Business Insider

    A good read and a little peek behind the Amazon curtain.
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  2. thecamel

    thecamel Waiting to put the re in front of tired

    The abx and atlas pilots are screwed.
  3. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut “They” are coming for us.

    This is good for us. Amazon will soon find out that the cost of delivery isn’t cheap. Wait til a few hundred comp claims come rolling in.
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  4. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I don't know seems to be working pretty good for FedEx Ground.
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Robots and drones.

    No need for delivery drivers.
  6. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Yup. Just hire a bunch of dirty tweakers.
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  7. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Or fired UPS employees.
  8. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    That too. But I never see them last long at gas-ex.
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Amazons whole model depends on paying much lower wages than the competition.
  10. Days

    Days Active Member

    Yep lol. Amazon does it well though or they’ll pay higher but offer little to no benefits.
  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Just in the past few months I’ve noticed lots of pissed off people that are for prime but not getting packages for a week or so.

    You know what’s changed? They’ve taken over a large portion of their delivery. People aren’t going to stand for paying for 2 day and getting one week delivery
  12. Days

    Days Active Member

    Just read the article omg. Pilots make good money.

    Also it says that Amazon wants nothing to do with unions. Wonder why that is?!?
  13. Bob11B

    Bob11B Active Member

    Seems Amazon will run into problems down the road. Their business model is to cut costs and there are only so many available pilots. I would think pilots would only fly for the contracting companies as a last resort.