Amazon workers work an average of 8 hours a day, although they can do more depending on the volume of work in the warehouses.
Until now, little has been known about the working hours of Amazon employees. However, little by little, a little more is being known about how many hours a day are worked on average in the 8 logistics centers of the e-commerce giant located in Spain. In any case, it should be remembered that in our country the maximum working day is regulated in the Workers' Statute and cannot exceed 40 hours per week, as well as the daily work limit cannot exceed 8 hours.
But, does the company founded by Jeff Bezos comply with the legal working day in Spanish territory? Amazon employees work an average of 40 hours per week in eight-hour shifts, usually in intensive shifts. With regard to break times, there are 20-30 minutes to rest , provided that five hours of continuous work have been performed.
These data have been revealed thanks to the testimonials published by the workers of the American corporation in job search portals as popular as Indeed . The reason is none other than the multinational does not have its own collective agreement , but is governed by provincial logistics and transport agreements.
Amazon works an average of 8 hours a day and shifts are divided into three time slots: in the morning from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the afternoon from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and at night, from 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Rotating shifts are combined between morning and afternoon, although the same does not happen in the case of night shifts, when they perform their tasks at a fixed time.
All this taking into account that there is a computerized control , in which the time of entry and exit of the workers is recorded. In addition, it must be taken into account that the centers do not close the parcel delivery area, so there are different morning and afternoon shifts, although depending on the division, the hours may be at night.
Another key point is that depending on whether they are dates with a greater workload, such as the weeks before Valentine's Day, Black Friday or Christmas, the possibility of having to work overtime also opens up. In any case, the hours that are worked in excess due to these exceptional circumstances must be duly paid.
As for the daily breaks , according to the comments of the people hired by the Seattle-based company, they have approximately 20 or 30 minutes to take a breather. However, regarding the established times to go to the bathroom, this is a very controversial issue since many of the workers have publicly denounced that they are penalized if they need to go to the bathroom.