The remark about the bathroom break harks back to a previous controversy when it was alleged that time-poor workers resorted to peeing in bottles in lieu of toilet breaks. In 2018 bottles of pee were allegedly found by author James Bloodworth when he went undercover at an Amazon warehouse. Amazon has denied the claim.
In a second video posted by the actor titled “Why work at Amazon?” he is seen using an Amazon box as a weight as he works out. On-screen text reading “flex” appears with each rep before “flexible schedules” is spelled out.
Both adverts on the actor’s TikTok include #ad in the caption.
This isn’t the first time the multinational has been accused of “union-busting”. Earlier this year The New York Times ran a piece titled “How Amazon Crushes Unions” while The Guardian reported on an “aggressive anti-union drive” at an Alabama warehouse in February of this year.