On Saturday, February 9, 2019 lots of Amazon Flex Rosemead evening shots did not show up for their 4, 5, 6 and 7 pm blocks because they have been sent far and over the San Gabriel Valley area where they sign up to deliver packages.
Amazon Flex Temple City – Rosemead has been abusing them by sending them drive all over the Lia Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County and more without adding extra compensation. Yes Amazon Flex has been paying $18 and hour but the drivers has to deal with tear and wear on their cars, gas, miles, dark nights, cold, raining and hot days with no perks or benefits.
Per Wikipedia it list the San Gabriel Valley as following:
The San Gabriel Valley is in Los Angeles County. The incorporated cities and unincorporated neighborhoods of the San Gabriel Valley include:
Amazon Flex drivers are not getting pay extra during the evening, weekends or holidays which a billion company like Amazon should pay to their employees or partners in this case Amazon Flex individual partners. Companies are supposed to pay extra for weekends, evening and holidays. Do you know some companies even pay more to those employees that work during those times them their 7 to 4, 8 to 5, 9 to 6 employees.
Amazon Flex do not like for Amazon Flex to give packages when they know those are opposite direction from their main route and If you return them at the end of the block they question you by been mad.
On top of that If you decide to finish your block even though you went over they don’t even want to pay you extra. If they pay you they pay you regular hourly rate but in some cases you took a surge so they need to pay at those rates.
Yes Amazon Flex has been treating better the Amazon Flex business partners because they have a van and a business but the fact is that they are doing the same work except they can take more packages but they have a week to deliver them. Amazon has been offering on it is logistics website the following perks:
Access to exclusive deals
Leveraging Amazon’s deals makes the entire setup process easy. We’ve negotiated exclusive deals on startup assets and ongoing business management services with top-in- class third-party providers to help you get your business started for as little as $10,000.
• Amazon-branded vehicles customized for delivery
• Vehicle maintenance
• Vehicle insurance
• Fuel program
• Professional uniforms
• Industrial-grade handheld devices
• Recruitment tool discounts
• Payroll, tax, and accounting services
• Health benefits and employee services • Legal support
Amazon Flex business drivers they make $300K a year, get a branded Amazon van, uniforms, gas allowance, cellphone, extra pay and they can choose their routes while the Amazon Flex individual partners are force to drive more than 25 to 45 miles away with no extra compensation or perks.
So if you a consumer and don’t get your packages on tine call Amazon and ask for reimbursement on delivery fee also be mindful that Amazon is discriminating the hard working individual people. Amazon Flex was suppose to be a fun and relaxing gig but it has become stressful Which is making drivers sick. Amazon flex drivers don’t get breaks or lunch time even don’t have a place to pee and poo.
Perhaps Amazon Flex drivers should start a class action lawsuit against giant internet company Amazon, Jeff Bezos, their investors and board of directors? like it was ruled by a judge recently in Los Angeles county against Lyft that their drivers are not contractors when they are forced to do quotas and lots or rules that they need to follow while working in the logistics business. You can read
Los Angeles Times article published on April 30, 2018 headline: California’s top court makes it more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractors.
Rosemead station needs help to organize blocks or route because they are giving routes of blocks out of the service area such as North Hollywood, Compton, Buena Park, Bell Flower etc. Rosemead station is supposed to service the following areas in the San Gabriel Valley
City of Industry
North El Monte
South El Monte
South San Gabriel
South San Jose Hills
West Puente Valley
That’s why those drivers sign up to drive in their communities.
Amazon Flex Drivers are contractors should not be force to do quantity or drive areas that they did not sign up for because they are not employees of Amazon.
So consumers may need to think twice before you agree to buy Amazon products and pay for delivery.