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See what it’s like to work in an Amazon warehouse with this game



Can you keep your shifts in this Amazon game?
Can you keep your shifts in this Amazon game?

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It’s no secret that working in Amazon fulfillment is hardly what you’d call a dream job.

The dismal working conditions in its warehouses have long been criticised by the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and its own workers, despite Amazon’s efforts to portray the opposite.

To mimic what it’s like to work in fulfillment, Australia’s ABC News has created a news game called The Amazon Race, which is based on the experiences of people who’ve worked in the company’s Melbourne warehouse.

The game is based on the accounts of eight current and former workers, who told the news outlet they’re at the behest of difficult pick targets and casual employment, meaning their shifts are determined on their performance.

It’s a fun, if depressing play, as you find yourself racing to pick products in order to hit targets and encountering difficult decisions, all to ensure you keep those shifts coming.

Image: mashable screenshot


It’s another in a spate of newsgames which help illustrate complex issues through play. 

You might’ve already played the Financial TimesThe Uber Game, which shows how challenging it is as a rideshare driver, or Bloomberg’s American Mall, where you try and survive as a store owner while online shopping decimates your business.

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