Amazon employees urge customers to stop buying groceries

Clara Wang


Published January 4, 2022 Updated January 4, 2022, 1:44 p.m. CST

On viral TikTok, an Amazon warehouse worker explained how buying drinks and food from Amazon causes machines to break.

The viral TikTok video of Amazon warehouse worker @rxggiv has received more than 122,300 views and 18,300 likes since it was posted on Monday.

The 15-second video shows them working in the warehouse. A text overlay that says “One small piece of advice from an Amazon employee…please stop buying drinks or food products from Amazon.”

@rxggiv clarified in the comments: “There’s nothing WRONG with food or drink. But the machines/robots that pack these foods often break the foods/drinks, causing it. overflow into the machine and OTHER packages. ”

The video sparked a debate in the comments section. Some of the 494 commenters noted that a lot of people are dependent on grocery ordering due to the isolation of the pandemic.

“Well my mom depends on Amazon and idk what to tell her tbh,” @dunndunie said.

@rxggiv addresses this comment in a follow-up video.


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“The purpose of the video is to spread awareness about how when you buy food, the chances of it going to a human packer or a robot packer are very random,” @rxggiv said. “Once the food is delivered to the packaging machine by the robot, the machine will pack it on its own like it would pack anything else. A packer will know. ”

“Robot packaging can really spill and break open cans. Some foods are strong enough to endure that, but not many. If you have a disability or if you get your groceries from Amazon, please get your groceries from another online grocery shopping service,” @rxggiv continued.

Basically, @rxggiv is saying that groceries are packed by robot packer will most likely be broken or spilled by the time it is shipped, forcing them to replace the item and delay your order.

“I don’t think the risk is worth it when you buy something from Amazon and it let me down. I couldn’t do anything about it and now your delivery is delayed,” said @rxggiv.

Daily Dot has reached out to @rxggiv via TikTok direct message and Amazon via email for comment.

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* First published: January 4, 2022, 1:32 p.m. CST

Clara Wang

Clara is a full-time digital nomad writing about culture, food, and music. Her work has been featured in publications such as Refinery29, BuzzFeed, Daily Dot, Austin Chronicle, USA Today, and NiceKicks. She aims to be faster than Borat’s lawyers.

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