Courtenay Brown spends her day making grocery runs for others in a football-field-sized maze of narrow aisles and refrigerated enclaves. At the Amazon Fresh unit in a Newark, New Jersey fulfillment center, she works on the outbound ship dock, helping direct the loading of trucks and send them off on local delivery routes. Brown says that after nearly three years at the e‑tail empire, her job has been “hell.”
“Imagine a really intense workout, like you just got off of the treadmill, no cool down, no nothing,” she describes one especially grueling day with a resigned laugh. “That’s how my legs felt.”
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