The ‘spiritual kiosk’ is literally a plot point from a renowned dystopian movie
Source: Steve Watson
Amazon has come under fire once again for the way it treats its employees after the company began encouraging them to get inside coffin sized pods in order to ‘recharge’ their ‘mental and emotional’ batteries.
The company calls them ‘zen booths’ or ‘Amazen’ in a video that it posted to Twitter and subsequently deleted just hours later after it was relentlessly mocked and criticised.
The internet doesn’t forget, however:
The pods are sitting on the warehouse floor (presumably so slave workers don’t have to stray too far from their stations) waiting for mentally and physically shattered drones to enter when they need to scream, cry or… look at a bonsai tree.
Inside the chilling despair pod there is also a computer that, Amazon says, allows workers to “navigate through a library of mental health and mindful practices to recharge the internal battery.”
One can only imagine what kind of monstrous cringe is contained within.
This adds to the litany of other reports of Amazon employees being treated so poorly that they are literally killing themselves.
“They treat us like disposable parts,” an anonymous writer, who worked at an Amazon fulfillment center, wrote in an article published by The Guardian last year.
Drivers have reported that they have to piss in bottles because they cannot take sufficient breaks to empty their bladders. Amazon dismissed the claim, then walked back the dismissal after it was revealed to be true via internal documents that proved the company was chiding employees for “public urination” and even “public defecation.”
So, this mindful pod is supposed to balance out all that and more.
Still no toilet in there though.
The mindfulness ‘kiosk’ is a feature of dystopian movie THX-1138: