Over the years, Amazon has frequented the papers after photos emerged showing exhausted employees sleeping on shift. Reports of ambulances showing up to take injured employees away grew in numbers, and many took to social media to complain about overtime.
According to a representative at the People's Assembly of Fife, these scandals became less frequent after Amazon ended its relationship with the 'Transline' recruitment agency. It seems as though a lot of the poor treatment of employees came from the job agencies themselves. A quick look at Transline's reviews
suggests that the agency was incapable of treating their staff well.
It was Amazon that dealt with the brunt of the bad press, before severing relations
with the company, after a Sports Direct scandal revealed 'Victorian Workhouse'
conditions for employees.
Since the allegations in 2016, Amazon's company culture has supposedly improved, but some residents of Dunfermline town are still hesitant to apply.