An Amazon driver who became fed up with the long hours he was working decided to quit mid-shift and leave his van at a petrol station with the keys in the ignition.
Derick Lancaster, 22, says he became “sick” of all the hours he had to work and the low wages and decided enough was enough.
The 22-year-old, from Michigan, shared his experience working with the company in a Twitter post.
He complained of the shift patterns and being paid $15.50 per hour as a reason for abandoning the van filled with packages and calling it quits.
On Monday he wrote: “I quit amazon f**k that driving sh*t i left the van on 12 mile and Southfield y’all can have that b**ch and it’s full of gas wit the keys in the IGNITION.
“I was making 200-300 stops a day, and I just couldn’t do it anymore. I was working from 9 in the morning to about 10 at night, and I couldn’t do it anymore.”
He confirmed he had been working for the company for five months, at Amazon’s Hazel Park delivery station.
Initially, he says the money was good when he was working in the warehouse, however once he shifted to delivery he became unhappy.
According to The Detroit News, he said in the delivery role, “you work for every penny when you’re delivering.”
He also added warehouse workers follow a set schedule and are able to leave when their shift ends, however delivery drivers can only finish once all packages are delivered.
After leaving the van at the petrol station, Derick took a rideshare car to make his way home.
When discussing the packages he left, he revealed he wasn’t worried as customers “will get them regardless.”
Amazon has not yet confirmed his employment, however a spokesman stated the company is looking into the incident.
Derick also said the vans have trackers placed inside, he assumes it was returned to Amazon.