Amazon has become a household word and one-stop-shop for almost any item one can think of. Not only does the massive e-commerce company have almost everything a person could possibly be looking for, it promises to deliver the products in record time. What gets lost in all of this is the people who are working to fill those orders in fulfillment centers in California and other locations under what some have described as less than optimum working conditions. Many injuries ultimately require workers to file for workers' compensation.
One of these workers is a young woman from a Latino family with the dream of becoming a teacher. She had worked other retail jobs and hoped to pursue her education while working for Amazon. She worked as a packer and then a picker. Packing involves packing boxes and moving them along an assembly line. Picking involves heavier work, pulling packages weighing up to 29 pounds out of cubbies and going up and down ladders to reach the cubbies.