Report: Amazon Driver Told to Keep Working as Deadly Tornado Barreled Toward Town (A Lesson in What NOT to Do)

 By Andrew Jose  December 18, 2021 at 3:19pm

When tornado warning sirens went off before a deadly Dec. 10 tornado struck Edwardsville, Illinois, an Amazon delivery driver was told to keep delivering, despite the dangers. The driver was even threatened with the possibility of losing her job if she came back to base, text messages accessed by Bloomberg News show. At around 7:08 p.m., the driver messaged her supervisor, writing, “Radios been going off,” to which the supervisor replied, “OK. Just keep driving. We can’t just call people back for a warning unless Amazon tells us to do so.” At first, the driver replied, “Just relaying in case y’all didn’t hear it over there.” But then thirty minutes later, tornado alarms nearby went off, and the driver relayed the news back to her supervisor.

Report: Amazon Driver Told to Keep Working as Deadly Tornado Barreled Toward Town