Laid-Off Amazon Employee Says He Applied To Over 75 Jobs


One TikToker opened up about the difficulty of finding a job in a recent video, revealing that he has applied for over 75 jobs and has yet to land one.

In the video, user @babywavv shared how he applied for multiple jobs through job site Indeed after being fired by Amazon.

“Where are you going to work?” asked @babywavv. “At this point, she really feels like Indeed is a scam, like she’s run out of options. At this point, it’s starting to feel like it’s just a bunch of fake ads.”

@babywavv “Emergency hiring” 😑 #babywavv#indeed#laidoff#unemployment#unemployed#urgentlyhiring#scam#annoyedaf ♬ Original sound – BABY WAVV (wavy) 🌊🛥

Indeed did not respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment. However, the company’s website warns users to beware of scammers on the site. Scammers usually state that they “want to obtain personal information, financial information, or money from job seekers.”

@babywavv revealed he was fired from Amazon in early September, claiming it was due to overstaffing. He wouldn’t say what kind of work he did at the company, but he said he was on his feet for more than 10 hours a day. He also described the work as “slave work”.

“I don’t care what people say. I don’t care if you think ‘you have to be conditioned for the job,'” said @babywavv. “No, I don’t stand 12 hours a day. Then I had to take a two-hour bus ride to work. I only got six hours of sleep a night. Four hours instead of six.” Because I was awake too, I’m trying to stay up all night drinking coffee [awake]”

The Daily Dot has reached out to Amazon for comment.by new york times, late last year, the company planned to lay off 10,000 people in corporate and technical jobs.of washington post reported in April that it ended up being overstaffed as the company expanded its warehouse so much.

@babywavv said he has done 15 interviews so far and has yet to receive a firm offer. One possible job, he said, had to wait about two months after filling out paperwork.

“It doesn’t take long to do a background check,” said @babywavv. “Only he’s done in three to five business days. I’ve been doing it since I was 16. And at this point, it’s starting to feel like an insult to my intellect.”

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in December, with jobs rising in leisure and hospitality, health care, construction and social assistance, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among racial groups, black Americans seemed to have the highest unemployment rate at 5.7%. United States of America today With the looming threat of a possible recession, some employers have opted to cancel layoffs and implement hiring freezes instead, which is expected to contribute to slower job growth.

At this point @babywavv said he wasn’t busy with his work. He used to consider working in fast food, but his thoughts changed over time.

“Where’s the job? Where are they? Because I’ll do anything at this point. … Like flipping burgers, bro. Give me your money, dude. Like this shit, I’m stressing the fuck out.” he said.

Some commenters on @babywavv’s video advised him to go directly to the company’s website and apply for jobs instead of Indeed.

“I started applying on the company’s website. I don’t think the recruiters are efficient,” said one commenter.

Many relate to his struggles to find work.

“[Forreal] Man, I’ve been trying to find a new job for seven months [and] no callback, [an] No interviews yet,” another commenter posted. “But I got an email saying I was rejected.”

The Daily Dot reached out to @babywavv via a TikTok comment and Instagram direct message.

UPDATE: Jan 13, 2022 at 9:36 AM CT: Indeed shared the following statement in an email to the Daily Dot:

“At Indeed, we put job seekers at the center of everything we do. We have a dedicated search quality team that deploys a variety of techniques to assess job relevance and effectiveness, making it extremely We spend a lot of time at Indeed removing tens of millions of job listings each month that do not meet our quality guidelines. We do not do business with employers, and we encourage all job seekers to report any suspicious job postings to us or, if necessary, to the police. We encourage you to review our guidelines for activities.”

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*First published: January 12, 2023 at 3:26 PM CST

Alison Waller

Allyson Waller is a freelance writer for the Daily Dot. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, New York and has contributed to other publications such as the Miami She-Herald. Outside of the world of journalism, one of her hobbies is checking out book recommendations on TikTok, listening to her pop culture podcasts, and playing with her dog, Theo.

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