Clayton County

Former FedEx employee describes poor working conditions at warehouse

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga — Channel 2 is investigating safety concerns at a FedEx warehouse in Ellenwood. A former employee reached out to Channel 2′s Larry Spruill to describe the work environment there.

“I’ve never been at a job that has treated employees the way they treat employees there,” said the former employee.

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The employee didn’t want to be identified, so Channel 2 is disguising their voice and hiding their face. They reached out to Channel 2 about the working conditions at the Anvil Block Road FedEx location. “The safety is a huge concern to me. In my first week of working there, I almost had a box fall off the conveyor belt and literally fall on my face,” said the employee.

The employee sent Channel 2′s Larry Spruill cellphone videos taken inside the warehouse, which showed the floor conditions. The employee claimed that’s not the only safety concern. “There’s no AC. The fans are so small. It looks like a small fan that a bus driver would use for their bus. There are people passing out because it’s so hot. As soon as you do want to take a break, they’re on you like, ‘What are you doing, why aren’t you working?,’” said the employee.


Those are just some of the complaints that forced the employee to recently quit. “I literally just walked away because I felt like my body was just not having it. I felt dizzy and I felt like I wanted to throw up,” said the employee.

Channel 2′s Larry Spruill reached out to FedEx and a representative released the following statement:

“The safety and well-being of our team members is our top priority, and we are committed to providing a safe work environment at all times through the various protocols we have in place. We believe in the fair and respectful treatment of our workforce, and encourage all team members to raise any concerns with a member of HR or management.”

The employee said they expressed their concerns to management, but “they just act like they just don’t care, really.”

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