Maddie Kerns told her TikTok followers that she was fired over posting videos explaining how much she loved her job.
Maddie, whose account is @musclemaddie97, like other Amazon Flex workers, used her car to deliver Amazon goods to customers by using her schedule as an independent contractor.
Kerns believes someone reported her account
She boasted a following by sharing videos where she encouraged other independent contractors to follow in her footsteps, but it appears that it had backfired.
Kerns said in her videos that Amazon Flex management "got offended or didn't like" that she was praising her job. Maddie added she believed someone reported her TikTok account, and she received an email from Amazon Flex claiming she violated privacy terms.
Kerns said in her video, "Very unfortunate this is happening bc I loved delivering for Amazon!” Then she tagged Amazon, asking for her job back.
In a follow-up video, Maddie said she was essentially fired three weeks later. She explained to her followers that after "three very long weeks of fighting with the company," her account was deactivated.
People were sympathetic toward Maddie Kerns
The commentators assured Maddie she would find a better job and even praised her since she got them interested in working with Amazon Flex.
One person wrote:
"I am so sorry! You are the reason I joined flex. So thank you for all the education and encouragement. I hope your next chapter is amazing."
Another chimed in:
"Your videos were the sole reason I even downloaded the app and was about to start driving! It's crazy that they reactivated then deactivated the next day smh. Shame on #amazon y'all have got to do better."
@musclemaddie97 Replying to @florgarcia2764 very unfortunate this is happening bc I LOVED DELIVERING FOR AMAZON!!!!❤️📦🏼 @Amazon let me work again😭 #amazonflex #amazon #update #deliverwithmaddie #jobupdate #amazonflex ♬ original sound - Maddie Kerns
Others went as far as saying people should "boycott Amazon"
One person even contacted Jeff Bezos:
"Not sure if it'll help, but I tweeted Jeff Bezos to see Wth you got deactivated….. Again when you do better marketing and videos than they do."
Many wanted to know whether Maddie could sue, as a commentator wrote:
"Can you sue for wrongful termination? That's crazy, and I'm sorry.. you're the reason I joined flex."
Though disappointed, most people believe Maddie will find a better job and leave the Amazon Flex drama behind.
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