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Hidden note inside Amazon package is going viral

By Ally Parker December 5, 2017

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A 13-year-old British girl claims to have discovered a help note hidden inside an Amazon delivery.

The note which reads, "Help me please, PMP staff are evil," was discovered on the package invoice by Greater Manchester girl April Dorsett.

According to The Mirror, PMP is a recruitment agency employed by Amazon to fill jobs at distribution centers in the UK.

“I want to know if it’s a prank or if they have people in sweatshops,” said April’s mum Kim, from Bolton, Greater Manchester.

“My other half ordered the calendar as a present. He ordered a note in it saying ‘love from mum and dad’. We asked April, ‘Have you read the note?’ and she said, ‘Do you mean this one?’ That’s when we saw it. I thought, ‘This isn’t right’.

“Then I thought it must be a prank and I was overreacting, but then people pointed out all the stories about Amazon lately.”

The Mirror reports that both PMP and Amazon are investigating the incident.

The Mirror also conducted an undercover investigation of Amazon's Tilbury plant where they allegedly work up to 55 hours a week for £8.20 an hour. Staff also told the publication that their toilet breaks were monitored and they weren't allowed to go outside of scheduled break times.

Despite these allegations, many believe the note to be a hoax. And, to be fair, it wouldn't be the first time such a discovery was discovered to be fake.

UK retailer Primark had two similar incidents as did Walmart where a woman found a handwritten note, in Chinese, detailing atrocious work conditions.

PMP have released a statement regarding the incident:

"PMP Recruitment employs over 100,000 people across a range of clients, many of whom have stayed with us for a number of years or return each year during our peak trading period, so we do not recognise the comment made as being an accurate or fair representation of the employee experience we provide.

"We provide various channels to raise concerns, including a confidential helpline, and have not received any complaints of this nature.

"We do, however, take such comments extremely seriously and will be investigating in conjunction with our client."

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