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Amazon, the online retail giant, is not commonly known for its stellar working conditions at its facilities - however, it looks to improve this image as it plans to implement "wellness chambers" in its warehouses. The scheme, courtesy of WorkingWell, says they provide "physical and mental activities, wellness exercises, and healthy eating support."

The booths, dubbed the "AmaZen" chamber, are aimed at allowing employees to focus on their mental health by sitting inside and watching videos about relaxation and good mental health practices. A video was tweeted from their Twitter profile showing one of the pods, with just enough room for a chair, a small computer table against one wall, and a few small potted plants on shelves.

However, following backlash from social media users describing it as a "crying booth" or a type of "dystopian" work practice, the company deleted the tweet and associated video. Meanwhile, online news site Motherboard described the wellness booth initiative as a "coffin-sized booth in the middle of an Amazon warehouse."

Do you think so-called wellness booths are needed at workplaces?

Were online users wrong to be outraged at Amazon trying to implement a positive practice?

What do you think about attitudes towards mental health in the workplace?

Influence your world,
Toluna Team
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nicola440

  4 months ago
Genuine attempts to help employees improve their mental health should be applauded. However, a more effective way to achieve this would be to make the work place a more enjoyable and stimulating place to be.
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alphabeta1

  4 months ago
I would not trust Amazon with my best interests ever.
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643Grace

  4 months ago
I suppose it would be a great idea.
Any medium that helps mitigate stress and anxiety ticks the box for me!
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janice.lau.h

  4 months ago
The overall concept of wellness booths is a great idea - a place to destress, detach and to revive. However, this depends on what is actually implemented in the workplace - this seems to be a far cry from a genuine "wellness" booth. With the onset of COVID, mental health has become a top priority for many workplaces, as many employers struggle themselves with repeating lockdowns. Attitudes are changing!
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ABCL127129

  4 months ago
May have its benifits for staff..
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printesa_ta_ubita93

  4 months ago
Good for your own health
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irishlass22

  4 months ago
I understand what Amazon are trying to achieve, however, a small booth with one chair and a computer feels more suicidal than adding calm and serenity to your day. Amazon are an excellent company but have been unsuccessful in this new project. They may need to think outside the box.
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f.merghani68

  4 months ago
If you are not well how do you act well, do not forget the spice on your diet
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fyassaghobrial

  4 months ago
good for your health
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T4378801j

  4 months ago
Not Needed
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