” Blue Apron declined to make an executive available for an interview. In it, he said he planned to quit his job at Blue Apron later that day. In June, the company raised $135 million to strengthen its supply chain. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, the company stressed its commitment to “creating the best possible workplace experience for all of our employees. ” When I interviewed with Blue Apron, they were doing 6,500 boxes a week,” said Sara Custer, who became head of West Coast operations in May 2014 not so serious dating. ” And then there was that day in August 2015 when a temp was arrested for groping a female co-worker. Once, it was a handwritten letter in the bathroom not so serious dating. Advertisement By the time Childs left Blue Apron in August 2015, she said, the number of boxes being shipped per week had shot up to 34,000. Flexibility and convenience are central to the Blue Apron pitch: Boxes can be canceled or modified up to about a week before the delivery day. ” Half an hour later, the Richmond Police Department received another call regarding Blue Apron, this time about a woman who yanked her co-worker’s arm so hard she sprained it, according to a police call log. “It’s probably a dynamic Blue Apron didn’t create, they just have to find a mechanism of dealing with it. Four months after Adams’ forklift accident, prompted by an anonymous complaint, health and safety inspectors returned to the facility.
● If you have information or tips, you can contact this reporter over an encrypted chat service such as Telegram, Signal, or WhatsApp, at 732-735-1269. That same month, Blue Apron announced the opening of its Texas facility. Another said it wasn’t uncommon to see someone quit on their first day. She’d worked in warehouses before, but she had reason to believe this wasn’t an average warehouse job: Here was a venture-backed, well-hyped startup promising to reinvent the food system and treat its workers with respect. Every day, she drives roughly 20 miles to work in San Francisco. In February of that year, yet another man who worked at Blue Apron was accused of attacking a woman he worked with there. “He didn’t really know how to run a warehouse,” he said, describing Wadiak as “a kitchen Nazi type of dude” who “yelled a lot. This time, they interviewed around half a dozen workers, asking questions about asbestos in the building, a limited number of bathrooms, and crowded hallwaysshared by humans and heavy machinery. But every one of them — even those who mostly liked the job — recalled violence or threats of violence, visits from the police, injuries, high turnover, unfair treatment, or a combination of the above. For all its outward simplicity, Blue Apron’s business model is predicated on a hugely complicated feat of precision logistics, executed at an enormous volume. ) “It s a pretty aggressive work environment,” said Reifschneider. In May 2015, a Blue Apron HR worker called the police and reported that, following an argument in the parking lot between two female employees, one threatened to come back with a gun and, per the call log, “shoot the place up.
Anyone can look like a good employee for 30 or 45 minutes putting beans in a bag. “There were plenty of times where the kitchen would say we had 2,000 celery, but we actually had zero. “I don t think your average CEO and middle-level manager is looking at that.. “So we d run around like chickens with our heads cut off looking for celery. ” According to the incident report, the police dispatcher could “hear her yelling at someone to let her go. Employees have reported being punched in the face, choked, groped, pushed, pulled, and even bitten by each other on the job, according to police reports. They were prompted by yet another call from a security guard, concerned that “a weapon might be brought. Facilities with one major violation can still pass their inspections. Wadiak declined repeated requests to be interviewed for this article. Blue Apron told BuzzFeed News that while during early days it sourced some of its product from local stores, the company’s shipments have been too large to make grocery store shopping feasible “for years now. Atleastfourarrests have been made due to violence on the premises, or threats of it. One person said Blue Apron was the worst job she d ever had.
So we d run around like chickens with our heads cut off looking for celery. .