Zachariah Vargas was six hours into his shift delivering packages
for Amazon. He was about to drop off a package when he
accidentally slammed the door of his truck on his hand. The door
clicked shut, trapping his middle and ring fingers.
Once he freed his fingers, the blood began to pour. Both of
Vargas’ arms started to shake involuntarily. The lacerations
were deep. Vargas thought he glimpsed bone when he wiped away
Panicked, Vargas called his dispatch supervisor, who was working
at a nearby Amazon facility. He said he received no sympathy. “The
first thing they asked was, ‘How many packages do you have left?’”
he told Business Insider.
Vargas had dozens remaining. Delivering them all would take
several hours. Still, his supervisor advised him to drop them all
off before returning to the station or seeking care.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and there’s no such thing as free shipping.