INTERNET retail giant Amazon employs a robot called Goliath that terminates non-productive workers, it has emerged.
A worker’s desperately-scrawled note in an order of Jamie Oliver cookery books described conditions in the Amazon warehouse, where the deadly robot is a constant lurking threat.
It read: “The depot has a grid-like layout, kind of like a Pacman maze but bigger that Newcastle. There is no natural light and once you’ve signed up you can never leave.
“Our job is to frantically pick books and throw them down a ‘despatch chute’. If we go too slowly the strange metal helmets we are forced to wear will electrocute us.
“Worst of all though is Goliath, the 12-foot tall robot who silently glides up and down the aisles. Even the slightest pause for breath triggers its extermination response.
“Goliath then asks for your nine-digit operative number, before opening fire with its arm-cannons.
“Nobody even looks up.”
An Amazon spokesman said: “We provide a positive and nurturing staff environment. It’s standard practise to have a robot guardian ruling without mercy.
“You get to read as many books as you want during break times.”