We’ve previously covered that phones are now allowed in Amazon Warehouse. What does this mean about playing music? Can you play music on your phone while you work in an Amazon Warehouse? Keep reading to find out!
Amazon does not allow you to listen to music while you work in an Amazon warehouse, as this could quickly become a safety hazard for employees. However, some employees still listen to music, as it varies on whether this policy is actually enforced or not in every warehouse.
Keep reading to learn even more about what you can expect if you’d like to listen to music while working at an Amazon warehouse!
You cannot listen to music while you are working at an Amazon warehouse, per the company’s policies. This is because wearing headphones and listening to music can limit what you hear in the warehouse — and could quickly become a safety issue for you and others.
Because Amazon understands how boring and unmotivating it can be to work in a warehouse without any music on, many warehouses play music over the speakers — especially during hours when a lot of work needs to be done. In this way, this helps to motivate workers.
However, when it comes to wearing headphones and your own music, this is prohibited by the company. If your supervisor sees you wearing headphones and listening to music, they could write you up. It varies on what your supervisor actually enforces, of course.
When it comes to other positions at Amazon — positions that aren’t located in a warehouse — you likely can listen to music. Check with your supervisor and survey how other people work around you to see if you can do this!
If you are an Amazon driver, you can listen to music on the radio of your car or on your own personal phone while you are driving around and making deliveries. Just always ensure that you are staying focused and aware every step of the way.
If you have any type of company phone, you should not listen to any music or podcasts on this. Only use your personal phone for any type of activity similar to this.
If you work in an office job at Amazon or in any type of corporate position, you likely can listen to music when you are working. However, you must always respect your surroundings and other workers near you, so don’t blare music on a speaker.
Instead, listen to your music using headphones. Of course, you should always double-check with your supervisor and other employees before you actually listen to music. Your position or team may not allow using headphones — and therefore, you cannot listen to your own music.
Every supervisor, team, and position is different in what they allow and what they enforce. So, before you do anything, it’s always recommended to chat with your manager or supervisor!
Can You Wear Headphones at Amazon Warehouse?
You cannot wear headphones while working in an Amazon warehouse, as this can quickly become a safety issue. For example, if you are listening to loud music, you might not hear someone telling you to get out of the way of oncoming machinery.
Of course, there are some warehouses that don’t seem to enforce these rules. But always be aware that you could be written up for wearing headphones. One day your supervisor could not say anything to you; the next, they could write you up. Always be aware of this.
You also cannot wear AirPods while working in an Amazon warehouse. Any type of headphones — or anything that allows you to listen to music and drown out warehouse noise — is strictly prohibited.
But again, it does appear as if some warehouses are a bit lax about this policy. But you could always still be written up!
There are some employees who manage to successfully — and secretly — listen to music while working at an Amazon Fulfillment Center. You can also do this if you’d like, but you should always be aware that you could be written up by your supervisor if you are found out.
Employees often recommend wearing AirPods and a beanie, the beanie covering the AirPods, when working in an Amazon warehouse. In this situation, others won’t be able to see that you have AirPods in your ears.
However, you shouldn’t blare the music in your ears too loud. After all, you’ll still need to hear everything that is going on around you!
You can be written up for listening to music on headphones when working at an Amazon warehouse. But can you be fired?
Technically, if you’re written up enough times by your supervisor, they could fire you. However, this only tends to happen if you’re doing something really bad. They might not fire you if you’re just listening to music.
But that doesn’t mean they won’t. If you’re listening to music, and you’ve been warned about it before, and you’re in any type of accident in the warehouse, they likely will fire you, as now you’re considered a safety hazard.
You cannot listen to music on headphones or AirPods while working in an Amazon warehouse, as this could quickly lead to safety issues and even accidents. However, some employees still do this, especially if this policy isn’t enforced in their warehouse. Your supervisor could still write you up, though.