Shocking images show a Hermes deposit with plots stacked against the walls and scattered on the floor.
A driver said working conditions at the Bradford, West Yorkshire depot left him “feeling like a slave”, while other workers are “too exhausted to worry.”
Some have gone as far as kicking packages like soccer balls, according to a staff member who wanted to remain anonymous.
They claim that drivers are expected to deliver between 700 and 900 packages per day in just eight hours.
These shocking images show a Hermes warehouse in Bradford, West Yorkshire, with packages stacked against the walls and scattered on the floor
The worker said that he regularly works overtime and works more than 11 hours a day to complete the ‘impossible’ task since deliveries would accumulate.
The stunning images show hundreds of carelessly scattered packages in the back of a truck and scattered across one of Hermes’ 26 UK stores.
Some items are scattered on the floor after seemingly falling off the side of a conveyor belt, while a box that remained on was massively ablated.
The photographs were taken on December 27, just after the exhausting holiday period.
The driver said that any attempt to raise the problem was rejected by management, which described them as “replaceable.”
A driver said that working conditions in the warehouse left him “feeling like a slave” while other workers are “too exhausted to worry”
The person said that they now feel ‘trapped’ since they have two young children and cannot afford to leave work.
They said: ‘We are not being treated as human beings, I feel like a slave.
“I think the way they have made us work is absolutely unpleasant. It is a mental and physical effort.
‘I cried and when I told management they just didn’t care. They told me it was replaceable.
“We are too tired to worry, I have seen people playing football with customer plots.”
Workers say drivers are expected to deliver between 700 and 900 packages per day in just eight hours
“I feel trapped but I can’t afford to quit smoking because I have to take care of my family.”
The worker states that the problems highlighted in the images are daily in the warehouse.
They said that workers cannot keep up with the ‘ridiculous’ number of collections that has led to fragile items being thrown and left in precarious positions.
In a photo, a new television of £ 350 43 ‘is diagonally balanced with boxes marked as’ fragile’ collapsed around it.
Among the countless items that the worker has seen carelessly thrown in the last month are Christmas trees, decorations and gifts.
Despite having more than a decade of experience as a messenger, they said they had never felt so overwhelmed and that their mental health has been beaten as a result.
The photographs were taken on December 27, just after the exhausting holiday period. In a photo, a new television of £ 350 43 ‘is diagonally balanced with boxes marked as’ fragile’ collapsed around it.
They said: ‘The volume is ridiculous, there is no way we can do a good job.
‘All parcels do not fit in the van, but we are told to take them all. Therefore, it is impossible to charge it in a safe and careful manner.
‘If you can’t get at least 700 packages, you just have to do it the next day and it has a continuous effect.
‘I want to do a good job, most of us do it. But these working conditions simply will not allow it.
‘I had never experienced anything like that, my mental health had never been so bad.
A spokeswoman for Hermes said: “We are surprised by these photos that do not reflect the standards we defend within our network of 26 warehouses” (archive image)
“I’ve worked all my life without problems, but thinking about going to work now makes me sick.”
An internal investigation was initiated by Hermes after the images appeared online.
A spokeswoman for Hermes said: ‘We successfully deliver 390 million packages a year and each of them is important to us.
‘We are surprised by these photos that do not reflect the standards we defend within our network of 26 deposits.
“Our compliance team has launched a full investigation and we will take immediate and effective action.”