The “Amazon Delivery Driver Venting and Troubleshooting Group” on Facebook has around 9,000 members.
“I’m not working today, but [my warehouse in Idaho] is eating s**t,” one member of the group commented.
More than 200 people commented on a Facebook post commemorating the outage.
“Looks like we’re getting paid to sit on the clock, which is OK with me,” another user said.
Flex is the program used by Amazon delivery drivers to select their routes, and while outages sometimes occur, they are normally brief and do not persist for hours like they did on Tuesday, according to Motherboard.
As consumers purchase gifts for the holidays, the disruption has occurred during one of Amazon’s busiest periods.