Bezos gave the term “tone deaf” a whole new meaning.
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Jeff Bezos is being blasted — both into outer space and by people who think he should keep both feet placed firmly on Earth and focus on more important things, like Amazon employees’ well-being.
The Amazon founder has attracted criticism for taking to space via rocket New Shepard, owned by his company Blue Origin, in light of the long-running complaints regarding working conditions at Amazon. Seeing as he is literally the richest person on Earth — worth an estimated $206 billion — he could undoubtedly resolve the workplace issues at Amazon and not even notice a dent in his fortune.
Tomorrow, Jeff Bezos will ride around on a rocketship for a little over 10 minutes.
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Amazon has been criticised for years over the conditions for its workers, with reports of staff urinating in bottles for fear of missing delivery rates and regularly working 14-hour days. Meanwhile, Bezos, who has stepped down as Amazon CEO, saw his net worth increase by $70 billion during the pandemic. And then, of course, he sent himself to space whilst society continues to collapse around him.
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