World’s Rich Person and Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, announced his travel to space along with three others this afternoon. The adventure lasted for just 11 minutes. Bezos sometime ago announced that space traveling is something that he has been fantasizing about for a long time.
However, some people are not in agreement with this short adventure. Many people have criticized him for treating his employees harshly and being underpaid. There have been reports indicating how badly Amazon workers are treated. Some express the intense pressure and no-break period they go through every day just to make ends meet at the company; others also complain of working long hours and taking home very low salaries. Meanwhile, Bezos earned $1.6 billion just 11 minutes of visiting space.
According to some people, Bezos has benefited gravely from the input of his employees but treated them terribly. There have been so many complaints about being unable to sit down for a brief break at Amazon packaging halls as an employee.
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I will never get over how Jeff Bezos went to space while Amazon employees are using GoFundMe as healthcare.
— Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) July 20, 2021
Jeff Bezos’s space flight lasted 11 minutes. On average he has gotten $1.6 million richer every 11 minutes in the pandemic.
An Amazon warehouse employee could work 50 years and still wouldn’t make $1.6 million. And they get no paid sick leave in a pandemic.
— Dan Price (@DanPriceSeattle) July 20, 2021
Jeff Bezos forgot to thank all the hardworking Americans who actually paid taxes to keep this country running while he and Amazon paid nothing. https://t.co/tjOeCWbUA8
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) July 20, 2021
Jeff Bezos busted unions so that the personal wealth he gained as a shareholder from paying his workers lower wages would, among other things, fund his trip to space. https://t.co/JYJQYYVY3h
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) July 20, 2021
Jeff Bezos spent an unfathomable amount of money on a short trip to space while Amazon workers can’t make ends meet. We can’t wait for the day when every Amazon worker has a union.
— Emergency Workplace Organizing (@organizeworkers) July 20, 2021
Amazon workers are on food stamps in 9 states but Jeff Bezos would rather spend billions of dollars on a 5 minute space joyride than even attempt to treat his employees with a semblance of dignity.
— Joe Sanberg (@JosephNSanberg) July 20, 2021