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"Bezos thanks Amazon employees and customers paying for trip to space..."
Tue Jul-20-21 03:42 PM by luminous

  

          

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/20/1018414444/bezos-landed-thanked-amazon-workers-and-shoppers-for-paying-gave-away-200-millio

Moments after returning from the edge of space, Jeff Bezos thanked the Blue Origin team that made his flight possible. He also thanked the Texas town of Van Horn, which hosted Tuesday's launch. And then he said this:

"I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, 'cause you guys paid for all this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart very much."

The Internet responded with an incredulous gasp.


In the video, Bezos' comment appears earnest and elicits chuckles from the press-conference audience. But as the Earth's wealthiest person — a centibillionaire of extreme proportions, worth over $200 billion — the man has been under an intense microscope for his attitudes toward America's gaping wealth divide.

Amazon now employs nearly 1.3 million workers, the majority of them scanning and packing goods in warehouses. In 2018, Amazon was among the first major corporations to raise its starting wage to $15 an hour and its PR team has fought the perception of the company as a low-wage employer. In 2020, the company reported that its median wage was $29,007 a year.

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200..billion... Im going to write him a letter regarding my school loans
Jul 20th 2021
1
Tone deaf. And he shoulda had a POC in that group, the young guy
Jul 20th 2021
2
give him a break. he just landed his dildo. geez
Jul 20th 2021
3
lmao
Jul 20th 2021
5
lulz
Jul 21st 2021
14
Amazon employees response
Jul 20th 2021
4
lulz
Jul 21st 2021
15
his other takeaway: why do we pollute Earth? we should pollute space!
Jul 20th 2021
6
I don't see the issue at all. Seriously..... Outrage culture smh..
Jul 21st 2021
7
^^^ 95% of all items purchased thru Amazon^^^
Jul 21st 2021
8
98% thank you very much!
Jul 21st 2021
10
He spit the space rocket version of this meme:
Jul 21st 2021
9
lmao
Jul 21st 2021
11
lulz
Jul 21st 2021
13
Of course not. You don't work there.
Jul 21st 2021
16
      a baby sitter canceled on us because she got a job at Amazon
Jul 21st 2021
17
      A ton of my customers were Amazon employees before the raise
Jul 21st 2021
18
      great point. i was looking at it strictly from a consumer standpoint.
Jul 21st 2021
19
           with that said...I also read it in a way that I have to assume he meant ...
Jul 21st 2021
20
           I still don’t understand how you arrived at that conclusion
Jul 21st 2021
21
                in other words, it doesn't offend me as a customer/consumer....if
Jul 21st 2021
22
                     This CEO, under these circumstances, is why it's getting this response
Jul 21st 2021
23
                     yeah, you can't be thanking your employees while they're
Jul 21st 2021
24
                     I get that. My response is “meh”… not sheer outrage over a sound b...
Jul 22nd 2021
27
                          I'm not responding to your "meh"
Jul 22nd 2021
34
                     a big achievement? What are Amazon employees getting
Jul 21st 2021
25
                          Dude been planning and talking about this flight for how long?? Where
Jul 22nd 2021
28
                               people have been shitting on Bezo’s for years
Jul 22nd 2021
29
                                    i'm admittedly very cool on the subject of Amazon hate.....
Jul 22nd 2021
31
                                         lmao.. you just asked where was all the outrage
Jul 22nd 2021
32
                                         true....
Jul 22nd 2021
36
                                         this isn't about needing you to hate the same things.
Jul 22nd 2021
35
You do what you want when you poppin
Jul 21st 2021
12
I feel a little sad for dude?
Jul 21st 2021
26
Damn good point. Besides having some of that money, it's a big "no"
Jul 22nd 2021
30
just another example of the human condition
Jul 22nd 2021
33
nothing is ever enough
Jul 22nd 2021
37
      Capitalism is crazy...
Jul 28th 2021
40
You can pay for school but you can't buy class.
Jul 27th 2021
38
facts
Jul 28th 2021
39
nope!
Jul 28th 2021
41
Lost the space race, now trying to bribe NASA to let him bid again
Jul 28th 2021
42

rdhull
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1. "200..billion... Im going to write him a letter regarding my school loans"
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2. "Tone deaf. And he shoulda had a POC in that group, the young guy"
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Coulda been Black or Latino or Asian. Nice move with the old lady tho becuz she always wanted to go to space and had actually pursued it

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3. "give him a break. he just landed his dildo. geez"
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Y'all buy those labels, I was born supreme

  

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5. "lmao"
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there's not been nearly enough jokes about the wealthiest man on the planet launching himself into space in a giant penis imho

funniest I've seen so far was something about the cockpit but that's it lol

  

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14. "lulz"
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4. "Amazon employees response"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goh2x_G0ct4

  

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15. "lulz"
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6. "his other takeaway: why do we pollute Earth? we should pollute space!"
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https://twitter.com/axios/status/1417518650081349633

Jeff Bezos, hours after flying to space: "We need to take all heavy industry, all polluting industry, and move it into space. And keep Earth as this beautiful gem of a planet that it is."


this man is villainizing at warp speed

  

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7. "I don't see the issue at all. Seriously..... Outrage culture smh.."
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8. "^^^ 95% of all items purchased thru Amazon^^^"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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10. "98% thank you very much! "
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"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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9. "He spit the space rocket version of this meme:"
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https://eatliver.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/boss.jpg


  

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11. "lmao"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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13. "lulz"
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16. "Of course not. You don't work there. "
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It takes very little reading and listening to learn that they have serious problems with the way they treat their employees.

Some of those issues stems from Bezos believing that people are lazy. His employment model is designed for churn- running people ragged until they burn out, and then simply hiring new people to replace them.

Then there's the insane, over the top time monitoring.

It's a repugnant employee model that definitionally, and by design, overtly treats people as expendable assets.

So yes, given the outlandish wage gap between him and those employees, and the business model that's designed to maximize their efforts in a way that leads to exhaustion thanking the employees who paid for his fun little jaunt isn't just tone deaf, it's incredibly gross and repulsive.

There's nothing remotely "outrage culture" about calling him out for it.

  

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17. "a baby sitter canceled on us because she got a job at Amazon"
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2 weeks later she contacted us because she said the Amazon gig was crazy af.

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18. "A ton of my customers were Amazon employees before the raise"
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I don't know the percentage of Amazon employees who qualified for public assistance, but I know I came across a significant number in my queues.

They did the $15 increase, which was great, but then so many of them got discontinued as a result of the increase that I flat out don't see them at all anymore.

The problem there is that the increase barely put them above the limits to qualify, and particularly where medical coverage is concerned, that increase was nowhere near enough to offset the loss. I don't know if they received coverage through Amazon at that point, or how much it cost, but at best it meant people were still treading water, and it was not a true increase when you factor the benefits they lost in the process.

He gave them some crumbs, but he could easily transform the income, lives- and, ahem- motherfucking buying power- of his employees with a few changes, so that every worker had a living wage.

  

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19. "great point. i was looking at it strictly from a consumer standpoint."
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"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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20. "with that said...I also read it in a way that I have to assume he meant ..."
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1st he was thanking Amazon employees....full stop.
2nd he was thanking Amazon customers...for being customers .... and then an awkward joke of "You all paid for this".... full stop.

I'm completely aware of the issues surrounding working conditions at Amazon. I live in Arlington so Amazon is frequently a topic of local news coverage....


"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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21. "I still don’t understand how you arrived at that conclusion"
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based off everything you just wrote

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22. "in other words, it doesn't offend me as a customer/consumer....if "
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I was an employee....I guess I'd feel some kinda way about it.....
It seems pretty common for most CEOs to thank their employees and customers after a big achievement though....



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23. "This CEO, under these circumstances, is why it's getting this response"
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>I was an employee....I guess I'd feel some kinda way about
>it.....

I, mean, I'm not an employee and still recognize how gross and tone deaf it is for him to thank them for his field trip to space.

We don't need to be employees to recognize the issues there and respond to it.

>It seems pretty common for most CEOs to thank their employees
>and customers after a big achievement though....

I sincerely don't think you get it.

  

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24. "yeah, you can't be thanking your employees while they're "
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currently shitting on you in the press.

Y'all buy those labels, I was born supreme

  

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27. "I get that. My response is “meh”… not sheer outrage over a sound b..."
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34. "I'm not responding to your "meh""
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I'm responding to your demonstrably erroneous, contextually tone deaf reaction that the outrage at this specific situation is somehow an example of "outrage culture", as though there are not significant reasons for the outrage.

It's one thing for you to be "meh" within yourself.

It's another to be dismissive of the very real and serious reasons for the reactions it's generated.

You're either trolling here, or just really obtuse and don't get it.

Because you keep saying things like "i get that", all the while demonstrating that you definitively do not.

  

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25. "a big achievement? What are Amazon employees getting"
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for this space launch?

I can see thanking them if they hit a sales milestone but thanking your employees for your yacht that breaks some cruising record is weird as fuck.

I think you missed on this one or just really like Amazon so much you can’t even see the obvious.



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28. "Dude been planning and talking about this flight for how long?? Where "
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Was all the outrage leading up to it??
I’m just saying….
Sound bite didn’t move me….
Everybody on this “Fuck Amazon” bandwagon but low key still lining Amazon’s pockets….
I’m keeping it 100….
Even in my lil libral assed neighborhood I see Amazon trucks cruise through making deliveries hourly…..
I’d venture that majority of folks shitting on Amazon and that quote in this very post probably ripping open an Amazon box right.now.

C’mon fam….


"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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29. "people have been shitting on Bezo’s for years "
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over work conditions, taxes, etc

maybe you were busy opening boxes

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31. "i'm admittedly very cool on the subject of Amazon hate....."
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i'm aware of the reasons behind the outrage....I just don't share it.
*shrugs*
We don't all have to hate the same things.

  

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32. "lmao.. you just asked where was all the outrage"
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which was the only reason I pointed it out.

Not saying you have to also have the same outrage.

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36. "true...."
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"Get ready....for your blessing....."
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35. "this isn't about needing you to hate the same things."
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Contrary to what you're saying, you're not simply "meh" on the subject.

You're also dismissive of the reaction others are having, and that's what's generating the responses you're getting.

Nobody needs or wants you to feel the same way.

But if you're going to dismiss the negative reaction as mere "outrage", as a result of "outrage culture", with no regard to the actual context and substance of the outrage, that's where you get push back.

no more, no less.

  

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12. "You do what you want when you poppin"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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26. "I feel a little sad for dude?"
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only a little

he's richer than god, sure

he can go to space whenever he wants

but are we as jealous of jeff bezos as we should be?

he is not getting respect for being the second billionaire in space this month

bro went to space for like ten minutes, after taking years and billions of dollars

his wife left him

and everybody's like "idc, maybe don't make your employees piss in bottles"


www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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30. "Damn good point. Besides having some of that money, it's a big "no""
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>but are we as jealous of jeff bezos as we should be?


Seems like he's still trying too hard.

  

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33. "just another example of the human condition"
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no matter how much you have or what you have going for you, you cant win 'em all and youre gonna catch feelings about SOMETHING sooner or later lol.

  

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37. "nothing is ever enough"
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Thu Jul-22-21 11:25 AM by Rjcc

          

because of work stuff I ended up hanging out with a few people who have billions of dollars

and watching the dynamic went between someone with 5 billion+ and someone with 1 billion is like...wow. dude really thinks he's still a broke boy in his mind, meanwhile dude with 5 is looking at larry ellison like "I need private island money"

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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40. "Capitalism is crazy..."
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And there is no end point at all - no point in which you've "won". For that person who is worth 1 billion, they had to be REALLY good at the capitalism game to get that far. And part of being REALLY good is wanting more - because if they didn't they would have stopped at 100 million realizing they "won". But to be worth 100 million they had to have been REALLY good at capitalism, or they would have stopped at 10 million..........

I try to remind myself of this as I look at my $350k house and feel like a broke boy compared to the people I know with $700k-million dollar houses, but it's hard.

>and watching the dynamic went between someone with 5 billion+
>and someone with 1 billion is like...wow. dude really thinks
>he's still a broke boy in his mind, meanwhile dude with 5 is
>looking at larry ellison like "I need private island money"

  

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38. "You can pay for school but you can't buy class."
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Dude is emotionally retarded / tone deaf and all the money in the world ain't gonna change that.

He'd prolly be better off fading from public life, and operating his schemes from behind the curtain.

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39. "facts"
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the coolest thing about him is a joke song some youtuber made for a Netflix special that is mocking dude

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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41. "nope!"
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42. "Lost the space race, now trying to bribe NASA to let him bid again"
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so he can steal SpaceX and NASA's innovation and sell it back to NASA. That's it. That is the plan. Guess he realized his penis can't get much further than the 60 plus miles up without a lot of tech Blue Origin currently does not possess.

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