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Mar 24 - Jeff Bezos, World’s Richest Man, Wants Your Donations To Help Amazon Employees


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 5 days ago '15        #26
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 RAZAH CUTS said
Jeff Bezos is asking the public for donations to provide basic support to his 800,000 employees who are suffering in poverty in the wake of the pandemic.






(MPN Opinion) – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s first centibillionaire, a man who vies with Bill Gates for the title of the planet’s richest individual, is asking the public for donations to provide basic support to his 800,000 employees who are suffering in poverty in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bezos announced:

“We are establishing the Amazon Relief Fund with a $25 million initial contribution focused on supporting our independent delivery service partners and their drivers, Amazon Flex participants, and seasonal employees under financial distress during this challenging time.”

The fund will also support both employees and contractors around the world that face economic hardship due to natural disasters or unforeseen personal circumstances. Those who qualify can apply for a grant of up to $5,000.

“I’ve never been more proud of our teams around the world. People are supporting one another, taking care of themselves and others while also doing what we do best, which is serving customers,” said Beth Galetti, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Amazon.





A man worth over $100 billion, who makes, on average, $230,000 per minute calling on the public to help his own impoverished employees was not met well by many. Amazon itself is worth over $1 trillion, and some felt Bezos himself was in a better position than others, especially members of the public also economically hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, to help his own staff. Furthermore, the company is notorious as a bad employer. Forced to forego bathroom breaks, many company warehouse workers are effectively compelled to wear diapers during their shifts. Other employees report working in unsafe environments and being punished for injuries sustained on the job. The company also does not provide its employees with regular access to clean water.

Amazon workers are poor. Really poor. In Arizona, for example, the company’s own data suggests that one in three employees depend upon food stamps to put food on the table. It is the twenty-eighth largest employer in the state. However, it ranked fifth on the list for most employees enrolled in the Supplemental Nutritional a*sistance Program (SNAP). Across the United States, it is a similar story. In Pennsylvania, for instance, Amazon is the nineteenth largest employer but is in fifth place on the SNAP employees list of corporations. And amidst the deadly COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, the job is one of the more dangerous around, as workers are constantly on the move, handling a great number of packages and in close proximity to others. Despite its poor pay, the job is considered essential to the upkeep of society.





Bezos’ charitable donations often garner him considerable praise in the media. His donation of one million Australian dollars to aid the bushfires in January generated headlines proclaiming his generosity. But as MintPress reported, that was equivalent to just three minutes’ income, as generous as a person making $20,000 per year donating a dime. Linsey McGoey, Professor of Sociology at the University of Ess*x, UK, told MintPress that, “philanthropy can and is being used deliberately to divert attention away from different forms of economic exploitation that underpin global inequality today.”

In other news, Amazon employees in Chicago announced yesterday that, through collective action, they had forced the company to agree to paid time off for all U.S. warehouse workers, something that will be especially useful in the current circumstances. “Almost a year ago, in the summer of 2019, a small crew of us got fed up with Amazon’s bullsh*t and met up outside of work because we felt we had to do something,” they said, proclaiming victory.

In the U.S., the company is currently increasing recruitment to deal with a sharp surge in sales. On the other hand, the government of France has suspended all non-essential Amazon deliveries in a bid to cut down on contagion rates. The company has also been forced to halt price gouging on its website of key products like hand sanitizer.

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While Bezos asks for donations, he appears to genuinely not have considered using his own wealth to help those in need. In 2018 he lamented that “the only way that I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel. That is basically it.” His employees might have other ideas about how he could use his fortune.




I’ve never said this, and it may start sh*t, but I really hope trump goes after this dude HEAVY.
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 5 days ago '07        #27
yolaboy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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he can't just peel off a billy and look like a good guy for once?
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 5 days ago '05        #28
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That fool is a piece of sh*t lol
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 5 days ago '12        #29
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 Timberwolves said
Just like when Petco, a $13B dollar company asks me, a poor person paying for overpriced cat food, to donate to save a homeless pet


I laugh everytime I see it because I'm thinking I already take care of one homeless pet, this bi*ch don't got a job
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 5 days ago '04        #30
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 5 days ago '18        #31
FactChecker  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Cuh just bought a huge mansion after selling a bunch of his Amazon stocks right before this pandemic that smashed the stock market. And he's asking others who are really struggling for help? Gotta be an April fools joke coming early.
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 5 days ago '16        #32
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 GetEmDaddy902 said
He could give a million to each of them and not crack a billi
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 5 days ago '04        #33
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This how the rich end up become food.....
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 5 days ago '07        #34
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 stogz said
This fake, right?
It's true its for the contract workers.

Amazon launches $25 million relief fund for delivery drivers and seasonal employees amid coronavirus outbreak

OP source trolling with their headline.

The “Amazon Relief Fund” will help employees “that are under financial distress during this challenging time,” the company said. This includes Amazon Flex drivers and its network of delivery service partners, which handle last-mile package deliveries, as well as seasonal employees, which help the company manage variation in customer demand during peak periods and holidays.

 5 days ago '15        #35
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 GetEmDaddy902 said
He could give a million to each of them and not crack a billi
n*gga, that's $800 billion, ur phone got a calculator bruh
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 5 days ago '04        #36
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Hated working for amazon but just got hired back for temp work $22 a hour fu*k this guy tho
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 5 days ago '05        #37
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This looks fake as fu*k

 5 days ago '04        #38
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 FlyinIron said

Lmaoooo

 5 days ago '11        #39
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 Proffesor X said
You ever saw a multi billion dollar national grocery chain doing a food drive, this is the same retarded sh*t.


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 5 days ago '19        #40
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Bezos you a Bozo

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 5 days ago '08        #41
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$25Ms is all you need

Say bruh sell that Michelangelo painting you got hanging on the guest bathroom wall at the Vacation house
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 5 days ago '19        #42
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He got life fu*ked up. Close thread

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Don’t hate the playa

Hate the game


Can never get mad at a hustler in a capitalistic country

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 5 days ago '17        #44
SupremeBeing5  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Micheal C. Will said
Jeff Bezo's himself could essentially pay those stimulus checks and it still wouldn't put a dent in his bank account.

And this guy is asking for donations



Did you fail math class? You and the 13 ppl who liked this post??

Just asking. I come in peace.
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 5 days ago '17        #45
SupremeBeing5  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Shmoedog said
n*gga, that's $800 billion, ur phone got a calculator bruh
These n*ggas stupid
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 5 days ago '10        #46
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Glad I did not end up working for Amazon AWS team in Virginia.

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#NationalizeAmazon

 5 days ago '17        #48
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he could easily match the 1000-1200 the govt is giving his 800k employees
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 5 days ago '11        #49
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Amazon.com was initially named for a reason.

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 timdog said
It's true its for the contract workers.

Amazon launches $25 million relief fund for delivery drivers and seasonal employees amid coronavirus outbreak

OP source trolling with their headline.



Source maybe misleading but asking relief from a 20 billion dollar CEO to keep his company afloat to support the people that worked hard to place him where he is now raises moral questions. Capitalism and communism may be two different things but it's working hand in hand during this unfortunate time. The entire government is giving us citizens TPs (Treasons and Purgeries) while we f*ghting for Toilet Paper as a precaution to a disease that don't have nothing to do with wiping your a*s.
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