Returning to Earth on Tuesday after the successful launch of his Blue Origin spacecraft, Mr Bezos thanked “every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all of this”.
It is however that the cost of Blue Origin was in the region of $28 million (£25 million), and it was paid for by Mr. Bezos by selling billions of dollars worth of Amazon shares. On Tuesday, he became the richest man to enter space.
Tributes to Amazon workers apparently fell on the ears of death, with Democrat Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accusing the Amazon founder of exploiting employees to pay for his suborbital space flight.
“Yes, Amazon employees paid for it – low wages, union busts, a frenzied and inhumane workplace, and delivery drivers not having health insurance during a pandemic,” she wrote in a statement. Tweet.
“And Amazon customers are paying for it because Amazon is abusing its market power to hurt small business.”
This was echoed on Twitter by Amazon employees, where Mr Bezos was widely ridiculed for flying to the edge of space – just days after Virgin’s Richard Branson became the first to do so.
“Peeing in a bottle so my boss can fly in an ad**k-shaped rocket,” wrote one Twitter user, mocking the shape of the Blue Origin spacecraft.
one more wrote: “My first tweet as an Amazon employee – I’m so angry that my boss thinks it’s more important to go to space than people to go to space. Jeff Bezos lives on another planet and his greed is literally like this.” is out of the world.
One Twitter user employed by Amazon joked, “I honestly believe that if my boss had the money, he would just like Jeff Bezos on his ego.” “And sadly yes, my boss even made his spaceship look like a giant penis.”
Amazon has also denied reports about employees. forbidden brake And being improperly disciplined as well as the risk of getting hurt while working. Others have criticized the retailer for using the app to manage its relation with workers.