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Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: freeradical
Date: March 30, 2020 03:07PM
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos faces backlash after publicising a relief fund the public can donate to for his contract employees working during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Amazon Relief Fund was created with $25m from the e-commerce company to assist its “employees and partners”, specifically those who are responsible for the necessary task of delivering all the products consumers order across the US.

It’s focused on “supporting our US-based Delivery Associates employed by Delivery Service Providers, our Amazon Flex Delivery Partners, and Associates working for Integrity Staffing, Adecco Staffing, and RES Staffing, and drivers and support team members of line haul partners under financial distress due to a Covid-19 diagnosis or quarantine.”

Besides the company contributing $25m to the fund, it also allows the public to donate if they deem it important. “While we aren’t expecting anyone to do so, you can make a voluntary donation to the fund if you desire to do so,” Amazon wrote on its fund’s website.


[www.independent.co.uk]
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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 30, 2020 03:24PM
.. also asked his underpaid and overworked employees to donate sick days to other employees. FSK him.
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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: spacescape
Date: March 30, 2020 03:30PM
WTAF.
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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: March 30, 2020 03:36PM
You couldn’t make this stuff up, priceless...



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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: bfd
Date: March 30, 2020 03:37PM
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos faces backlash … “While we aren’t expecting our Amazon CEO to do so, YOU can make a voluntary donation to the fund if you desire to do so,” Amazon wrote on its fund’s website.

Would've been a far more accurate statement…

What a POS. Hope he gets more than a little backlash for this. The $25M from the company is nice, but is likely what they make in an hour of sales online. Drop a few billion on them, Jeff. It won't hurt you a bit.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/30/2020 03:40PM by bfd.
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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: March 30, 2020 03:38PM
Hey Jeff...





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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: March 30, 2020 03:39PM
Yet most of us will continue to shop at retailers like them and Walmart to our hearts content. Nothing will change. At least my Amazon money is being spent on rockets. Though it’s no fun being a cynic. winking smiley
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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: March 30, 2020 03:43PM
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos faces backlash … “While we aren’t expecting our Amazon CEO to do so, YOU can make a voluntary donation to the fund if you desire to do so,” Amazon wrote on its fund’s website.

Would've been a far more accurate statement…

What a POS. Hope he gets more than a little backlash for this.

Unfortunately it may be too late for that. That wave has come and gone. It’s made the rounds at most news sites already.
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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 30, 2020 04:07PM
.....they can't provide employees with....protection.......



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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: hal
Date: March 30, 2020 05:38PM
The guy sets up a $25M fund for his employees and everyone @#$%& on him - wtf?
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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: testcase
Date: March 30, 2020 06:23PM
They can have my support.....



as well as anything else they find in my gym locker..... eye rolling smiley
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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 30, 2020 07:41PM
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hal
The guy sets up a $25M fund for his employees and everyone @#$%& on him - wtf?

It’s because prior to doing this, Bezos had called upon Amazon employees with a significant number of PTO days accrued to donate them to other employees who were in need, instead of offering support from Amazon or his own vast personal fortune. This $25M gesture is simply an attempt to counteract some of the bad (REALLY bad) publicity that resulted from the initial faux pas.



It is what it is.



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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: d4
Date: March 31, 2020 09:09AM
$120,000,000,000.00 net worth.
120 billion. With a "B".
And that's AFTER a divorce.



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Re: Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, asks public to donate to Amazon relief fund
Posted by: freeradical
Date: March 31, 2020 12:43PM
He who dies with the most toys wins.




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Jeff Bezos can buy pretty much anything he wants. So people tend to take notice when the world’s richest person is reportedly thinking about making a big purchase.

CBS Sports reported on Nov. 10 that Bezos is interested in buying an NFL team, and that he’s spent “considerable time” with NFL owners such as Daniel Snyder of the Washington Redskins. And The Washington Post, which is owned by Bezos, also reported in November that the billionaire has privately expressed an interest in buying the Seattle Seahawks.

And, on Dec. 12, Detroit-based sportscaster Eli Zaret reported in a podcast that Bezos has also been rumored to have held two separate meetings with the owners of the Detroit Lions about potentially buying that franchise, which is currently owned by Martha Firestone Ford.

But if Bezos truly is interested in becoming an owner, his world-leading estimated net worth of $109.5 billion is enough to buy every single team in the NFL — and then some.

The total value of each of the 32 NFL franchises, based on Forbes’ latest ranking of every team’s estimated values, is nearly $91.4 billion.


[www.cnbc.com]
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