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Jeff Bezos’s space flight firm ‘rife with sexism’, employees’ letter claims

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos’s space flight firm ‘rife with sexism’, employees’ letter claimsOpen letter by current and ex-staffers alleges ‘consistently inappropriate’ behaviour by Blue Origin leaders Dan Milmo Global technology editorFri 1 Oct 2021 06.18 EDTLast modified on Fri 1 Oct 2021 07.14 EDTA group of current and former employees at Blue Origin, the space flight company owned by the Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has accused the business of operating a work environment that is “rife with sexism” and prefers “breakneck speed” to safety.An open letter written by Alexandra Abrams, the former head of employee communications at Blue Origin and 20 other current and former workers, says the company’s culture “reflects the worst of the world we live in now” and must change.The letter, published on the whistleblower forum Lioness, says: “Workforce gender gaps are common in the space industry, but at Blue Origin they also manifest in a particular brand of sexism. Numerous senior leaders have been known to be consistently inappropriate with women.”The letter goes on to allege that a senior figure in the organisation was reported a number of times for sexual harassment and that new female employees were warned to stay away from another executive, who had allegedly groped a female colleague. It adds that the workforce was “mostly male” and “overwhelmingly white”.A Blue Origin spokesperson said: “Blue Origin has no tolerance for discrimination or harassment of any kind. We provide numerous avenues for employees, including a 24/7 …

Today’s News & Commentary – July 21, 2021

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Today’s News & Commentary – July 21, 2021

Today’s headline is that Jeff Bezos visited space. Of the $5.5 million dollar expenditure, he commented the following: “[I] want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer because you guys paid for all this. So seriously, for every Amazon customer out there, and every Amazon employee, thank you from the bottom of my […]

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