Jeff Bezos Reeling, Dozens of Blue Origin Employees Sound Alarms

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Well, it looks like Jeff Bezos is now in over his head, and dozens of his employees at Blue Origin are sounding the alarm. He might be a billionaire, but he is not always the best at treating his employees well.

There are more than 20 people who have signed an essay stating that Jeff Bezos’ space company, Blue Origin, is a “toxic” workplace.

This essay was published on a Thursday a few months ago on lioness.co, and according to former Blue Origin Employee Communications head, this company pushes employees to sign harsh nondisclosure agreements that infringe on their rights and neglects to listen to internal feedback. Moreover, these agreements are known to disregard safety concerns and create an uncomfortable sexist environment for women.

Several employees have appeared on CBS mornings to discuss this essay, and they said that 13 of the 21 signers are engineers and that it was in 2018 that a team of employees documented as many as “1000 problem reports related to the engines that power Blue Origin’s rockets, which still have not been addressed.”

Additionally, CBS spoke to five of the co-authors and they decided that they wanted to remain anonymous out of the fear that they would lose their job security. CBS reported that the private space race had led Blue Origin and other rival companies to sacrifice safety concerns.

This anonymous individual goes on to say that Blue Origin was actually taking the space race nice and easy, but then Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos became impatient because he watched Virgin Galactic CEO Richard Branson and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk forge ahead. This whistle blower even went on to say that this competition between these billionaires took precedence over safety at Blue Origin.

Billionaires not respecting the rights of their employees? Well, what else is new? This has been going on for centuries now, and it doesn’t show any signs of letting up.