Wasteful Jeff

Jan 13, 2019 36 Comments

How do Amazon employees (or rather Blue Origin in this case I guess) feel about Amazon’s supposed frugality (no free food, lower salaries, few perks, etc) and hearing about Jeff Bezos spending 50 million in company money to film a useless commercial to spend more time with his sidehoe?

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  • It's his personal money. He can do whatever he wants tf with it, duh. He isn't cheating on it's employees. People can chose to work, or not work at Amazon if they feel they are being underpaid.
    Jan 13, 2019 5
    • New monomo
      I don't think you understand how pocket money works
      Jan 13, 2019
    • Bank of America / Other tSWv17
      Gotta love the "pocket money" comment above..lol
      Jan 13, 2019
  • Apple JobsAtApp
    Jeff B turned out to be a huge disappointment. Get rid of this dude. His time is up.
    Jan 13, 2019 2
    • Amazon / Eng legend
      Yeah and make this a hole Amazon's CEO?
      Jan 13, 2019
    • Amazon / Product Hsjsuehdur
      That is the dumbest thing I’ve heard in a long time.
      Jan 13, 2019
  • Cruise Automation jefeb
    OP
    To everyone who’s saying its his personal money: yes i know he’s funding blue origin but my point is how do employees feel when he’s not willing to write a check to increase their pay and provide them with better perks but is willing to write a check of 50mill just to spend time with his girl
    Jan 13, 2019 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      MP3

      Microsoft Eng

      BIO
      Troll living under the I-5 overpass
      MP3more
      Employees get free bananas. If they act up and ask for more pay, they’ll get a meat banana.
      Jan 13, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng legend
      It's his money. As an employee, I am not entitled to snatch a penny from him. He can't stop me from applying to any other company for better pay. My employment is based on free will.
      Jan 13, 2019
  • Google / Eng OJqG17
    Jeff Bezos is a douche bag. When I was there in amazon. Somebody asked him in all-hands meeting that why is he investing so much in buying buildings every where . Why don't amazon move to suburbs like Microsoft where it's cheaper for both company and employees.

    And guess what, what was his reply? That staying in city attracts talent. Really?? All this leadership principles are made by management to manipulate employees. He or amazon is not frugal at all, they are just very good in deceiving you.

    Another example being second HQ2 thing. How he deceived different states in giving him subsidy. It has set a very bad precedent for the country. Think what will happen if every company like G, Facebook start playing these games and ask for tax cuts before setting any office.
    Jan 13, 2019 1
    • I hope you’re kidding. Because they all do. Apple in Austin $41m. Google in OH for a datacenter. 150m for FBs Utah datacenter.

      What would really get your goat is that all of these entities pay less than 1% of total revenue as taxes.

      Don’t believe me? Look it up.

      Sooo, less umbrage please.
      Jan 13, 2019
  • Splunk wmpz
    50 million is Jeff being frugal.
    Jan 13, 2019 0
  • Avigilon pasimeena
    What commercial? Kinda outta the loop..
    Jan 13, 2019 1
    • Cruise Automation jefeb
      OP
      Apparently he hired his side girl to work as a producer on a blue origin commercial and spent 50 mill in company money to do so but it was just a pretense to spend time with her
      Jan 13, 2019
  • Google WordCrimes
    Amazon frugality is BS, just like the flywheel Bezos copied from Walmart (Sam Walton’s “Productivity Loop”). Supposedly the door desks cost more than regular desks now.
    Jan 13, 2019 1
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      10xFortran

      Bloomberg Eng

      PRE
      Raytheon
      10xFortranmore
      I can tell you from experience that throwing a piece of 3/4" plywood across a couple sawhorses is a lot cheaper than a door, even back in the day when that story first got started.
      Jan 14, 2019
  • Frugality for you, not him.
    Jan 13, 2019 0
  • Microsoft
    stayfitcop

    Microsoft

    BIO
    I print money.
    stayfitcopmore
    Probably the same way he should feel about me spending an insane amount on my tech gadgets.
    Jan 13, 2019 4
    • Cruise Automation jefeb
      OP
      Technically it was Blue origin money.
      Jan 13, 2019
    • Microsoft
      stayfitcop

      Microsoft

      BIO
      I print money.
      stayfitcopmore
      This is just not true.
      Jan 13, 2019
  • Uber frob
    How do Cruise employees feel about their utterly clueless leadership? Have you all gotten over being demoted a level, completely out of the blue?
    Jan 13, 2019 3
    • Uber frob
      Does it still take 2h to submit a change to a readme?
      Jan 13, 2019
    • What happened at cruise?
      Jan 14, 2019

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