“Chickens**t” whistleblower firings are “poison,” resigning Amazon VP says

Found on Ars Technica on Wednesday, 06 May 2020
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Amazon VP Tim Bray, who had been with the company for more than five years, has resigned in protest of Amazon's treatment of warehouse workers and the firing of other employees who spoke out.

Firing the whistleblowers is "evidence of a vein of toxicity running through the company culture," Bray said in a blog post explaining his departure. "I choose neither to serve nor drink that poison."

"I believe the worker testimony too. And at the end of the day, the big problem isn’t the specifics of Covid-19 response," he added. "It’s that Amazon treats the humans in the warehouses as fungible units of pick-and-pack potential." Only strong regulation, actively enforced, will change that, Bray said.

Looks like there are were a few good people at Amazon after all.