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贝佐斯结束太空之旅,致谢亚马逊员工及顾客

贝佐斯结束太空之旅,致谢亚马逊员工及顾客

Nicole Goodkind 2021年07月21日
贝佐斯的批评者们立即对其在结束太空之旅后发表的言论发起了抨击。

当地时间7月20日上午,亚马逊公司(Amazon)的执行董事长、世界首富杰夫•贝佐斯在成功完成10分钟的太空之旅后,返回了西得克萨斯沙漠。回到地球后,身穿蓝色太空服、头戴牛仔帽的贝佐斯向亚马逊的员工和顾客表示了感谢。贝佐斯说,他们“为这一切付出了代价”,意指他此前出售了数十亿美元的亚马逊个人股票,为这次旅行提供了资金。

贝佐斯的批评者们立即对这一言论发起了抨击。美国众议员亚历山德里亚•奥卡西奥-科尔特斯在推特(Twitter)上评论贝佐斯:“是的,亚马逊的工人确实为此付出了代价——工资低廉、工会遭到破坏、工作场所缺乏人道,在新冠疫情期间,送货司机甚至没有医疗保险。亚马逊滥用其市场力量伤害中小企业,亚马逊的客户正在为此付出代价。”

2020年,亚马逊员工的收入中值为29007美元,首席执行官与员工的薪酬比例为58:1。这家公司的快递员抱怨称,严苛的工作要求让他们不得不乱停车,因为赶着送包裹甚至没有时间吃饭。工厂工人在疫情爆发前的流动率是每年150%,他们甚至表示,自己不得不使用瓶子解手。他们抱怨不安全甚至致人受伤的工作速度要求,并称充斥着监控的工作环境时刻充满了恐惧和猜忌。劳工领袖们指责亚马逊多次从事非法行为,阻碍了今年春季阿拉巴马州一个仓库举行的“自由和公平”的工会选举。

贝佐斯目前的身价约为2040亿美元。今年5月初,在亚马逊公布其第一季度利润增长了两倍后,他出售了价值约67亿美元的亚马逊股票。去年2月他曾经出售价值近41亿美元的股票,去年11月他还曾经出售价值超30亿美元的股票。贝佐斯指出,在出售的金额当中,他将每年调拨10亿美元,用于资助他在2000年创立的太空公司蓝色起源(Blue Origin)——正是这家公司在7月20日将他和他的团队送入了太空。

预计到2027年,太空旅游市场将增长到17亿美元。贝佐斯希望利用蓝色起源公司进入太空旅游市场。他于本周宣布,在宇航员们登上他的“新谢泼德”(New Shepard)火箭飞船之前,这场太空冒险已经获得了近1亿美元的私人销售收入。

今年6月,蓝色起源拍卖了第一次飞行的其中一个座位,一位至今身份不明的竞拍者以2800万美元(约合每分钟250万美元)的高价赢得了这个位置。但是由于日程冲突,竞标者无法乘坐这趟航班,这一座位最终被来自荷兰的18岁学生奥利弗•达门获得。贝佐斯的兄弟马克•贝佐斯和82岁的飞行员沃利•芬克也加入了贝佐斯的行列。沃利•芬克曾经于1961年参加美国国家航空航天局(NASA)的水星计划,但由于性别原因,她最后未能进入太空。沃利是正式进入太空的最年长的人,达门则是正式进入太空的最年轻的人。(钜富中国网)

编译:杨二一

当地时间7月20日上午,亚马逊公司(Amazon)的执行董事长、世界首富杰夫•贝佐斯在成功完成10分钟的太空之旅后,返回了西得克萨斯沙漠。回到地球后,身穿蓝色太空服、头戴牛仔帽的贝佐斯向亚马逊的员工和顾客表示了感谢。贝佐斯说,他们“为这一切付出了代价”,意指他此前出售了数十亿美元的亚马逊个人股票,为这次旅行提供了资金。

贝佐斯的批评者们立即对这一言论发起了抨击。美国众议员亚历山德里亚•奥卡西奥-科尔特斯在推特(Twitter)上评论贝佐斯:“是的,亚马逊的工人确实为此付出了代价——工资低廉、工会遭到破坏、工作场所缺乏人道,在新冠疫情期间,送货司机甚至没有医疗保险。亚马逊滥用其市场力量伤害中小企业,亚马逊的客户正在为此付出代价。”

2020年,亚马逊员工的收入中值为29007美元,首席执行官与员工的薪酬比例为58:1。这家公司的快递员抱怨称,严苛的工作要求让他们不得不乱停车,因为赶着送包裹甚至没有时间吃饭。工厂工人在疫情爆发前的流动率是每年150%,他们甚至表示,自己不得不使用瓶子解手。他们抱怨不安全甚至致人受伤的工作速度要求,并称充斥着监控的工作环境时刻充满了恐惧和猜忌。劳工领袖们指责亚马逊多次从事非法行为,阻碍了今年春季阿拉巴马州一个仓库举行的“自由和公平”的工会选举。

贝佐斯目前的身价约为2040亿美元。今年5月初,在亚马逊公布其第一季度利润增长了两倍后,他出售了价值约67亿美元的亚马逊股票。去年2月他曾经出售价值近41亿美元的股票,去年11月他还曾经出售价值超30亿美元的股票。贝佐斯指出,在出售的金额当中,他将每年调拨10亿美元,用于资助他在2000年创立的太空公司蓝色起源(Blue Origin)——正是这家公司在7月20日将他和他的团队送入了太空。

预计到2027年,太空旅游市场将增长到17亿美元。贝佐斯希望利用蓝色起源公司进入太空旅游市场。他于本周宣布,在宇航员们登上他的“新谢泼德”(New Shepard)火箭飞船之前,这场太空冒险已经获得了近1亿美元的私人销售收入。

今年6月,蓝色起源拍卖了第一次飞行的其中一个座位,一位至今身份不明的竞拍者以2800万美元(约合每分钟250万美元)的高价赢得了这个位置。但是由于日程冲突,竞标者无法乘坐这趟航班,这一座位最终被来自荷兰的18岁学生奥利弗•达门获得。贝佐斯的兄弟马克•贝佐斯和82岁的飞行员沃利•芬克也加入了贝佐斯的行列。沃利•芬克曾经于1961年参加美国国家航空航天局(NASA)的水星计划,但由于性别原因,她最后未能进入太空。沃利是正式进入太空的最年长的人,达门则是正式进入太空的最年轻的人。(钜富中国网)

编译:杨二一

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s executive chairman and the world’s richest person, successfully completed his 10-minute flight to the cusp of outer space and back to the West Texas desert this morning. Upon his return to earth, Bezos, decked in a blue space suit and a cowboy hat, thanked Amazon employees and customers, noting that they “paid for all of this,” referring to the billions in personal Amazon stock he sold to fund his endeavor.

Critics of Bezos immediately jumped on the comments. “Yes, Amazon workers did pay for this - with lower wages, union busting, a frenzied and inhumane workplace, and delivery drivers not having health insurance during a pandemic,” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said of Bezos' comments on Twitter. “And Amazon customers are paying for it with Amazon abusing their market power to hurt small business.”

The median Amazon worker made $29,007 in 2020, with a CEO-to-worker pay ratio of 58:1. Amazon delivery drivers have complained of grueling conditions that led them to ignore stop signs and skip meals to get packages delivered. Factory workers, who had a pre-pandemic turnover rate of 150% per year, have said they were forced to use bottles instead of taking bathroom breaks. They complained of unsafe and injury-inducing speed requirements, and said constant monitoring led to an environment filled with fear and suspicion. Labor leaders have accused the company of engaged in repeated illegal conduct that prevented a “free and fair” union election at one of its Alabama warehouses this Spring.

Bezos, who is worth about $204 billion, sold about $6.7 billion worth of his Amazon shares in early May, after the company reported that it tripled profit in its first quarter. Last February he sold nearly $4.1 billion of shares and more than $3 billion worth last November. Each year $1 billion of those sales, says Bezos, will bankroll Blue Origin, the space company he founded in 2000, the one that launched him and his crew into space on July 20.

Bezos hopes to use Blue Origin to tap into the space tourism market, which is expected to grow into a $1.7 billion sector by 2027. Bezos announced this week that his space venture has already brought in nearly $100 million in private sales, and that was before the crew even boarded his New Shepard rocket ship today.

In June, Blue Origin auctioned off a seat on the initial flight, where a still-unidentified bidder won the spot at a cool $28 million, or about $2.5 million per minute. The bidder was unable to make this particular flight due to scheduling conflicts, and his spot went to Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old student from the Netherlands. Bezos was also joined by his brother, Mark Bezos, and Wally Funk, an 82 year-old pilot who trained for NASA's Mercury program in 1961 but was not allowed to go into space because of her gender. Wally is officially the oldest person to enter space, and Daemen the youngest.

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