Jeff Bezos: ‘I Don’t Recognize This Amazon’

shutterstock_276929006In the aftermath of the New York Times’s expose of Amazon’s white-collar working conditions, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sent a memo to Amazon employees acknowledging that the “anecdotes” in the article displayed “shockingly callous management practices.”

Yet while Bezos doesn’t refute any specifics in the Times report, he says that its overall portrait of Amazon “doesn’t describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day.”

The Times “claims that our intentional approach is to create a soulless, dystopian workplace where no fun is had and no laughter heard,” Bezos writes. “Again, I don’t recognize this Amazon and I very much hope you don’t, either… I strongly believe that anyone working in a company that really is like the one described in the NYT would be crazy to stay. I know I would leave such a company.”

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