VP Who Quit Amazon in Protest Is Getting Job Offers

Tim Bray says he's heard from rival tech firms
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2020 2:36 PM CDT
Rivals Wants to Hire Exec Who Quit Amazon in Protest
A family member of an employee holds a sign outside the Amazon DTW1 fulfillment center in Romulus, Mich., Wednesday, April 1, 2020.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Former Amazon vice president Tim Bray resigned to protest the company's treatment of workers and, in a widely read blog post, called the company "chickens---" for firing whistleblowers worried about working conditions during the pandemic. It doesn't seem to have scared off other employers. Bray, a widely respected software engineer who had worked for Amazon Web Services since 2014, says he has already had job offers from rival tech companies including Google, Huawei, and Comcast, Business Insider reports.

He tweeted Monday that he has also heard from a "bunch of startups"—but says he's not looking for work right now, though he didn't elaborate. In his blog post, Bray said quitting Amazon would cost him around $1 million, "not to mention the best job I’ve ever had," but staying would mean signing off on actions he despised. (Read more Amazon stories.)

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