Amazon vice president, a distinguished engineer, resigns to protest firing of employee activists

Tim Bray, a veteran technologist and one of Amazon’s top engineers, resigned from what he called “the best job I’ve ever had” to protest the company’s dismissal of two leaders of an employee climate group who had spoken out about treatment of warehouse workers.He described the firings as “evidence of a vein of toxicity running through the company culture. I choose neither to serve nor drink that poison.”“I quit in dismay at Amazon firing whistleblowers who were making noise about warehouse employees frightened of Covid-19,” Bray said in a post on his personal blog late Sunday, noting he was wa…

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