Friday, February 15, 2019

02/15/2019. Public protest against oppression in Amazon

I am late today. It is noon now and I am half an hour away yet.
But today it will be incredible day. I am going to Whole foods store at Denny way. If Spheres s a heart of Amazon, Whole foods is its stomach. This store is always full of people and engineers. God bless me.
I found one thing. I feel myself more mature than I was 2 weeks ago. I grow much on side of spiritually. This is a great experience - to fight my fear. I am glad I am doing that not only for Amazon and Bezos but for myself also.
One bad thing - first guy approached me and I wanted to give him a leaflet. But all the papers became wet due to rain yesterday. Today I don't distribute my story...
PS: Spheres is not the heart of Amazon. It is balls of Amazon.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

02/14/2019. Public protest against oppression in Amazon

Happy Saint Valentine's day!
1 pm, lunch time and I am here again, near of Van Horst Amazon building. One current Amazon engineer approached me and supported. Good start.

Under the rain applied super duper innovation: foldable chair + umbrella:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

02/13/2019. Public protest against oppression in Amazon

9:30 am. I am in between of Van Horst and Gatsby Amazon buildings.

To be honest, in the morning I was feeling myself really weak and tired. But then I searched on YouTube keywords "Amazon employees". YouTube returns 99% of videos are about oppression, abuse and hostility. I watched few of them and there is no weakness anymore. There are really a lot of people suffering much more than me.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

02/12/2019. Public protest against oppression in Amazon

11 am, I am on the position! Sidewalk of Amazon spheres.

I was thinking I am afraid of people. But then I realized: in fact people are afraid of me. Now I feel I am more powerful and more free than anybody else. Amazon employees are restricted in their freedoms: they are forced to spend most time of their lives to do the work they hate. They are restricted to speak.
I am free to speak and Jeff Bezos with all his billions can't close my mouth and can't prevent me from walking on the street with my banner.
I like that. Like a student who lost virginity. I mean, well, you know.

02/11/2019. Public protest against oppression in Amazon

Went to doctor, laundry and then... snow came back.

Lucky Jeff, lucky me today. No need to freeze my ass at the street. Protest is cancelled.

But beware of tomorrow.
Until then, Merry Christmas to all!
I don't share protest video today but I can't refuse to share this beauty:

Sunday, February 10, 2019

02/10/2019. Public protest against oppression in Amazon

That sucks: libraries seems to be are closed again due to snow storm. There is no storm anymore in Seattle but snow is still here. Seattle should be renamed to Alaska-attle.

If I don't find printer today, tomorrow nobody will know about horrors of Mr Bezos.
How can I do leafleting without printer?
Where are all these librarians?!!!!!!
Maybe I am not the best engineer or entrepreneur. And for sure I am not the best yes-man for Bezos to be one of his Amabots. But there is something good I will do in my life. I will stop persecution, oppression and genocide of family members of other Amazon employees who suffer. If I need to stay at the square 5 years 5 days a week I will do it. If I need to perform hunger strike I will. I have no job and my time is free.

My boss will tell I am the worst engineer in the world. You know what? Partially I agree with him. I have done mistakes. Like any of us. But I am not the worst. Even not the worst in our team.
Moreover. Even if I would be the worst engineer in the world, this does not give a right to my boss to violate the law. This does not give him a right for oppression of my family. You don't like my work? Then why didn't you fire me during 2 years?

Last week Jeff Bezos again tried to fight the freedom of speech. He accused media in extortion.
I am laughing. Mr Bezos committed extortion last 15 years towards his employees. How can he accuse somebody else?
How extortion to employees works:
1. Employee becomes a slave by salary and immigration benefits
2. Employer commits oppression, discrimination and hostile environment towards the employee and his family to make him work harder. Amazon prevents treatment of employee relatives and United Nations classifies this activity as a mental torture.
3. Employee cannot quit because of losing immigration benefits resulting in up to deportation from the country.
For me, it is a clear extortion. Hidden statement is: we will terminate you and you will use everything if you complain of stop working. Thus, we ask you to work hard and sustain our tortures.

Btw - got to library. The one near of UW was open even during the "storm"... How can you call this nice Christmas snow a "storm"? I thought the storm is when Dorothy flies in her house through the sky... In Russia we have such storm 9 months a year with a temperature of -22 F.
Anyway I printed almost 300 sheets of dirt about Amazon. Tomorrow 300 Amazonians will know the True. Jeff, I am coming.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

02/09/2019. Public protest against oppression in Amazon

No protest for today and tomorrow. Saturday and Sunday are weekends for most of Amazonians yet. Thus, I can take a rest also.
Due to winter storm, library is closed. Will try to get there tomorrow, I need to print a lo-o-t of leaflets. On Monday will give them to all the Spheres an Doppler patrons.
Can't print them at Amazon office because they suspended my badge. Amazon management is prudent.
My manager blamed me I don't comply with Amazon principle "Insist on the Highest Standards". Well, he can think that. But now I am sure I comply with the principle "Have Backbone; Disagree and Commit": Leaders are obligated to respectfully challenge decisions when they disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting. Leaders have conviction and are tenacious. They do not compromise for the sake of social cohesion. Once a decision is determined, they commit wholly.
They can argue citing last words: Once a decision is determined, they commit wholly. Why didn't I commit? I ask: decision taken by whom? If my manager and his managers all the way till Bezos support oppression, should I respect their opinion?

Then the only authority here is God. I say: Once a decision is determined BY GOD, I commit wholly. But God didn't ask me to stop protesting yet.