5 August 2022, 12:29
James O’Brien hit Google to check the wealth of Amazon’s proprietor Jeff Bezos to its staff, with surprising outcomes.
It comes after staff at an Amazon warehouse staged a protest yesterday in a dispute over a pay rise of 35p per hour.
The union stated staff are looking for a £2-an-hour rise to raised match the calls for of their job and deal with the cost-of-living disaster.The GMB union stated a whole lot of staff in Tilbury, Essex, stopped work on Thursday after being given the measly rise.
James Googled the query of Jeff Bezos’ fortune and located comparisons similar to “an worker may have needed to begin working within the pliocene epoch to have as a lot cash as Jeff Bezos has now”.
“A full-time Amazon worker must have began work roughly 4 and a half million years in the past to have as a lot cash as Jeff Bezos,” James learn.
“For those who’re a median Amazon worker in America – I feel you are on greater than these folks in Tilbury – to have as a lot cash because the proprietor of Amazon has now, you’d should have began work 4 and a half million years in the past… Come on, name me a Marxist, name me a lefty-do-gooder!”
“And the corporate has simply provided its employees in Tilbury 35p an hour. So now it might take 4 million, 499,000, 363 days for them to turn into as wealthy as Jeff Bezos,” James joked.
Discovering additional analogies evaluating wealth, James stated: “It’s as if the common family in America has one peanut, whereas Jeff Bezos has a tonne of peanut butter.
“It’s as if the common family in America has one white blood cell, whereas Jeff Bezos has the size of a finback whale.”
James was stumped when he came upon that Jeff Bezos’ web value is roughly the equal of being given £233,000 each day since Jesus was born.