News Video Interview with Blue Origin Critic Alexandra Abrams By Doug Messier Parabolic Arc October 1, 2021 Filed under Alexandra Abrams, Blue Origin, Bob Smith, Jeff Bezos, New Shepard Doug Messier 7 responses to “Video Interview with Blue Origin Critic Alexandra Abrams” Enrique Moreno says: October 1, 2021 at 10:35 am 0 0 – “Bob and I can´t trust you any more”– Bingo! Log in to Reply Andrew Tubbiolo says: October 1, 2021 at 7:52 pm 0 0 From reading the essay, and watching Blue Origin over the past decades, it’s pretty apparent that Blue is not a happy shop. A lot of the points made in the essay were BS in my opinion, but it did touch on some real issues whose effects show in their underperformance. I sense the hand of Bezos is ruining the enterprise. He’s not dynamic it seems to understand a fulfillment warehouse is not the same thing as a aerospace enterprise. We haven’t seen any real attempts at change yet either so it seems Bezos may not understand that there’s a problem. Amazon must be a horrible place to work. Log in to Reply savuporo says: October 2, 2021 at 5:10 am 0 0 Whatever the actual issues with BO ( like being glacially slow ), but that lady is just sour grapes. Come on, you were some rando communications person barely there for 2 years ? Log in to Reply Andrew Tubbiolo says: October 2, 2021 at 5:17 am 0 0 Any employee who leaves is sour grapes. Just because a person is upset at malfunction in an organization does not disqualify their complaint, of course nor does it grant merit to their complaint. The question should only be on the merit of the complaint and supporting evidence. Log in to Reply savuporo says: October 2, 2021 at 5:25 am 0 0 Complaint: Blue Origin sacrificed safety for schedule. That is hilarious on its face. One, they took 20 goddamn years to get a suborbital rocket up. Two, Jeffy boi climbed on the very first crewed flight. I rest my case Log in to Reply Andrew Tubbiolo says: October 2, 2021 at 5:52 am 0 0 As you’ll note in my other statement on the essay there was more than a few problems with the essay. Also, don’t forget this is not the product of one person, but of many . This is a committee. The threads of the complaint are ‘environmental’, sexism, work hours, and safety. The only one that stood out to me as credible was the sexism complaint. We can see that complaint reflected in visible events and recorded actions taken in the company. That problem seems real. I think everything else was silly, or not backed up by events visible to the outside observer. I’ll also add this as my observation. With so little to show for nearly 20 years of effort, for efforts like this to be going forward, and for BO to be in the middle of a 20% yearly turnover, I can only conclude that management at Blue is extremely inferior to the task at hand and is to blame. They have assembled and grown a workforce that is making complaints in public, and many are voting with their feet and walking out the front door. Those issues are real, and visible to outside observers. These problems reflect totally on the inferiority of management and what must be a toxic environment that they created. Management will eventually kill off this enterprise if they don’t change their ways. The solution is for employees to continue to leave and let management execute their policies by themselves. Log in to Reply redneck says: October 2, 2021 at 8:35 am 0 0 The solution is for employees to continue to leave and let management execute their policies by themselves. This is the fate of lousy workplaces where the best, the passionate, and most conscientious leave the place to the bosses and the ones there for a paycheck only. Toxicity accumulates. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.