I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story
Julia Cheiffetz
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So I got a message from Amazon on LinkedIn about “ Day One Diaries presents Women in Technology 2.0”. This was my response :

“Thank you for your message.

After initially hearing many horrific accounts of how Amazon treats its employees (especially women) and then reading the piece in the NYT followed by slashdot & this:

https://medium.com/@jcheiffetz/i-had-a-baby-and-cancer-when-i-worked-at-amazon-this-is-my-story-9eba5eef2976

I don’t think its ethical for you guys to even host this even in the first place and as a female engineer, I certainly would not ever consider stepping foot in Amazon till the company learns to treat its employees with respect. As a consumer, I plan to boycott shopping with Amazon.

I know you are not personally responsible but I’m sure you can share this reaction up the chain and tell them that people ask them to take responsibility and fix their attitude towards women and treating employees with respect.

Thanks,
Deepa”