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Esteban Steven Escobar Letter to Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos

Courtesy of Amazon.com

May 2, 2019           Sent To office via U.S. Mail & Email to:

Jeff Bezos, CEO, President
Amazon HQ
410 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109-5210

RE: Amazon Flex issues in Southern CA stations

Dear Mr. Bezos,

First, I want to congratulate you on your recent divorce with Mackenzie who gave you her other 25% of her shares without creating a legal expense fight. Now you control 75% of Amazon shares and which is equal to 12% stakes of the company and more power to you Sir.

Also congratulations for owning The Washington Post. Once again congratulations to be another Steve Jobs genius with so many ventures and becoming one of the billionaires of the world.

However my reason to contact you is because I have been a partner with your company as an individual and company. Yes I have two dba partnership with your company you can visit them at www.diversitynewsmagazine.org and diversitypbandmediasgroup.com

Unfortunately Google changed the rules so money been very slow. You can’t even survive with the pennies they pay you for displaying ads. You as publisher of the Washington Post must know it since print is almost dead and online is having too much competition and revenue has increased. The cost of living keeps increasing every year and salaries are not.

Credit to: Amazon Flex

So, I jointed your Amazon Flex program on May 2018 and sometimes is great but no benefits and lots of gas expenses and car tear and wear. Not sure if you know how your stations were set up but I will give you a brief summary. In the Los Angeles County, you have East Los Angeles (DLA3) – Commerce area, Rosemead (DPS1) – El Monte area, Hawthorne – LAX area, Chino, Canoga Park – San Fernando Valley area, Irvine – Orange County area. As you may see what motivates a person to sign up for Amazon Flex is the area they are supposed to be serving. I sign up with Amazon Flex when I was living in Cudahy, CA. At the time I got Palm Springs which is very far. However later I found out of Canoga Park. I went and I did two blocks the same day.
Later I found there was one in East Los Angeles – Commerce area. I contacted support and they did the change and say that the program was open to regions and don’t need to swift because it

will show up on the app. My Amazon Flex app is set to Greater Los Angeles region. So I started to do East LA, Rosemead, Irvine and Chino stations.
Here is the issue that needs to be fixed at your stations. Last year I started to get routes from Rosemead to Orange County. I did some but because I do have a life and live in the San Gabriel Valley area I expect to work in the area not been sent over 30 miles to Orange County where I have no business to do. So I have declined couple blocks. Because your staff at the station are unprofessional and uncooperative I been trying other stations like East LA. Well they are doing the same thing sending a person away from the area. Not sure if you know what is considered East LA area? Or San Gabriel Valley area?
Please visit Wikipedia to learn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Gabriel_Valley

However I will cut and paste some of the source information here: The San Gabriel Valley is in Los Angeles County. The incorporated cities and unincorporated neighborhoods of the San Gabriel Valley include: Altadena, Alhambra, Arcadia, Avocado Heights, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bassett, Bradbury, Charter Oak, Citrus, City of Industry, Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Duarte, East Pasadena, El Monte, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Hillgrove, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Los Angeles (El Sereno).

Here is another source by Wikipedia: City of Los Angeles neighborhoods of the San Fernando Valley: Arleta, Cahuenga Pass, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Granada Hills, La Tuna Canyon
Lake Balboa, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, NoHo Arts District, North Hills, North
Hollywood, Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Shadow Hills+,
Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga, Sylmar, Tarzana, Toluca Lake
Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, Warner Center, West Hills, Winnetka, Woodland Hills.

Dear Mr. Bezos, I can go on and on but you know which the current gas prices and because we have a life and your organization management decided to hire Vans to provide over $300K, they get uniforms, cellphone and lots of business while we don’t. (Please click on link https://logistics.amazon.com/marketing/opportunity).

I honestly I been telling your staff to give those jobs to your business partners not us the
individual partners that we have a life in the neighborhood we live in. Today the East LA station was sending me to Long Beach. Give me a break I don’t know the area well, neither I have any business to do there. Do you know that sone cities has been issuing us parking tickets? We have to deal with it. In the past Rosemead has sent us to La Habra, Fullerton those areas are Orange County which belongs to Irvine station. Rosemead has sent us to North Hollywood, Compton!
North Hollywood belongs to Canoga Park and Compton belowns to Hawthorne stations. Your
management needs training in geography. By the way they can save your company lots of $$$$$
if they stop doing that because that make us go over the block time and your company needs to
pay extra money

FYI, recently the Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles ruled in favor of independent
contractors that a company like you can not set quotas or force an independent contractor to do something that they don’t wish because that will make us your employees. I don’t mind to become an Amazon employee so if that what you want let your management to do so.

Here is Los Angeles Times article on the recent court ruling
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-independent-contract-20180430-story.html Also
read California court rules gig worker initiative unconstitutional

Breaking News: Some of your current employees are trying to file a class action lawsuit against Amazon and they are reaching to us as well the independent Amazon flex to join. I haven’t taken an action but perhaps I should?

Come on, let’s be human here and not to abuse each other resources and use the current
resources you have.

Anyway, I hope to heard from you soon and I hope some action to be taken immediately across North, South, East and West of CA.

If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 213-321- 9408 cellular or via U.S. mail to the above addresses, fax any correspondence to: 818-231-7370, Also via emails to: diversity@hotmail.com, escobarestebana@gmail.com or eae@att.net

Sincerely,

Esteban A. Escobar

Amazon CEO Jeff And MacKenzie Bezos Divorce What’s The Future Of Amazons and Amazonians?

Courtesy of Amazon.com

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Amazon Founder, CEO and President Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos announced they’re divorcing. The reason why the divorce is because Jeff Bezos have been having an affair with actress and former news anchor Laura Sanchez Lopez.

As you may know he is a billionaire worth 136.9 billion USD. Also Jeff owns The Washington Post.

Will MacKenzie get over 68 billion? They have 4 children.

What will happen to the internet company Amazon and to their current Amazon associates employees and business partners especially the logistics business partners and Amazon Flex partner drivers? Will they sale Amazon to another billionaire? Will Alexa, and IMDb sold too? And their affiliates? What’s the future of the company ventures? As well operations!

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 20: CEO of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos and family attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “Star Trek Beyond” at Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 20, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)

Amazon Flex needs hard dedicated workers at the warehouse stations because the operation managers have given the job in the logistics area to the delivery business partners who are getting lots of complaints from customers and its working force about delivery and working conditions. Amazon Flex is giving the blocks or packages to the individual flex drivers which is the left over from the business delivery partners that they don’t want to do or did not finished. So Amazon is scheduling late blocks during dark nights, raining days or hot weather conditions, weekends and holidays with no surge or extra compensation for the individual flex drivers.

Credit to: Amazon Flex

Also Amazon Flex were supposed to do “Blocks” not driving miles around different cities. Not sure what makes the delivery business partners so special because they getting lots of perks or benefits that the individual partners don’t get! They both do the same of work!

Amazon Flex has refused and is refusing to pay extra if an individual delivery partner goes over their block which is not a block is driving miles around town. Individual Amazon flex don’t get any perks or benefits even though their cars are wearing down and the high cost of gasoline.

So future Amazon competitor If you want to be successful take care of your working force. Don’t discriminate or treat others better because you may not survive in a competitive working world.