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Amazon Offers Cash to Employees to Quit

 
Posted April 11th, 2014 @ 12:08pm

Would you quit your job if your boss gave you a couple grand? Some companies are experimenting with this to weed out unhappy people.

Jeff Bezos from Amazon has a "Pay to Quit" program,.

"The goal is to encourage folks to take a moment and think about what they really want," he wrote in the letter. "In the long-run, an employee staying somewhere they don't want to be isn't healthy for the employee or the company." Bezos said the offer is made under the headline "Please Don't Take This Offer."

Amazon offers to pay its associates to quit once a year. At first, employees are offered $2,000 to quit. That offer is increased by $1,000 each year until the amount hits $5,000.

Bezos said the idea came from Zappos, the online footwear and clothing retailer which Amazon purchased in 2009. Zappos continues to operate as a separate unit from the main Amazon site.

Source: CNN Money

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