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Yippee! Amazon Offers Employees $5K — To Quit

From the Daily Caller:

Amazon to offer employees $5,000 to quit

Katie Callahan | 04/10/2014

In Jeff Bezos’ longest letter to shareholders, the Amazon CEO introduced a new program called “Pay to Quit,” a $5,000 offer for employees to quit their job at Amazon.

Lest we forget, Amazon is Obama’s model employer. Even though they pay on average less than $10 an hour, which is not a ‘living wage,’ according to Obama and the Democrats.

Borrowing the “Pay to Quit” idea from Zappos, Bezos said the program will push employees to seriously evaluate whether they are where they want to be.

It sounds to us like they are borrowing from Obama-Care, which is scheduled to liberate 2.5 million workers from ‘job lock.’

By the way, when the Bezos-owned Washington Post does something like this, it’s called a ‘buyout’ and the unions are not any too thrilled about it. But, luckily, Amazon isn’t unionized.

“We hope they don’t take the offer; we want them to stay,” said Bezos in the letter to shareholders. “Why do we make this offer? The goal is to encourage folks to take a moment and think about what they really want. In the long-run, an employee staying somewhere they don’t want to be isn’t healthy for the employee or the company.”

You see? Amazon just want to make sure everyone is happy. And if someone isn’t happy with their job, they want them to get the hell out.

Here’s how it works: employees are given the option to quit once a year. If they want to quit, they get an offer of $2,000, which increases by $1,000 each year until it reaches $5,000…

Bezos praised the company’s “patient, pioneering, customer-obsessed culture.”

“This decentralized distribution of invention throughout the company — not limited to the company’s senior leaders — is the only way to get robust, high-throughput innovation. What we’re doing is challenging and fun — we get to work in the future,” he wrote in the letter…

Yep, nothing could be more fun than working in a warehouse for less than $10 an hour.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, April 11th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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