Amazon Offers Employees $5,000 To Quit, Doesn’t Really Want Them To Take The Money

Want to make sure your employees really love their job? Offer them a large sum of money to quit, if they pass up the dough you can be sure they’re loyal workers. Okay, it might not be foolproof, but that’s the plan at Amazon, anyway.

In an effort to make sure warehouse employees really want to be there, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the “Pay to Quit” program, which offers employees up to $5,000 to quit, CNNMoney reports.

“The goal is to encourage folks to take a moment and think about what they really want,” Bezos 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 makes it clear he doesn’t actually want his employees to quit. In fact, the offer comes with the headline “Please Don’t Take This Offer.”

Each year employees will be offered the deal. The first proposition employees receive is for $2,000, and the amount increases by $1,000 each subsequent year until it reaches $5,000.

The tempting offer comes at the same time the Internet retailer is adding warehouses and increasing their workforce.

Amazon offers employees $5,000 to quit [CNNMoney]

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