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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! If you work at Amazon and you ever decide to quit then you could be walking away with a healthy amount of cash. According to the Business Insider, Amazon offers some employees up to $5,000 to leave.

The reason behind Jeff Besos's "Pay to Quit" program is relatively simple:

"Once a year, we offer to pay our associates to quit. The first year the offer is made, it’s for $2,000. Then it goes up one thousand dollars a year until it reaches $5,000. The headline on the offer is 'Please Don’t Take This Offer.' We hope they don’t take the offer; we want them to stay. 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."

I would think this also applies to people in the bottom of the food chain such as cleaners and stuff. You think? Not sure. The offer is reportedly good only for employees in the company's "fulfillment centers"—the warehouses where all the online orders get packed and shipped [which also includes cleaners and stuff]. 

A spokesperson for Amazon says that only a small percentage of the workers take the offer.

$5000 is a fair enough of money but it isn't pay the bills and feed the family kind of money. Working with Amazon is relatively stable but why work at a job that you don't like? This is what Jeff Bezos is trying to promote. Hopefully it doesn't backfire in his face. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.