Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is offering its employees an option to quit the job and pay them up to $5,000.
A way to create a positive work culture
Although an unusual practice adopted by Bezos, the “Pay to Quit” program is a way to make sure that the company’s employees really want to work there.
The news was announced by Bezos in his letter to stockholders, with the headline “Please Don’t Take This Offer.”
The goal of the offer
“The goal is to encourage folks to take a moment and think about what they really want,” the CEO 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.”
The e-commerce giant will offer to pay its warehouse employees to quit once a year.
The program offers start at $2,000 for newer employees and increase by $1,000 every year up to a maximum of $5,000.