Amazon To Pay Warehouse Workers To Quit
April 14, 2014
Employees at Amazon’s fulfillment center who aren’t satisfied with their jobs will be offered as much as $5,000 to quit, under a program dubbed Pay to Quit that CEO Jeff Bezos announced in a letter to shareholders last week. The HR gambit, similar to programs used at Netflix, Zappos, and other companies, is meant to weed out unmotivated employees who can then be replaced with more talented and energized workers. A Gallup poll found that the 70 percent of employees considered “not engaged” in their jobs, but just marking time and counting the hours until the end of the workday, cost the U.S. economy between $450 and $550 billion annually.
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