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Amazon Giving Employees $5,000 To Quit?

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Amazon is offering its warehouse employees up to $5,000 to quit their jobs, even as the company is in the process of adding workers and locations. (PHOTO: MGN) Amazon is offering its warehouse employees up to $5,000 to quit their jobs, even as the company is in the process of adding workers and locations. (PHOTO: MGN)
KHQ.com - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the "Pay to Quit" program to the company's shareholders on Thursday. 

Bezos said the new programs offers Amazon's employees up to $5,000 to quit their jobs, with the goal being to make sure their employees really want to be there. 

"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," Bezos said. 

The offer will be sent out to employees once a year under the headline, "Please Don't Take This Offer." 

The company rolled out the plan to its warehouse employees back in January, with newer employees being offered $2,000 to quit, and the offer is increased for every year of service until the amount hits $5,000. 

Fewer than 10% of the employees who got the offer took it and left the company. 

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