Amazon offers employees $5,000 to quit

Amazon (NYSE:AMZN) is offering warehouse employees up to $5,000 to quit their jobs. The 2014 installation of the annual "Pay to Quit" program was announced by CEO Jeff Bezos in his letter to shareholders late Thursday. It's an effort to make sure that the company's employees really want to be there.

"The goal is to encourage folks to take a moment and think about what they really want," he 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."

Newer employees are offered $2,000 to quit. The plan is to increase that offer by $1,000 each year until the amount hits $5,000. Story