Amazon offers employees $5,000 to quit





  • It's not a horrible idea, help keep from staying just because it's "a job." Problem is, most of the people leaving are probably those failing and looking for a better exit package or those already looking for a new position and just getting some extra cash for it.

    Instead of paying people to leave, maybe they should use that money to pay for staff. Amazon is known for being very low paying. They called me twice a day recently trying to get me to go there but they pay like half the going rate. Um, something is wrong there.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    It's not a horrible idea, help keep from staying just because it's "a job." Problem is, most of the people leaving are probably those failing and looking for a better exit package or those already looking for a new position and just getting some extra cash for it.

    Instead of paying people to leave, maybe they should use that money to pay for staff. Amazon is known for being very low paying. They called me twice a day recently trying to get me to go there but they pay like half the going rate. Um, something is wrong there.

    So i am wondering why they need to do that? What will be the benefit of company if ever?
    Or Maybe they don't want to keep their old/senior employees so that they don't need to increase their salary?



  • They offer it to new people. The idea is to only have people working there who want to work there rather than just people who are stuck.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    They offer it to new people. The idea is to only have people working there who want to work there rather than just people who are stuck.

    Now i understand seems its a good idea. Just saying.



  • The $5000 top end seems high. That's 20% of a year's salary - it's almost a dare to get another job. But maybe there aren't very many other options in those areas in the same unskilled arena paying the same or more?



  • @Dashrender said:

    The $5000 top end seems high. That's 20% of a year's salary - it's almost a dare to get another job. But maybe there aren't very many other options in those areas in the same unskilled arena paying the same or more?

    I find it unlikely that Amazon warehouse folks are only making $25K after four or five years (the earliest that they offer that price.) $25K is roughly what you can earn at a Texas gas station as a starting price.



  • Glassdoor claims $12/hr, but Glassdoor famously shows really low numbers and doesn't have any accuracy checks. I don't trust their numbers at all.

    But even $12 at the 50 hour/week claims that everyone makes for Amazon would be $34K.

    But look at Glassdoor, the same people claiming $12/hr are also claiming $3K in cash bonuses, $1K+ in tips (warehouse tips? something is fishy with that site) and other big incentives.

    US Dept of Labor says that the median is $13.50.


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