Deal or No Deal? Amazon Offers Employees $5K to Quit
If your job offered you $5,000 dollars to quit, would you take it? Employees at Amazon were offered that deal by CEO Jeff Bezos.
Why? It’s all in an effort to weed out the employees who are simply taking home a paycheck and those who are motivated to contribute to the company.
Bezos said, “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.”
On The Real Story, Gretchen Carlson and her "manel" of experts discussed the offer.
Comedian Paul Mecurio called it a bad idea. “They’re calling it ‘pay-to-quit’ which is a euphemism in my mind to you're fired, don’t sue me.”
He pointed out, “It’s just going to flow to the cost of the product and Gretchen, I don’t want to pay an extra $25 dollars to get my best of David Hasselhoff CD from Amazon.”
Hear Red Eye co-host Andy Levy and Fox Business Network’s Charles Payne debate the issue in the 'Real Story' clip above.