Unless the company pays you to leave.
Some companies are making it easier to part ways, paying unhappy workers to bow out gracefully.
At online retailer Zappos, new hires are offered a month’s salary to leave within three months of starting their position. Amazon offers some workers up to $5,000 once a year to leave.
Why would a company pay somebody to quit? Because it can be in the employer’s best interest, too.
“We want you here because you believe in the vision and the goals of the company and can make a difference,” said Megan Petrini, the director of Zappos’ new hire program.
“We often have parades,” she said. “If a parade comes down and you are on the phone and you can’t hear … and if that ruins your day, you aren’t going to be happy here.”
Zappo’s policy is officially called the Graceful Leave Policy, but is more commonly referred to as “The Offer.” It’s extended about halfway through the company’s four week training program. It’s good for three…