Paying Them to Quit: Bizarre or Brilliant?

shutterstock_21269479(1)In the bizarre career trend alert category comes companies that actually pay their employees to quit. Before you think there’s no way that makes sense, keep reading.

The gist is this: Many times, it becomes apparent that a job is not the right fit for someone, and as a result, their heart is just not in it. Companies don’t want to keep people who feel discouraged on the payroll because it slows down overall productivity, and can end up doing a number on staff morale. By offering disengaged employees an out – a big fat paycheck upon quitting to help them as they transition to something else – the idea is that people won’t overstay their welcome.Continue Reading

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