I wish I had this deal when I was an hourly worker


Why is Amazon paying workers up to $5K to quit?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Amazon.com hopes the workers in its scores of fulfillment centers across the USA are happy in their jobs. But if they’re not and would rather be doing something else, Amazon has a deal: The company will pay them a bonus — up to $5,000 — to leave. In a program that Amazon aptly calls Pay to Quit, those who aren’t committed to their jobs are urged to leave on their own and can get $2,000 in severance pay in the first year of employment with the bonus topping out at $5,000 in the fourth year. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos explained the program in his 2013 letter to shareholders, released this week. “Pay to Quit is pretty simple,” he said. “Once a year, we offer to pay our associates to quit. The first year the offer is made, it’s for $2,000. Then it goes up $1,000 a year until it reaches $5,000.”



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6 Wedding Day Fails!

Originally posted on The Knot Blog:

You can attempt to plan the details of your wedding down to a near science but honestly, sometimes things don’t go according to plan.  We’ve rounded up some of the funniest wedding fails we could find.

Fail #1: Someone could step on your veil

But if this happens to you, hopefully your groom is as concerned as the one above.

Fail #2: Someone could get bored during your vows

But, you can return the favor and yawn when she gets married!

Fail #3: Someone (or something) could get into the cake ahead of time

Usually it’s the flower girl or ring bearer that gets into the cake ahead of time.  Who could have planned against a squirrel?

Fail #4: Someone could unintentionally photobomb one of your photos

Hopefully, this man is just sleeping.

Fail #5: The flower…

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