Social Climber: Amazon Offers Employees $5,000 to Quit

Amazon Offers $5,000 to Quit
PHOTO: Employees arrive at Amazons San Bernardino Fulfillment Center on Oct. 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, Calif.
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Who said it doesn't pay to be a quitter?

Retail behemoth Amazon is offering warehouse employees $5,000 if they quit their jobs. In a letter to shareholders Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explained his decision.

"The goal is to encourage folks to take a moment and think about what they really want," Bezos wrote in the letter. "In the long-run, an employee staying somewhere they don't want to be isn't healthy for the employee or the company."

Just a warning to new Amazon employees, the full $5,000 only goes to employees who have worked there for four or more years. Newbies will be offered only $2,000.

Walmart Planning to Drive Down Organic Produce Prices
PHOTO: A Walmart store is pictured in Rosemead, Calif. on Jan. 29, 2014.
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Watch Out Whole Foods

Walmart has unveiled plans to jump into seedbeds with Wild Oats, announcing a partnership that would bring cheaper organic goods to shoppers at the country's largest retailer and grocery seller.

The new line consists of nearly 100 items that would be 25 percent cheaper than Walmart's existing organic produce and will be introduced to shelves this month.

The move could portend major changes to the everyday U.S. diet on a much larger scale.

Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Has Another Milestone In Sight
PHOTO: The X-37B spacecraft is shown in this undated file image provided by the U.S. Air Force.
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The Air Force's X-37B, an unmanned reusable spacecraft on a mysterious mission, spent a record-breaking 470 days in orbit last month, and now another milestone is in sight.

The space plane will hit the 500-days-in-orbit mark on April 25, according to the Daily Beast.

Officials have remained hush-hush about the aircraft since it was first launched in 2010 and have said its missions are classified.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Bares Almost Everything
PHOTO: Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses on the May 2014 cover of Rolling Stone.
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Funny gal Julia Louis-Dreyfus is grinning in her new cover for Rolling Stone, but readers' eyes might be drawn elsewhere.

Louis-Dreyfus posed naked for the cover, with a Photoshopped tattoo of the U.S. Constitution stamped on her back.

"In my defense, 'I was in a drunken stupor,'" the "Veep" actress wrote on Twitter.

Maybe that stupor explains the John Hancock signature very low on her back. Hancock's bold signature famously graced the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

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