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

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April 12, 2014 — -- quicklist: 1

title: Amazon Offers $5,000 to Quittext:

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.

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title: Walmart Planning to Drive Down Organic Produce Prices

text: 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.

media: 23286994 quicklist: 3title: Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Has Another Milestone In Sighttext: 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.

media: 23301875quicklist:4title: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Bares Almost Everythingtext: 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.media:23263794

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