Employers the world over know the pain of trying to manage people who don't want to be there, but are hanging on because they need the dough.

They aren't performing poorly enough to get fired, but their hearts and heads just aren't in the game.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has equipped his managers with a tool that addresses this situation. Dubbed the "Pay to Quit" program, it offers unhappy workers a bonus to leave.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.