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what’s online: shoe seller’s secret of success

zappos is so obsessed with getting the right people to work for them, that they offer new hires a thousand dollars to quit after training. yes, they pay people to quit.

The theory, according to Mr. Taylor, is that the people who take the money “obviously don’t have the sense of commitment” Zappos requires from its employees. The company says about 10 percent of its trainees take the offer.

nytimes.com: what’s online, by dan mitchell

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