Now, California-based Riot Games has upped the ante with its program called ‘Queue Dodge’. Any new hire in North America is given 60 days to opt out, and those who do will be paid a bonus of 10% of their annual salary, up to $25,000.
A company spokesperson acknowledged that they were inspired by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh.
“Rather than allow mismatches to fester, we want to resolve them quickly,” the spokesperson blogged. “If someone gags on the unique flavor of our culture, they’d be doing themselves and the company a disservice to hang on just for the paycheck.”
Last year, Riot Games placed fourth on Business Insider’s list of the top 25 technology companies to work for. Its Santa Monica headquarters boast of flexible hours, free food and massages, daily gaming time, and recreational company outings like trips to Las Vegas, cruises to Mexico, and movie screenings.
Zappos has made waves for more than six years over its policy called ‘The Offer’, which offers new employees $4,000 to leave the company after just four weeks’ training and a week on the job. After buying the online retailer, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos followed suit at his company, offering $2,000 every year, and raising the offer annually until it reaches $5,000.