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The Secret Danger in Your Signing Bonus and How It Can Trap You

And why Amazon and Zappos pay you to quit

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This is straight from my “what nobody tells you” archives. There’s a window to more at the end of this article.

One of the most alluring perks for a new hire is the signing bonus — a fat packet of cash you receive soon after starting your new job.




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