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Riot Games Paying Employees 10% of Salary if They Agree to Quit the Job
Yes, that is really happening. Riot Games the infamous developing studio behind the most popular MOBA game in the world, League of Legends, is actually offering its employees a 10 percent payment of their annual salary if they agree to stop working for them.
The initiative is called Queue Dodge and it really isn’t as ludicrous as it sounds.
What they are trying to do is rooting out those people who have been hanging on to their job at the studio simply for the sake of the money. By introducing this offer, they will ensure that only those employees are left in the company that are dedicated to the work and are aligned with their culture:
“From the beginning we’ve focused on culture. We operate on a foundation of shared mission, values, passion, trust, and mutual respect. If someone gags on the unique flavour of our culture, they’d be doing themselves and the company a disservice to hang on just for the paycheck. We’ve designed Queue Dodge to help self-identified mismatches move on in an open, positive, and constructive way.”
Riot Games has accepted that although they have a rigorous interview process in place, it is not really adequate to churn out the best. They say that they are done with mismatches and this sounds like a good plan for that.
As of now, the top cap of payouts has been set at $25,000.
Do you think Queue Dodge is a good plan for Riot Games’ culture’s revival.