Best way to be painlessly put on a PiP/Pivot

Jul 26, 2019 16 Comments

If you want to leave and get severance


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  • Microsoft hryofe
    Without even going into the motivation of why you would want to do such a thing:

    I’ve rarely seen poor performers receive severance. I know it’s the wet dream of so many people here on blind, but nope, not really a thing. Usually it’s a long drawn out painful documentation filled ordeal that is no fun for anyone involved. And if one party (the employee) is non cooperative it becomes a heck of a lot easier to get fired (no, not with severance).

    But hey, good luck, let us know if it works out.
    Jul 26, 2019 2
    • Facebook 11040206
      Happens daily at Amazon. That’s what the entire program was built for.
      Jul 26, 2019
    • Microsoft ufhudv
      Seen it happen within 3 months of someone getting a bad review and a re-org. They got a good severance and a new job fairly quickly. It’s a lot faster to get laid off at Microsoft now.
      Jul 26, 2019
  • New


    Sounds like you are ready to burn the bridges at AMZN. Why paint yourself in a bad picture, just for a few thousand $?!!! It is a small world, you will come across the same set of people, in your career, that you (think) are out-smarting. Just be honest, and move on, if your intention is to move on, and take on another adventure in life.
    It is funny that a person from AMZN is even thinking about something like this. Did you really pass the LP round in your interview there? If you did, then the whole LP crap that candidates go through during interview is all a hogwash?!!!
    Jul 26, 2019 2
    • Uber / Eng itsdara
      Will you do it to save someone else in the team from PIP? Especially if you can get $20k+ from it? If you've been there for 3y+ it could be $50k+
      Jul 26, 2019
    • Oracle SfsM37
      I watched baseball, in order to win it appears you need to be able to:
      1) catch the ball
      2) hit the ball with the bat
      3) run fast

      So all you have to do is remember 3 things and win any baseball game. Leadership principles rock
      Jul 30, 2019
  • Uber / Eng itsdara
    If your team hasn't PIP anyone yet in a year then just ask for it. Give bad Connection feedback first and hint that you're the trouble maker
    Jul 26, 2019 2
    • Amazon / Eng batou
      pro tip👍 how many times you asked to be piped?
      Jul 26, 2019
    • New / Finance msWc85
      Lmao. Yeah give poor ratings and be open about it.
      Jul 30, 2019
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  • Pitney Bowes kiki88
    Severance is a way companies can dismiss employees without cause and avoid frivolous lawsuits. A few thousand dollars is cheaper than dealing with angry employees looking for money.

    But if you are let go for documented poor performance or other bad behavior, then you can kiss severance goodbye. They can easily show they let you go not because you are black, gay, or handicapped, but because you missed all your work deadlines.
    Jul 26, 2019 1
    • Riot Games jadukn
      What if there are no deadlines? Just that someone "feels" that you are not performing well. At will employment means you can get fired for literally anything.
      Jul 26, 2019
  • Microsoft hryofe
    Well yeah if you rob a bank it could be $50m+ /s
    What a shitty justification, it’s not adding anything new to the op.
    Jul 26, 2019 1
    • Uber / Eng itsdara
      If you don't get PIP someone else in the team will
      Jul 26, 2019
  • Amazon eycojsn
    2 months away
    Jul 30, 2019 0
  • Twitch eHBi52
    How close are you to next vest?
    Jul 30, 2019 0


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