Microsoft Tries Enticing Employees In China To Resign With Free Nokia Lumia 630 Handset
The Redmond outfit is willing to dish out Lumia 630 devices to up to 300 employees per day if they apply for the volunteer resignation package. It's not known how many phones are available in all, though Microsoft said they'll be given on a first come, first serve basis.
Nokia's Lumia 630 device sells for a little under 800 yuan (~$130) on one of China's websites. That's not much, and while severance packages aren't all that unusual, what's odd about this particular scenario is that employees are being offered as severance devices that they helped build.
Word around the web is that the Lumia 630 device won't be the only part of the severance package. It's more of a bonus item for individuals willing to volunteer for the inevitable. Whether or not it works remains to be seen.