Following the reports of lay-offs and heavy losses, ride-hailing company Didi is rumored to be offering downsized employees large paychecks, sparking a scramble to be fired.

Tencent Tech (in Chinese) cited anonymous employees as saying the package is N+2, which equals to the amount of an employee’s annual income divided by 12 plus two monthly salaries. The actual reward was said to be “far more than three monthly salaries,” as not only basic salary but annual bonus was also included in the calculation of annual income.

Update: A Didi spokesperson told TechNode that the company rigorously follows regulations governing employment practices.

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Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen