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Severance pay?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Axtman, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Axtman

    Axtman Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Seattle, Washington
    Has anyone here negotiated severance pay or taken their previous employer to court?
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I was offered X amount by my last employer, I asked for Z. We agreed on Y.

  3. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Good luck with that.
  4. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I negotiated a GREAT severance package from my former employer, good enough to help me start my own business. It really helped that I had photos of him & a stripper doing naughty things that his wife would not have liked.
  5. LOL -- I do not know of anyone who has negotiated a sev package. I got one in 2007, and I was glad to get anything.
  6. vbsurfer3001


    Jul 25, 2005
    Depends greatly on your job position, if you can influence clients/customers or directed a large number of staff that you could poach to another firm, yes, you can negotiate a package.
  7. Check you local/state labour laws for what the bare minimum payout required is, then start haggling!
    ALso, here in Canada/Ontario anyway, if you can find another fromer employee from the company, who has been given a package, try and find out what the company gave them. Should it go to court, you can easily say that the company has shown a willingness to pay out X amount and that you are also entitled to the same treatment.

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