Discussion: March 23, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter
A reader’s challenge:
My company is going to lay off some people. If I’m in the group, I’d like to ask for severance pay. How should I say it?
Okay, folks — how would you ask for money on your way out the door?
But let’s make this more interesting. It’s usually best to take care of something like this before it all hits the fan. So suppose there’s no layoff in the offing. But you want to protect yourself in case it happens. Do you have any leverage to get a severance agreement in place now for later? What do you tell your company to make it happen? How do you say it?