Since negotiating my own severance in 2012, I’ve consulted with several dozen individuals about how to best negotiate a severance. Although I’ve taken a hiatus on 1X1 consulting since the birth of our son, I can’t help but think of my favorite consultation this Memorial Day weekend: my wife’s.
One of the most common questions I get from people who haven’t bought my severance negotiation book is: why would a company ever give a high performing employee a severance?
Hopefully with my wife’s severance negotiation example, I can convince some of you it’s possible. I’ve already published a guest post from a client who shared his successful severance negotiation strategy. He had been with his firm for over a decade and was also a high performer.