Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Severance Plan...Severance Package

Give some thought to the terms severance plan and severance package. Who's plan? What package? It sure isn't the plan of the employee who just got fired. It's the plan the corporation has for buying off a fired employee's promise not to sue. The term severance package just goes to show that a corporation is trying to deal with their firing an employee with a neat and clean strategy, again to buy off the employee. If you think a corporation is doing it out of some sense of loyalty, you're either super crazy or super naive. Get with it folks, severance has nothing to do with taking care of an employee and everything to do with managing their reaction to getting fired.

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