( posting on behalf of a friend)
We expect a layoff and there is a chance I’m not on the list.
Is it ok for me to ask my manager to consider me in the list, just so that I can get my severance package?
For context, I have another offer.
Any red flags I should know of?
- Kemper Maj. PayneAsk your “friend” if the last impression he wants to leave is that guy who’s in it only for the $?
- Kemper Maj. PayneMoney is a big factor. There’s a difference between earning salary and just wanting to get extra cash for no work basically and without the downside of losing your job with no backup. What op is trying to do looks to me like he’s not satisfied with his sign on bonus and just wants more $. Shows a lack of character if you ask me.
- SAP tortoisehhTell your manager that you will give him 10% of severance package if he fires you.
- Microsoft GillBates💰Go to manager and tell them that you didn't plan to leave. You only looked around when layoff rumors started and now you think you can get another job if they lay you off instead of someone who may be out of work. It gets less blood on the manager hands and make you look good.
- If the manager is your best friend sure. Otherwise you can just stop contributing and say you are burned out.
- You will not be able to undo the change btw. The list is likely determined months in advance and if you miss this one you will be on the next one, when maybe you don’t have an offer.
Also, keep in mind the politics of it, if it is known that you have another offer, the manager should not be giving you severance, that cost the company $.