Severance pay

Facebook fungus007
Jan 7 25 Comments

( 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?

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TOP 25 Comments
  • Kemper Maj. Payne
    Ask your “friend” if the last impression he wants to leave is that guy who’s in it only for the $?
    Jan 7 4
    • Amadeus Trick2g
      Well you are delusional if you think people aren’t in it for the money. Everyone including that managers mom is in this line of work for the benjamins.
      Jan 7
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      onMyWaymore
      That not true. Some people started in software because they actually enjoyed writing it.

      Those are the best people to work with.
      Jan 7
    • Kemper Maj. Payne
      Money 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.
      Jan 7
    • Amadeus Trick2g
      Well lack of character from whose perspective? If he can negotiate to get paid out extra $ from the company and they agree, it’s a business transaction. What does it he anything to do with character? He makes his $ and goes on with his life.
      Jan 7
  • Google JKRO64
    Rm -rf *
    Jan 7 2
    • BlackRock Lary
      Lol ... prolly wont have access in consequential environments
      Jan 7
    • New / R&D zorkan
      Amatures..
      rm -rf * _test.class
      So it looks like you were trying to clear unimportant files via ssh on your phone. Incompetence not sabotage.
      Jan 7
  • Magic Leap tixy00
    What department of fb is laying off? Oculus ?
    Jan 7 1
    • New / R&D zorkan
      lol any reason you think VR should be getting the axe, Magic Leap?
      Jan 7
  • Tell your manager that you will give him 10% of severance package if he fires you.
    Jan 7 1
    • Wayfair 1234abc123
      This is probably fraud lol
      Jan 7
  • Microsoft
    GillBates💰

    Microsoft

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    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.
    Jan 7 0
  • Amazon kuchnai
    Just ask him to consider you instead of firing someone else. Tell them that you feel like you need a break if they ask. A manager would probably be thankful if you save them the hard decision on who to fire.
    Jan 7 0
  • Microsoft / Eng dKWp30
    FB is laying people off?!
    Jan 7 1
    • Facebook WqcO54
      Yes. This happens more than most people imagine.
      Jan 14
  • Adobe eBuR25
    Are these layoffs in FB ??
    Jan 7 0
  • Walmart.com c00l$h!t
    Ask for a PIP
    Jan 7 0
  • VMware BobbleHat
    If the manager is your best friend sure. Otherwise you can just stop contributing and say you are burned out.
    Jan 7 2
    • eBay winzip32
      Perfect. Might wreck your chances about returning to fb or working with this manager again, but a severance plus a new job would be amazing.
      Jan 7
    • VMware BobbleHat
      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 $.
      Jan 7
  • I bet it’s the Portal team is laying off people
    Jan 7 0
  • Wayfair 1234abc123
    Lol what.
    Jan 7 0
  • eBay bduwil
    Is it in FB?
    Jan 7 0
  • Intel / Other
    Seatle

    Intel Other

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    Google, Amazon
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    Hardware quality and reliability professional
    Seatlemore
    What is severance package ?
    Jan 7 0

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