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Old 10-29-2014, 05:43 PM   #21
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The severance is awesome.

However escorting you out of the building shows a lack of class IMO and is counter productive if they ever want to hire former employees again. For good employees, it only makes sense if they are going to a direct competitor
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:51 PM   #22
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So today starts the journey to the next phase of life!
Enjoy!

I recall the days when my company was shutting down. 3300 employees in a total phase out over a 6 month period. Upper level managers had a limited access parking lot.
Notification came early, when the card scanner didn't lift the gate. An hour to box office belongings, and a uniformed escort to the elevator and out the door.
For many 30+ years... over in one hour.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:51 PM   #23
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The nice thing about being escorted out is that they can't possibly call you to do more stuff for them, LOL. Go ahead and celebrate!


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The FAQ they gave me says part of the agreement is that I can never be reinstated with the company in any capacity.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:55 PM   #24
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It was a total shock. All my co-workers were like what is going on??
They took me to my desk, I took the few things I had. I asked should I turn off the computer, they said no leave it. The Director and Security watched me the whole time and then walked me out.
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I think they were playing a game with me. They initially told me the package was a done deal, all the approvals were done, and it could not be undone. Then they told me no-deal, you are on your own, forget it. Almost like they wanted me to get frustrated and quit on my own so they could get a freebie on me. So when I didn't leave they probably thought damn, our goals will not be met, get rid of him.
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That's awesome! Congratulations!
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Congratulations Jim. I have always felt that escorting people off the premises was a heartless thing to do. Try not to take it personally; it is no reflection on you. The important thing is that you were able to ER with a wonderful package. Enjoy your freedom!
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:30 PM   #28
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Even executives get escorted out. It's crazy we live our lives like this.


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Old 10-29-2014, 06:31 PM   #29
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We should all be so fortunate. Congratulations and enjoy. The game is finally over and you won!
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I think they were playing a game with me. They initially told me the package was a done deal, all the approvals were done, and it could not be undone. Then they told me no-deal, you are on your own, forget it. Almost like they wanted me to get frustrated and quit on my own so they could get a freebie on me. So when I didn't leave they probably thought damn, our goals will not be met, get rid of him.
So you do have an agreement signed by a corporate officer , Correct ?
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I would be fine if they walked me out in handcuffs if they gave me a year of severance, a health stipend, and partial bonus!


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So you do have an agreement signed by a corporate officer , Correct ?
They said I would get me the agreement via FedEx which will be sent out today. Hopefully they are not playing another elaborate game. I will scream if that is the case.
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I would be fine if they walked me out in handcuffs if they gave me a year of severance, a health stipend, and partial bonus!


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I would have even let them walk me to my car, too!
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They said I would get me the agreement via FedEx which will be sent out today. Hopefully they are not playing another elaborate game. I will scream if that is the case.
Well, you will get un-employment.

I'm afraid you have simply been terminated. Time to seek qualified legal advise. Get a specialist, not "My Cousin Vinny"

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As a former security guy, it's usually corporate policy to escort people out when they've been separated from the company. It's a catch all policy intended to limit the damage disgruntled employees can create. But they have to do it to everybody or they open themselves to lawsuits. So the good get treated the same way as the potentially bad.

Having said that, I observed over the years that often the policy was ignored in regards to the people that could truly do some damage. Those of us that were root were usually allowed to stay long enough to explain to somebody what we'd been doing for the last decade or so. I saw a couple of instances where someone who's access should have been pulled immediately was able to do some malicious mischief, although I never saw anyone actually do any damage.
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They said I would get me the agreement via FedEx which will be sent out today. Hopefully they are not playing another elaborate game. I will scream if that is the case.

I have a bad feeling about this...


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I have a bad feeling about this...
"The check is in the mail."

I hope it comes to fruition!!
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Please stop, you are all making me nervous!
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I have a bad feeling about this...
Sounds normal to me. I wouldn't start worrying about it unless I didn't get it by Monday.
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As a former security guy, it's usually corporate policy to escort people out when they've been separated from the company. It's a catch all policy intended to limit the damage disgruntled employees can create. But they have to do it to everybody or they open themselves to lawsuits. So the good get treated the same way as the potentially bad.

Interesting. I've been at three different mega-corps and only seen people escorted out when they've been fired. At my first mega, I was laid off but they gave us a month or two warning and reasonable severance. No escort or reduction of privileges. At my other two megas, I left voluntarily (they would have liked me to stay) and I also had complete access to my files until I turned in my computer. In fact at my last job, I was writing work emails right up until the very end.

P.S. I love the term "separated". Definitely corporate speak
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