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Old 12-10-2014, 01:22 PM   #61
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:28 PM   #62
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Definitely better than your plan to quit in January! Were you able to supress the smile on your face? I'm not sure if I could have.

Once you have the check cashed and no further ties with the company, perhaps you should call your old boss and tell him that you were planning to resign in January anyway but thanks for the severance.

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Old 12-10-2014, 02:43 PM   #63
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Great Christmas gift! Enjoy your new found freedom!
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:02 PM   #64
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Too bad they had to say your performance wasn't up to par. Guess you didn't single-handedly jack up the oil prices but let them fall some more.

I'm very happy for your reaction to it all-the feeling of freedom, you were ready to call it quits and had a plan. Now you get to know you never have the stress of going back. Keep us posted how it goes for you once the dust settles.

Getting your Cobra paid for and a large severance means your performance was just fine but big Oil found a way to downsize a little bit, a little sooner.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:21 PM   #65
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Congratulations Grigori! I don't think it could have ended any better than this. Enjoy your ER!
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:53 PM   #66
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congrats! That ended up working out great!
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:19 PM   #67
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Best Christmas present ever! Congratulations!
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:16 PM   #68
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Congrats...

Kinda surprised they gave you a package when they let you go for performance reasons.... but I am sure you do not care one iota...
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:52 PM   #69
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Congratulations! I'm glad it worked out for you.
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That's fabulous; I'm happy for you.
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Stay for a possible layoff check at big Oil?
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Stay for a possible layoff check at big Oil?

Congrats. I'm in oil (consulting) with an a-hole boss and I am jealous! Boy Howdy (as we say in Texas).


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Old 12-11-2014, 06:49 AM   #72
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Congrats! I'm reading this thread for the first time this morning, and was very pleased to get to the post where you were packaged out.

Sounds like Santa came early this year.
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Just getting caught back up on this and what great news for you getting the severance package! Since you were going out anyway, having the extra severance bonus is just what you wanted. Kind of sucks they say your performance was below their expectations, but who cares now? Best Christmas present you could get.
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:34 PM   #74
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Great! It was worth the wait. It doesn't matter what they said about your performance. I still would have thanked your boss for the nice vacation, car and boat you would be getting. I'd also would have found it hard to not mention I was about to retire anyway.

I've got four more "in-office" days until I resign/retire.

Unfortunately, there won't be any chance of a package.
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I still would have thanked your boss for the nice vacation, car and boat you would be getting.

No kidding!
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