Originally Posted by HFWR
"Pack yer **** and leave" isn't very subtle...
"But here's a nice parting gift."
Similar, except it was:
I'm FI due to maga-corp stock options (they were very good to me in that respect).
Really enjoyed my job, one day VP asks/tells "we need you to start new group to deal with legislation (S-Ox), you can have the moon. Three years of something I disliked, no thanks since no problems, and now no respect (CEO/CFo's attitude was "still not in jail, couldn't have anything to do with compliance group"). No longer liked working.
HR/VP had this thing about everyone making a 'personal plan' for the year, what you'll do and what company resources are needed(training etc), due Jan 1. I, as usual, didn't bother. Early in the year VP drops in and asks if I'm going to do one. I told him that my personal plan ended before the 1st quarter.
Filled out ER paperwork
quit, was asked to stay until year end, gave them 90 days. It was too long, but got another years options out of it. Those are now worth about 1 years pay.
So. They forced me out with BS, paid me off in options and I decided the timing. FWIW, I voted 'my idea'.