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My company doesn't offer "packages", at least not to low-level people like me. Maybe executive staff? Dunno.

If there were a lay-off, the only benefit would be that once conditions improved, if I was otherwise in good-standing, they would offer to bring me back. But business is doing well, and no lay-off is in sight. And I would be unlikely to use COBRA (is that even an option if you're fired?).**

As for pride, I don't really care. If I am never seeing these people again, then it doesn't matter to me. If I were to get myself fired, I'd just stop responding to requests. Refuse to come in, don't do anything. It wouldn't take long, I suspect. I'm not close to anyone at work, so it wouldn't matter what they think of me when I'm gone.

Just a thought experiment. I hadn't even considered it until someone mentioned it was better to get fired than to retire.

1poorguy



**I've survived a bunch of lay-offs. Probably 4 or 5. One of those was only for "PIPs" (people in trouble with HR anyway). One time my manager called a last-minute meeting, and when it started he said "if you're in this room, you're safe...we just had a lay-off".
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