“Any tips on how to negotiate severance?”

Question: I was informed my job was being eliminated on August 18 and my last day at work is September 18. The reason was due to budget issues. I have not been offered severance, and I have not been able to find a new job, either.

How can I ask for severance? I need some advice or a sample letter to draft. I have nothing to lose at this point, and would love some professional advice on possibly negotiating a severance package.

Sarah, from Atlanta, GA
(All names are changed)

Answer: There is so much to say, I’ve written an entire book about it: “Fired, Downsized, or Laid Off – What Your Employer Does Not Want You to Know About How to Fight Back.” (Henry Holt Publishers, 2000) It’s the most popular book on the topic. You can purchase it (new or used) on Amazon.com.

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My Best,
Al Sklover

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