Feared That You Will Be Layed Off? Here Are 3 Things You Need to Consider Now Before Losing Your Job
Presently, we are in a tough state of economy. You work for a company that has been going through a lot of changes and turmoil. You are already hearing words around about lay-offs, and you worry about what will be next. If you’ve been a great employee and the lay-off is not because of anything you’ve done, be sure you ask these three questions as you are being handed your cherished paycheck.
1. Can you take severance salary?
You are not automatically guaranteed this, unless it was conditioned in your work contract when you were on the job. Typically, one workweek of severance is given for from each one year of serving to the company, but this can be negotiable. And, especially if you’ve recently finished an important project, been honored or achieved a major goal, be sure to cue them. It may buy you another week of severance pay they weren’t projecting on giving.
2. Do you still have been remaining vacation leaves?
In most companies, they allow unused leave balances to be exchanged to cash. Better get it now if you are working in the company who permits it because it will be tougher later. Some parties reserve you to roll over your unused time from one year to the next, while others have a use it or disregard it policy. You can see your employee book if you are not certain about this.
3. Can you get letters of reference and recommendations?
You can ask your chief, co-workers and big customers for a letter of testimonials. You will be requiring those letters of recommendations for you to get a position better. Best do it sooner because it will be tougher get it later your employment with them has been discounted.
These are just some components to consider. The essential thing is to do it at once because we don’t know; maybe this is the last encounter your own.
What if doesn’t work? You’ll never know, unless you try, and the worst they can do is say no. If the moment breaks, maybe you won’t have another opportunity to ask these questions again.
I wish you best of luck.