After 19 mo., my employer told me they were modifying my VP position: they basically offered me the opportunity to stay, but in a director’s role instead of that of a VP. They choices I had were: accept the new position with the lower title, or stay on for six months to help them through a challenging transition and be eligible for 9mo severance, or leave with 30days notice and get vaca pay only. I chose to stay the six months. They did try to sweeten the deal for me to stay on two occasions, but I did not change my mind. My estimate for reemployment did not anticipate the turn in the economy…been out for 12mo. The fact that they laid off my replacement after 4 months removes any second guessing though.
In any event, would you recommend mention of the buyout as influencing my decision? Some may wonder why I would have chosen to leave unless the situation was absolutely untenable (which I could be perceived as having some role in). I would be interested to hear thoughts from this illustrious and thoughtful group.