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Facing a Personal Job Crisis?

Dayana Yochim
November 10, 2004

Company layoffs often mean good news to investors. But for those facing their last paycheck, it's anything but. In these days of waxing and waning employment figures, it's good to be prepared.

So when's the best time to negotiate a severance package? Actually, it's when you get hired. Having provisions spelled out up front in case of a layoff is a negotiation tool oft