Copperlaw : Hi ere
Copperlaw : Hi there
Copperlaw : I'm happy to help you out with this
Copperlaw : If they are asking you how much you want, this is a good thing for you as it gives you some bargaining room
Copperlaw : So if they wish to terminate your position, they have to give you the appropriate severance
Copperlaw : There are legislated minimums for severance pay, however the minimums are typically deemed inappropriate and insufficient
Copperlaw : More commonly, the fair amount is 2 weeks per year of service, and this amount is also affected by the nature of the position (more if in management), age and likelihood of securing further employment , skill sets and specialized training etc.
Copperlaw : You can also negotiate around continued benefit plans etc
Copperlaw : So given that you are 62, this is a big factor in your ability to find alternative employment and accordingly, you should be receiving kore than 2 weeks per year of service
Copperlaw : Sorry, "more" than 2 weeks per year
Copperlaw : You know your relationship with the employer better and how negotiations might proceed
Copperlaw : Can you tell me what you were considering?
I am a "Maintenance Manager" for a retirement home. My employer approached me this morning and asked me how much I would want. I would like your opinion and what you would think would be fair. I asked him--and he said he had no idea--but i know he's been in this position before.
Copperlaw : Well, there's no harm in starting high. I think if you eventually ended up with 33 weeks of pay you'd have difficulty fighting for more, however you could ask for a years pay and continued benefits
Thanx for your help.. Will i have a record of this conversation for my files?
Copperlaw : Yes, you will. Once you provide a rating, the question will convert to a different format where you can cut and paste the conversation.
Copperlaw : It will also remain in your "my questions" area for future reference or follow up
Copperlaw : I'm always happy to help out at anytime