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Hello, thank you for the question.
So, you worked there for how long? What was your role and your salary? Is it a unionized workplace?
And they've offered 10 weeks of severance pay? Does that include access to your benefits plan over that period.
Good day, I have worked with PCC from February 2011 to Thursday, Nov. 7 2013.
Hey offered me 10 weeks with benefits for that time period as well.
No it is a non-profit organization no unions involved
Generally speaking, that's a lot more than the statutory minimum, so it's not the worst ever. And there's little point in taking this to court for more since you might not get any more at all. I never recommend court unless it's likely to succeed.
What are the job prospects like for you?
I need to know if I send the email I prepared (I sent to you), to our HR manager, could I loose the whole package that has been presented to me. Will they see this email as a threat to legal action if they don't give me more money?
You could. And you're entitled to take legal action if you wish, they know that. They aren't taking this personally, they want it over with.
What are your job prospects?
Your not really answering my question, I know I can take legal action, but I am asking if I should send the email I prepared or will it back fire on my. Should I just move on and sign the package I have. Or go ahead and ask for more based on my reasons in my email. I don't want to take legal action, I just want to have more money from them because of the past issues with the company.
I have no job prospects, this just happened on Thursday. Not sure why you are asking this?
Whether you're entitled to more money also includes your job prospects.
Are there similar jobs available? Are you skills in demand? How soon could you get another job?
I see, none at all at the moment. I haven't even started my search. Yes I am sure I could get another job, I am an executive assistant, admin skills are always in demand, but that said it's not easy to just get another job.
It will take more time than the package time - I am pretty sure of that.
The holiday season is not really a good hiring time for companies.
You want me to tell you whether you should take the offer. I can't tell you that. I can tell you that you don't have a lot of bargaining power here, they are already offering more than they have to. Rather than get more money, maybe you should be getting a good letter of reference and their commitment that your severance will continue even if you find other work before it ends.
They are providing a reference letter and the severance is for the full time period, even if I get another job, the benefits will be the only item to stop should I find other employment with in the package time.
No I was asking more for advice on whether I should send this email I prepared or not.
Then this is looking like a decent deal. You're entitled to try to get more, and there's no harm in asking, until you reach the point where they don't want to deal with you anymore. I have nothing against the email, but I don't know these people. You do. How are they likely to react? It's not a threat to say that you are going to see your lawyer, of course.
That's true. Thanks for your assistance.