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Thank you for the quick response. I have a few follow-up questions at this time. By law, they have to pay me for unused vacation time, right?
They also have a rule that 401k matching is paid out on 12/31 of each year if you are employed at that time so it looks like I will not get my matching for this year. Are they allowed to do that? Can I negotiate any terms of the termination?
OK thank you. I was also wondering what my rights are about being let go for poor performance at this point. Is it the same as before? I ask because it is very difficult to stay motivated to do a good job when I know I have no future with this company and I have a lot of other things on my mind such as finding a new job, potentially going through a divorce, getting 2 kids through college, etc. The letter indicates that I have to perform adequately until my end date (11/1) and if I have to be terminated for poor performance I may not be eligible for the severance. Any idea what the chances are that they would actually let me go early if I don't perform very well? Also, what if I get sick or have a family issue or something and need a leave of absence?
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