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Fear of a fight, particularly a legal one, is the best motivation for a company to make a departing employee happy, says Golder. Remember to be respectful, but let the human resources manager know you plan to have a lawyer look over your agreement.

"After, come back and say, 'I'm concerned about this package. I've consulted a lawyer and I think under the circumstances,' -- say you've been working there 20 years and you're now 55 years old -- 'I should be getting three weeks of pay for each year I've put in, not two weeks,'" says Golder.


 

 

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