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Many companies offer outplacement services to help with things such as managing your finances. If you feel well versed in the subject, ask about taking the cash value instead, advises Golder. It's liable to be in the thousands.

Ask for other noncash benefits, like continuing your corporate gym membership. "Anything that will cost little or nothing to them but that's valuable to you is something worth trying to keep," says Golder.

"No two situations are the same," says Zawlocki. "But make sure whatever your company agrees to give is put in writing."


 

 

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