Tuesday December 27, 2016

Facing Layoff, IT Employee Makes Bold Counteroffer

Calling this guy's counteroffer "bold" is a bit of an understatement. Obviously the company declined the counteroffer but, if you are going to lose your job anyway, you might as well go out on your own terms. wink

Culver's letter began by asking for a base pay of $500,000 annually. "This is calculated based upon a figure of $100,000 (the rough, annual pay estimate for my position) times 5 (the number of years for which I would estimate that it would take to create a similar job in the U.S., once you outsource this position to a more 'cost-effective' country of your choosing)," Culver wrote. Culver also asked for "a one-time, $100,000 donation to a charity of your choice, as long as they participate in providing services to the unemployed American workers." The counteroffer also included a provision asking for "a personal, signed apology letter from both the CEO of Capgemini, as well as the CEO of Carnival Corporation, to each of the families who have been affected by this decision."