Thread regarding Verizon Communications Inc. layoffs

What happens to severance when you’re allocated abroad?

I have been offered to transfer abroad to train a certain team to basically do my job. I’m aware that this is a situation where I’m training my replacement, and I don't want to get into that. However, I want to ask will I be eligible for severance that is guaranteed in the US, or will my severance have to be in compliance with the local law of the place that I’m going to, which is probably much lower, or doesn’t exist at all?

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Post ID: @102sw6hu

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@102sw6hu-1kym regarding the 30 days: Unless you are rebadged. Rebadged employees were not given the option of applying for internal positions.

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Post ID: @102sw6hu-1fxs

If its a work assignment as a expat, you are treated like you're working from the state you lived in before the assignment. expat's are not laid off in foreign countries, they are brought back to the states and given 30 days to find a new position.

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Post ID: @102sw6hu-1kym

I don't think it will be reduced to the level of your temporary work place. The proof would be in whether or not they reduce your salary to that level while you are there. I don't think it's treated the same as the strike duty thing.

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Post ID: @102sw6hu-1iyl

Why would you want to train people who are going to relieve you of your job? Stay in the US and start submitting resumes and score interviews. Why make it easy for them to replace you? I know you don't want to get into that but it seems they got you to do what they want before tossing you out. Keep in mind it's harder to go on interviews if you are out of the country. So not only are you doing what they want, but you are making it hard on yourself to get your next job.

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Post ID: @102sw6hu-pom

You should discuss this with your HR and Manager. If you don't want to do that its best not to go abroad. Is the abroad move temporary or permanent at this point?

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Post ID: @102sw6hu-lzy

This may not apply but what I know is "rebadged" employees working for Verizon abroad (UK, Peru, India) did not get enhanced severance if they turned down the Infosys job offer. Only Verizon employees in the US were given that option (ESP). For that reason, I think if you accept a job transfer abroad, you will not receive severance should VZ RIF you in the future.

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Post ID: @102sw6hu-hkk

Don't even get on the plane. I know that you mentioned you don't even want to get into it, so I'll keep it short and sweet. If you go overseas to train your replacement, you're allowing Verizon to make you a part of the problem.

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Post ID: @102sw6hu-otx

Severance was only offered if you accepted but denied. If you were laid off before June 28th then you would receive the VSP package offered. If you are laid off now then you will receive what is currently in place by HR. Sorry.

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Post ID: @102sw6hu-omi

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