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By all means do your best at work everyday, otherwise you're just wasting everybody's valuable time including your own. However IMHO if an employee has given multiple dedicated years of service to their employer. They have every right to whatever pakage is available...
I think the issue is not the packages but rather that many employees only see value in what they can get when they are terminated. This speaks of opportunism not opportunity.
It's an intelligent position to wait for a package and get all of the money, and time, possible. Especially if you have given many good years to the company. To say only slackers are waiting for a package is an ignorant and mean-spirited comment. Why are you even here making comments like that? GET BACK TO WORK! Full disclosure, I've been out of netapp for a few years now.
For those interested, here are some rules regarding paying/avoiding WARN Act benefits.
The WARN Act is not activated when a covered employer:
- closes a temporary facility or completes a temporary project, and the employees working in the facility or temporary project were hired with the clear understanding that their employment would end with the closing of the work facility or the completion of the project; or
closes a facility or operating unit because of a strike or a worker lock-out, and the closing is not intended to evade the purposes of the WARN Act.
- If a plant closing or a mass layoff results in fewer than 50 workers losing their jobs at a single employment site;
- If 50 to 499 workers lose their jobs and that number is less than 33 percent of the employer's total, active workforce at a single employment site;
- If a layoff is for 6 months or less; or
If work hours are not reduced 50 percent in each month of any 6-month period.
Woohoo! Number 1 on Gartner, which is marketing BS, in a commodity business that is on the decline! Quite the achievement. Now if only revenue, market opportunity and growth would listen to Gartner. Damn them.
Why wait? If they're in line for a package then they're obviously not bringing any value to NetApp and not doing themselves any favors by coasting. Its a small industry. If one is a non-performer (slacker) then there's a good chance they're out of the business for good. Really dumb move to wait.
Unfortunate- many people waiting for a package to get out. Good luck