@cuk, have you ever played C-aps at a c-sino? You’re the ‘Shooter’ you’ve got your chips on the line, inside numbers are covered and you’ve held the dice a good while and kept your money on the table, but you stayed too long and eventually you ‘seven out.’ You lose!
AT&T is this analogy, if you’re hanging on for the six month severance and/or the unemployment check on the other side, so many things can go wrong....you may not get that severance because you may be outsourced to another company (now it’s too late to say no, "I refuse") T can release you with refusing the new job assignment now Severance is off the table and unemployment may not touch you for the same reason!
The Severance, the next time, may be reduced to 3 months, or less, we don’t know what’s rattling around in thé leaderships mind, other than we are an expense on the ledger.
To you, and to anyone guessing on managements next move in 2020, I simply say "don’t leave too many chips on the table" or you may "seven out." Make a knowledgeable decision that includes common sense, not gambling.
Remember the adage, "half a loaf is better than none." Oh, and for the record, I’m taking the half loaf!