Thread regarding UnitedHealth Group Inc. layoffs

What are the risks of volunteering for layoff?

I believe that many of you, just like me, would like to volunteer for layoff. This has really become a joke of the company. It’s getting harder for me to work every day because I’ve never had less motivation, and that way the company could keep someone who really needs or wants their job.
I wonder what are the risks of volunteering for layoff? I would love to hear the advice of those who have volunteered to be let go.

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Post ID: @OP+19yr5aWD

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Go ahead and volunteer.
The co. will be better off with one less dummy on the payroll.

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Post ID: @3cbz+19yr5aWD

If you volunteer HR will consider that a voluntary term. You will be walked out of the building with nothing. You have just resigned.

Now if you wish to pursue early retirement options based on your age, that is a different story. But not volunteer to be laid off. That is very stupid.

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Post ID: @2pga+19yr5aWD

Unless you have a very special relationship with your manager who will risk their own job to help you I would avoid anything that looks like volunteering for a layoff. You may find yourself out with no severance package or other " benefits" that you would normally receive. I do believe that someone in my department volunteered herself for a layoff when she already intended to retire and her manager must have helped it along. Based on her salary and tenure, her severance must have been a small fortune. I admired her strategy but it's not for everyone.

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Post ID: @1qvj+19yr5aWD

There’s a big risk they will aggressively performance manage you out or terminate you without a severance package.

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Post ID: @ong+19yr5aWD

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