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How can I negotiate a contract and severance package with an existing employer if I have none now.

Grand Rapids, MI |

Received a job offer and want to stay at current job. Would like to use the offer as leverage to negotiate working out of the home. Am worried that once I am home, employer might begin looking for a replacement for me. Is there a good way to negotiate a contract and severance package to protect myself from being replaced immediately?

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If you want to stay at your current job, I would tread lightly. You are probably an at will employee, meaning you can be terminated for any reason so long as it is not one of a few illegal ones. Your current employer may take a "negotiating from strength" postion poorly and fire you. My answer would be that the best way to "negotiate" is politely and honestly. Good luck.

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