Facing budget cuts, my employer has given me two options: accept salary and team cutbacks, which would double my workload for less pay, or take one-month severance and go. A signing bonus I received must be returned if I quit within 12 months, of which I am a few weeks shy. I want to leave, so how do I take the "fired" option while ensuring I do not have to return the signing bonus, and also negotiate a larger severance package?
Based on the information you provided, your best option is to consult with an employment attorney in your area who can assist you with negotiating a larger severance package to include not having to return the signing bonus.
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