Susan Peppercorn of ClearRock is quoted by in an article titled  “17 Benefits (Other Than Salary) You Can Negotiate When You Take a Job”

“One perk to consider is asking for is a severance package written into your contract. This package would activate should the company be acquired or should you be laid off due to no fault of your own, and it can help you ensure that you’re prepared in case things go awry.” —Susan Peppercorn, a senior career transition consultant with the leadership development firm ClearRock

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