It sounds so simple: "I'm stopping work." Whether you do it voluntarily, because of a health condition, or because you're fired -- there are the steps to take before you go to help maximize the situation for your benefit. It may sound illogical, but, as you will see, you can and should negotiate for what you want if you are fired. As the saying goes: "You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain."
- If You Stop Work Voluntarily For Reasons Other Than Your Health
- If you're about to stop work voluntarily, take the time to think about the step carefully. It will help you protect the benefits you need such as health insurance. It also gives you an opportunity to think about what you'd like to take with you -- and figure out how to negotiate for it.
- If You Are Considering Stopping Work Because Of Your Health Condition
- If You Are "Fired" or Laid Off