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Has anyone negotiated a clause where you can’t be fired/laid off for a certain amount of time after starting a new job?

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I haven't, but wouldn't blink at doing so if the hiring company was trying to poach me from elsewhere. If you have a guaranteed, stable job or booking and someone comes knocking, why not? Also, I would ask for a payment guarantee vs. an employment guarantee.

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Thank you! Yes that’s what I was trying to figure out. Especially when the economy feels so damn unstable.

No but holy cow would that be a red flag if a candidate brought that up. What exactly were they planning? So like, tenure, but for new employees?

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A friend took a job on an account that was infamous for asking leaders off the business. They struck a deal that if they were asked off within a set time, the holding company would find them a comparable role. So it's possible to do it if you are business-critical and you're in a role that is recognized as difficult. And those are big ifs.

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A bit of context... I got an offer from a much smaller firm and I’m worried about the stability if I end up taking it.

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I had an opportunity to relocate. I asked for that. One year guaranteed in Seattle (moving from Los Angeles). They said that was not an option. Ultimately I got the offer and used it as leverage to get a raise and stay put in Los Angeles.

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A freelance contact negotiated a full years salary if he got laid off within the first year by an in-house team at a financial firm

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That’s amazing.

I’ve negotiated guaranteed severance that goes down over time. So, a one year severance that goes to an 11-month severance after 30 days and so on, and then held at 3 months. Basically guaranteeing one year salary after starting, and three months severance after that. Of course if I violated policies or egregiously imploded that would void the agreement. But I was relocating with family and for an executive role (hence the three months after)

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Ive heard of a negotiated severance, but not an employment guarantee.

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I got 3 months written-in if let go within the first year, but I had to work out 2 months of said 3 months, which I’m being forced to do at the moment.

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