I got laid off after 3 years at my last job, 3 years of building a brand new account, being the customer service manager, working on 2 accounts when my regular one was stable and another new one needed help.............i got laid off before people who had been there only a few months, because i had the highest hourly salary. so, i started interviewing and accepted a job (where i am now) starting the Monday after my last day at my old job.
So, a week before my layoff date the office manager calls me into her office -- i think i'm going to get fired (so that they wouldn't have to pay me my unused vacation and sick time, which was part of the severance package) -- but instead, she asks me if i would consider staying. I asked her if they would be giving a pay increase in return, and she said no. so, i said buh-bye.
that last paycheck was super sweet
but those fuckers deserved what they got -- bankrupt with no clients after they mishandled account after account.