About a month ago I had posted this question about being put on a PIP:
So here's my question today. I'm still at the company and still on the PIP, but I really don't care to be here anymore and I feel like it's a waste of the company's time and my time. As much as I would like to just quit and be done with it, I can't just leave with nothing to bridge the gap financially until I figure things out (Disqualified for unemployment if I quit voluntarily). So I was wondering if asking for some type of severance pay would be out of line in this situation? I figure it's a win-win. The company is wasting time and money keeping me on while we drag this thing out, so if they gave me a small severance to just part ways, then they don't have to deal with it anymore nor do they have to pay for my unemployment insurance. Thoughts?
Ok let's forget the severance part for a minute. Basically all this comes down to is that I'd rather end all this now rather than drag it out, but I'd like to be able to at least get unemployment which is why I'm trying to hold out until they let me go. What if I just lay it out on the table for my boss, that this PIP isn't going well and I think it's time for me to move on (which he would agree with). Assuming I did this, basically telling him I want to just quit and be done, is there generally a way to negotiate it so that I can still collect unemployment? In other words, rather than an outright quit on my part, more of an agreed upon layoff or something to that affect?