Guys I am just asking adivise on what you would do if in my shoes. The factory I work at announced they are cutting 200 jobs by month end. So they are taking volunteers for layoffs, and offering a buy out package for those who volunteer. If I took the buy out which would be about 15 thousand dollars, and I would also get unemplyment I would be fine for about 1 year. Now if they dont get enough volunteers, they will go by seniority and lay people off...Now if I get laied off that way, I get none, as in o severance money. There is probably a 50 50 chance I get laid off, and will get no severance money. What would you do, roll the dice and hope you dont get laid off, or take the severance money and run?