Ask Annie

Leave now - or risk getting laid off?

September 29, 2008: 11:21 AM ET

Once a company has announced plans to cut its headcount, employees face a tricky choice, writes Fortune's Anne Fisher in her Sept. 30 Ask Annie column. What should employees facing a layoff threat do and what should they avoid at all costs? Have you ever jumped ship in advance of a layoff - or stayed on board too long?

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