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pay and potentially other benefits given to an employee whose job is eliminated
  • He had then suggested that Nancy discontinue "seeing so much of Bobby," advising her that a slow retreat now would hurt less than an abrupt severance later-for, as he reminded her, it was a parting that must eventually take place.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (8% in)

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