My friend of 20+ years has been in the same position with a company for 30 years. It's been nearly exactly 30 years because they just flew him to New York for a company meeting where he received the traditional 30 year anniversary award of a paid in full flight for 2 to anywhere in the world ($5,000 credit). Within a month, his supervisor came down for a visit and told him they were letting him go.
The company has offered him 15 weeks severence plus $5,000 cash. After 30 years, is that a fair amount? The company is huge but is in a dying industry (sadly, book sellers) and I'm certain they are simply trying to cut the folks who they pay most and consolidate postions.
He has assumed this was likely and has been applying but can't even get an interview. One job for that long must not be as valuable as moving around from job to job now and then.
Anyway, I'd like some thoughts on whether that severence package is fair, if he has any grounds to legally get more, and especially any thoughts on how he can position himself to new employers.