Should You Take the Buyout?

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

Ford Motor Company is currently offering its employees buyouts that include $140,000 or college tuition plans. Buyouts are a standard way for a company to reduce its work force. Have you ever been offered a buyout? What did you do?


Stephen Viscusi, author of On the Job: How to Make It in the Real World of Work; CEO of Viscusi Group

Andrea Coombes, assistant personal finance editor MarketWatch

Sarah Webster, reporter for the Detroit Free Press



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.