Should You Take the Buyout? 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?
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Should You Take the Buyout?

Should You Take the Buyout?

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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?

Guests:

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