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Golden handshake


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*Payment offered to induce an employee to retire early
*A golden handshake is a generous sum of money given to a person
when they leave a company or retire
*A substantial severance payment to a departing employee, often as an incentive for early retirement.


Sample Usage

With a dwindling school population, the town decided to offer golden handshakes to some of the teachers.

A close relative is golden parachute, a generous severance agreement for an executive in the event of sudden dismissal owing to a merger or similar circumstance.A golden parachute is a clause in an executive's employment
contract stating that the executive will receive certain large benefits
if their employment is terminated.


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