For nine years I was told I was indispensable. I made a good salary, got good raises, and was treated well. Then I had an on-the-job injury and had to have surgery. They were great through the surgery and six weeks post op. But when the doc released me, HR called and said they didn’t have anything that available so how ‘bout I just take two more weeks? I was salaried, and getting a regular paycheck. Two weeks later I’m told my job as paralegal to a managing partner was no longer available. For three months I was shuttled from one department to another, where I was put in rooms with first year law clerks sitting at banquet tables. I realized they were trying to get me to quit. Two months later an early retirement program was announced, and within three days I was outta there with an amazing buyout. Oh, and though I hadn’t planned on filing a comp claim, the way they treated me changed my mind. Got good $, too.