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Should I request a voluntary layoff to my manager?

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Senior Software Engineer [L5] at Google8 days ago

I am currently burnt out and looking for ways to take a break.

Looking at Google's generous severance benefits, I had thoughts to inform my manager that I am up for the chopping block if there are any foresight of next round of layoffs. Which I think should be good for the company since I am also helping one motivated Googler to not be laid off in the future.

But then, I am afraid it might get rejected and my manager's relationship with me get strained.

Are there any suggestions on getting severance package while indicating my intent to resign?

Additional context

I am currently not on PIP and is considered excellent performer. I was promoted to L5 in mid 2021

Michael Lin's blog discussed on the "preemptive severance package" which is relevant to what I am hoping to do

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  • Rahul Pandey
    Tech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    8 days ago
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  • Michael Lin
    Ex-Netflix • Engineering Consultant for Early-Stage Startups
    8 days ago
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