At my old place, the company had a deliberate policy of trying to demoralize the staff so they would leave. By the end of my 10 years there, people were fighting to be let go. The fact that we were all outsourced Civil servants and our government contracts had transferred when we were outsourced helped. I walked away worth a years salary tax free and straight into a new job (I had to take leave to start early). I have colleagues who took VR that walked off with Â£100k cash and promptly went straight into retirement.