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thierry krief

Job dismissal negotiations, personally experienced 4 times ...

Thierry KRIEF has devoted much of his professional life to the practice of corporate negotiations. 

Between 1999 and 2002, while working as a senior manager and executive in the IT sector, he was dismissed 4 times for reasons completely unrelated of the quality of his work (Reorganization, mergers, ... in fast changing industries).

He used an labor law specialist to help him but quickly realized that the negotiations needed to cover more than just legal aspects.

He used this experience to ...

Using the lessons of past experiences, he was able to negotiate very favorably each time he begun or completed an employment contract, to such an extent that during his last dismissal, while still on probation period, the discussions regarding his severance were limited to the application of the relevant clauses signed in his hiring contract.

He noticed that while people around him continued to have their employment contract issues mediated using Labour Court, he had managed, all by himself, and in a very short time, to agree on mutual dismissal clauses and maintain good relationships with his former employers.

"Cadres, ne vous laissez plus faire"...

He wrote his first book to tell his unusual story "Cadres, ne vous laissez plus faire " - Executives, stop being abused by your company- published by Editions Dunod  in November 2003. Following this book, he was contacted for advice by a number of executives until someone told him " Mr. Krief, I should really be paying you for your advice!". 

And so, NegoAndCo was created in February 2004.