I am resigning from my job and giving them all summer to find a new replacement because we have been together for 9 years. I am resigning to move to Florida with my fiance. I had assumed that they would be giving me a severance type thank you package. They fired the housekeeper two weeks ago after only a month and she got two weeks. I can't ask them what they are giving me but I am looking at renting vs. buying in Florida and it is a really good buyer's market. I wouldnt offend my bosses by expecting something or asking but I have been with them since day 1 with both children. I started when the oldest was 2 weeks old. I called an agency that said that after a long term satisfactory arrangement like this, it is customary to give one week pay for every year. I talked to another agency that says I am not getting anything because I am quitting. Question, so only awful, short term and lousy employers get parting gifts? Is that the general consensus?