If you are offered a chance to leave, look at the money and figure where you can safely invest it and do it. It will add years to your life. It's the best thing I have ever did for myself. I do not miss VZ at all.
Wrong- It stands for ENHANCED INCOME PROTECTION PLAN- Doesn't add ANY time to the employee's net credited service- just provides additional money as an "enhancement" to get some folks to leave- I predict they are about tapped out of folks that want to leave- and let's face it, who is going to want to take a "lump sum" in the present market conditions???