I'm curious about the people just saying "leave". Do you live in a wonderful world of no bills and money trees? Its not something you can just leave and hope it works out. You guys must be management hoping to save a severance payout.
I was going through posts here, and this is what stuck out with me as well. Leave where? I can't leave without lining up another job, and in this economy, that is not as easy as some people would like to present it as. Saying leave is utterly unhelpful, and while I'm not saying this is what's happening, it does sound like something somebody who'd like to encourage people to leave without having to pay them would say.