It seems as though everyone is levering off of employment terminations and severance as plot devices. A recent post cited to two recent examples, one from Billboards/Ebbing and one from Bright. Here [SPOILER ALERT] is one from the season finale of Season 4 of the truly amazing and indeed arguably incomparable Black Mirror:
Douglas Hodge's Rolo Haynes - "Human rights for cookies. . . .* Anyhow, ACLU raised one heck of a stink. And so thanks to this son of a monkey** I was out on my a-- with TCKR.*** Not even a severance package. That's why I started this place.****"
Someone's gotta keep watching out for these things, so I guess I'll just have to be the one who keeps doing so.
* Now THERE's a concept!
** If you want to get the "monkey" reference you'll have to watch the show.
*** That was a former employer of Rolo.
**** A reference to Rolo's museum. Again, watch the episode.