why would they do that?
they would have to pay unemployment, severance package, cobra, etc.
if someone resigns, and you lay them off so they can collect and that is illegal
why would a firm handle a 23 year old with 2 years of experience like that?
it's either quit or work...and they begin looking for your replacement, as soon as he is found, you are gone
it's not like the job that requires experience (he was hired out of college and his educational field of study) nor does it require much training, or that he is the only one that can provide said training
companies don't lay you off upon request, not if you are meeting expectations, and why incur the cost of training the replacement?
if he is being laid off, it is not his choice, it is the companies decision
why would they incur cost to handle someone who is quitting?
what 23 year old making 150k quits a job without another? or quits it period?
he may couch this as his choice but all logic dictates it is not...if his choice you quit, if his firms, they lay you off (or fire you)
think about it