IF I were Mankins, I would fire this agent and get some advice from friends on the team. A lot can be done through real conversation, but I doubt much can be accomplished through silence.
As a guy who has been out of work for two years (disability) but is now starting a new job on 8/24 for less money than I made 2 years ago, I speak from experience. If I had consulted someone who had been through this before, as I did recently, I might have been able to return to my previous employer at a better pay scale. Due to my non-contact with them, they will not rehire me, as they now consider me "separated from the company" . I dpn't mind, I am just happy to be able to work at all, but my silence may have cost me some potential earnings, and a lot of good will at an employer who paid me pretty well over a sixteen year span.
At least, I can work again. Man up, Mankins. Money isn't everything. Play for a winner.Anything can happen, to Anyone, at Anytime.