6th December 2023

I’m one in all many who’re set to be laid off by my firm this month. It was very tough as I’ve been working right here for years however had come to phrases with it lastly and was prepared to go away. Nevertheless, I’m now being supplied an extension of my employment for six months and am uncertain what to do. On one hand I’ll nonetheless be employed for one more 6 months and nonetheless obtain my severance afterwards, however on the identical time its short-term and if I wish to retain my severance, I am positive I might want to keep the complete time period. I do not assume what I’m being saved for will even be for that lengthy. Nevertheless I do see 6 months being a norm for a lot of these extension.

To my shock, I’ve gotten very completely different opinions from individuals I’ve requested (half are for and half are in opposition to), so deciding if I wish to prolong has been extraordinarily overwhelming and tough. I’ve not job looked for years as a result of I beloved my job, so no concept what I’m strolling into when it comes to job market (I’m in finance). My hesitation is that 6 months is a very long time for what I’m wanted for and I’m the one one being prolonged so far as I do know. Additionally such differing views is making me nervous. Is it higher to stay it out one other 6 months or simply bow out with everybody else? It appears jobs will likely be extra out there to start with of the yr as properly. I’m not positive how mid yr is.

What are issues I ought to think about in my resolution?

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