I am 46. I am married to a 40 year old (man). I think my boss, the one who chose my role to be made redundant, is labouring under the misapprehension that I have a rich husband who can pay our mortgage. I think this because it is the only thing that could explain why she has forwarded me a job which would pay me a pre-tax wage of £16,000 and why she thinks I would give up my healthy redundancy payment in favour of a job which pays me £10,000 less than I earn now.
My options are:
Try to get another job here which would mean me retaining my long-service leave and other perks and no gap in employment.
Take the money in march and look for another job or re-train using the very generous redundancy payment I would get.
Find another job now and leave once I have served my notice but without the redundancy payment.