Red badge amazonian here. I was told yesterday that I will be put in focus. I have some interviews lined up but not very confident as I have not interviewed for a job in 10 yrs. I'm being treated for anxiety, depression for over a year. I'm a recovering alcoholic and fell off the wagon yesterday after 30 days sober.
Taking advantage of anonymity to get some advice on next steps.
Should I go through focus and get paid for interview prep or take the severance now (blind says it is 83weekly_base_pay). Is FMLA an option?
Edit 3/27: Thanks for all the support. I was off on a 2 day bender right after I posted this. The msgs here gives me hope that I can get back on the wagon. I just applied for FMLA.
To answer some questions here
- I’m not on a VISA.
- Both my manager and skip know about my mental health issues, my failed attempt to ki-l myself (not AUD though) and that I’m on multiple medications for >1yr.
- I’ve always been ‘exceeds/TT’ except the last couple of years.
- I’m an SDM and have pip’ed one SDE before though I didn’t want to. It is in the same org. I’m not brave enough to go against the establishment. I get why some ppl are happy to see an SDM facing this.
- Focus or Pivot - I’m in focus now, but my manager said I’m not a good fit for the team. “Even if” I come out of focus, I need to move out. He also mentioned that Focus won’t last until the next stock vest. Writing is on the wall now.