I have an offer pending soon for a job that I am very interested in. However, my current employer offers an annual salary bonus that is only about a month from being paid out. This bonus is substantial and in almost no case do I want to lose it, but I also don't want to seem hesitant to start with my new company.
Technically, company policy states that I was vested for this bonus at the start of the year, and it should be mailed to me even if I leave the company. Of course, company policy also states they can choose to not pay it out for any reason.
What are my best options here?