I live in India.My new employer expects me to join them after 60 days. My notice period with old employer is 90 days. However, I gave my resignation 80 days before and I have just 10 days more to serve and can join the new place immediately without having to wait 60 days. My new employer doesn't know this fact. But they have asked me to reduce the notice period to the maximum extent possible.
I want to go on a study break for these 60 days instead of joining the new place. If I tell the new employer that I am already relieved from the previous employer, they would expect me to join immediately.
I have 2 options.
Option 1 Sit and study, then join after 60 days. They will ask me for my relieving letter and come to know that I was free since the past 60 days. I' ll cover up saying that I had some personal issues and had to go overseas.
Option 2 Tell them truthfully that I have no notice period to serve, however, I will tell them that I need to go overseas due to personal issues and that it is long-planned and tickets are already booked. I fear that the new employer will force me to join earlier.
What should I do?