On a job application, it asked why I left a job that I put on the job application. At this previous job, my boss was a good guy and we are on good terms, and he basically let me go because they didn't have the money to pay me. I asked him if I should just put "I left the job to look more full time work," and he said "Absolutely!" He was also one of my references.
I got the job I was applying for, but feel guilty about my reasoning for leaving the previous job. Looking back, I guess it was a lay off, but I was not under a contract with this company, and there's nothing in writing that states why I left.
I am looking for any feedback on my answer: should I have put "laid off," or does the answer I put work, considering my boss agreed that I should have put that I was "looking for more full time work"? There's nothing I can do to change what I put on the application now, but I am asking more for future job applications.
I could argue that I was looking for full time work, as this previous job paid so low and one month did not pay me at all, therefore I was behind a months pay for an entire year.