The company which I have been working for for two and a half years have deployed me to a subsidiary company, a digital agency, in January of last year. I enjoy working at this company, the company culture is superior to the parent company in my eyes, as well as being closer to home.
Recently, the parent company has decided to pull me back to their offices, starting the beginning of July, moving me to resign and apply to other companies closer to home. Resigning and signing for the subsidiary was also under consideration, but I have been informed that there is a non-compete clause in place between the two companies, but that is all I have been told by the senior project manager of the subsidiary company.
He also mentioned to me that I can accept a fixed-term contract elsewhere to 'exhaust' the non-compete clause and then return to apply for a proper position at the subsidiary company. Should I take this under consideration? I am currently in talks with another company who want to take me on a 6-month contract. However, their program manager who has been handling our correspondence seems too keen to want to take me on, wanting to send me the project brief immediately once it is completed. It's not the main question I'm asking here, but should I be wary of this?
So to sum up, should I trust the project manager's words that there could be a place for me after the 6 months have expired? The other team members have stated that they won't be able to handle capacity without me.