There was a recent death in my family and I need more time to focus on my mental health & family, so I tried to quit my job. I had already taken a 2 month leave of absence earlier in the year and returned to work, but things haven't gotten better and I decided to leave and move back home to spend more time with my family.
When I went to quit, my boss offered me a 3 month "grace period" where we would meet again and I could get my job back if I wanted it. I figure I have nothing to lose? He's drafting up a contract to make it official that I'm leaving and that we'll revisit this in 3 months. I think he doesn't want me to quit or thinks that I will change my mind, but I feel like I've moved on and want to pursue other opportunities.
Has anyone ever had this happen to them? I plan on waiting out the 3 months and just letting him know that I won't be back for real, but I'm worried there will be something weird in the contract? Is anything about this situation sketchy or will be bad for me in the long term? Any suggestions for how to handle this?
UPDATE: Thank you to all who have answered! I've looked at the contract now and it's an extended leave of absence form. I'm very hesitant to sign it because one of the conditions is a non-compete, where I can't work or do business in any capacity or solicit work from the company's existing clients. I understand the non-compete part but this section is worded like I can't find any work at all? I would like a clean break, so this seems like a red flag. Am I reading too much into it? Is it worth having a lawyer look over?