I got wind that my boss was going to need to reduce his headcount by 1 (technically three, but there were two open positions). I volunteered as all four of my co-workers just had kids in the past year so were recovering from reduced family incomes with maternity leave and whatnot. I was also there only three months.
I have already lined up a bunch of interviews, but I haven't been officially fired so I am not sure that I can tell the interviewers why I am leaving (I heard our manager's manager say it after he thought we all left the standup video call and confronted my manager later) as I am technically not supposed to know. I am leaving after 3 months, so I suspect it will come up.
Here are the steps I have taken.
- I overheard the layoff conversation
- I confirmed that the layoff thing was happening with my boss
- I basically told my boss to choose me, if I didn't find another job by the time the order came down.
- He offered me time to interview/prep/do whatever.
Everything is good at the company. Manager's boss wouldn't be happy that I learned, but whatever. I just need to figure out how to explain all this during the interviews (which I already have) as I seem like I am casually hopping to a new position a few months later.
How should I frame this?