I was laid off temporarily (3 months) due to lack of projects in our department. However, what is concerning for me is that only 4 out of 45 people were laid off in our department and I was one of them. The only official explanation I was given was that the layoffs are only due to reduction in work caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
But if there is less work, there is less work for everyone. It's not like a specific project was delayed or cancelled and we usually transfer from one project to another frequently. Just before being laid off, I was working on two different projects (though both of them were in their finishing stage). What I want to ask my manager is on what basis was the decision made. Was it solely due to the lack of work, or was my performance also a factor. It is important to me, because if there are performance issues, then I need to know so that I can make an effort to improve them. Up until now I have not been told of any performance issues.
Do you think it is a good idea to talk to my manager and ask for an explanation? Or I should just take the clue and start looking for other jobs?