I’ll try to explain my situation as briefly as possible. I’m currently an apprentice software developer but was made redundant, via phone call, in early November. It was a complete surprise to me as the company has been doing well (pandemic considered.) and nobody had mentioned a word about possible redundancies in the business.
I then get a phone call the following day from my boss who critiques my work from the past three weeks even going as far as calling me lazy. I’m upset by this and try to explain that I’ve done my best and that I had heard no complaints of the work I had produced from my team leader/mentor or manager so assumed everything was fine otherwise I would have tried to remedy this.
The next day I receive another phone call from the same boss offering me a job with a different company where he would be my boss directly instead of team leaders/management in between.
I attempt to decline the offer but this is met with “you’re really going to throw all this away.” and effectively waste both of our time.
I had discussed this with family who said I should be grateful to be offered another job in this climate.
I now no longer feel I am able to do my job. I requested two weeks off over Christmas to reflect on how I’m feeling and if I’m being truly honest with myself I don’t think I’m happy.
I make just enough with side hobbies to sustain myself financially.
The contract hasn’t been signed yet and I was wondering if these are just insecurities that will pass and take the job or if I should search for another one instead.