My company pays a bonus of 4 months in April (for last year's performances), and once we get the bonus there are no catches such as having to stay on for a certain amount of time and so forth.
If we want to resign from the company, we have to give a 2 month notice period or pay 2 months salary.
Is it alright for me to wait for the 4 months bonus in April and then pay off 2 months salary to my employer the next day and leave? If I hand in my resignation in February, I am NOT entitled for the bonus in April. So I calculated if I handed in my resignation in February, from the start of this year I will have been paid 4 months salary for working from Jan-April. If I take the 4 months bonus in April then leave the next day (after paying back 2 months), I calculated I will have been paid 6 months salary for working from Jan-April plus 2 months bonus.
Logically speaking I feel I should go ahead and take the bonus then pay back 2 months and leave. But some people I consulted with said it is "does not look good" if I do that, but would it matter? I haven't broken any rules or done anything wrong, it is not stated anywhere that one cannot do what I described above, so would it matter what my company thinks of me?
This is assuming I have another job already lined up in place around May-June.