I am an acquisitions associate at a small family office in NYC and my boss told me today that they need to let me go due to company's performance and cultural fit etc. I'm not too bothered by it as I somewhat expected this would happen as I didn't see myself working here long term and hated the culture. That being said, I believe my boss will let me stay on payroll until end of this month and maybe have an option to stay at the company while looking for a job unpaid.
I have three questions for you guys:
1. If you guys were in my shoe, would you guys work or pretend to work at a company that fired you for free? Also, how much more difficult does it get in getting job interviews when you are jobless?
2. I graduated in 2013 and this year would be my 6th year working. Obviously, I wasn't promoted to vp/director level so should I tell potential employers that I need that mid-level title or just take associate role and spend a few more years.
3. How's the job market these days? I have a pretty good amount of money saved up so I can be patient but wondering how the market is.
I would greatly appreciate your insight and support!