Here's my dilemma: I was recently laid off after many years working for the same company. I'm now on "income continuance" for up to 12 months, or until I find another job. I was recently offered a temporary 10 month position with my old company at about the same salary, but with the "possibility" of an extension.
I have been struggling with the decision of whether to take this job or not. If I take the job, I would basically be working the next 10 months for free, in order to gain a chance at an extension, or maybe even a permanent position. If I don't take the job, I can just relax and have fun for the next 10 months, and then find something else, but there are no guarantees of what I might find.
So, should I take the next 10 months off (and get paid to do so), or should I take this job in order to get a shot at an extension???