Due to a huge company restructure, I have the choice of taking a voluntary retrenchment or resigning from my job.
Financially, the choices are indentical, as the final paycheck will be the same either way, as will the length of employment remaining, so my only choice really is what will look better to future employers.
I have no experience in this field, and have received conflicting advice. Some think retrenchment looks better than a resignation, as a company restructure is not a comment on your value as a employee. Others have said that resigning would look better, as you’re leaving on your own terms, and being retrenched looks like a way to get rid of the non-productive workers.
I have less than 24 hours to choose which option I will take, so I would really appreciate any advice or thoughts on how future employers might view this. Many thanks in advance.