Hi, long time member and I never thought I'd be making one of these posts but here we are.
My wife is on maternity leave and was made redundant recently due to company restructure in light of covid - the payout is about $50K. Her original return to work date was in about two weeks and there has been a redeployment opportunity for her to consider but at a reduced salary. Her salary was $130K and the new offer role is $90K.
Here comes the dilemma, in a normal situation we would take the payout but she's actually pregnant again and is expecting next year. She doesn't want to look for a new job because she wouldn't qualify for mat leave at the new company and she also doesn't want to start a new role only to go on leave shortly after.
What should we do?