The company I work for, a new auto dealership got bought out by the competition today. Although I am not completely without options life seems uncertain probably for the first time since I started working in 1984. I wont go into all the details as it could get quite long but I was on a short list of "desirable people" for the new owners to keep. I have a good recommendations from the manufacture and by my boss so there is a job there for me if I take it. But I'm a skeptic, and have seen this before. They have offered me a decent position, but I have a feeling they are after a large number of wholesale customers I have, once they get that things could change for the worse. Here is the question I have for you all. What would you do in my position? These are my options: Go to the new place: Upside, still have a job. Pay is the same with a better commission. Same hours. Better benefits. Downside, it will be some work setting up the parts location and after that the job is uncertain. A little more travel time. Take a layoff. Upside, I can collect my two weeks vacation pay and collect unemployment. Taking time off is good ( I think), I haven't had more than two week off in a row since I was 18. Plus I could use the time to learn something new, hopefully better. Downside. Not sure how much take home pay this will produce (80% ? of gross) plus paying for health coverage is like $500.00 per month I think. I have a mortgage to pay for. I could simply get a job somewhere else and I am working on those options, but the take over is going pretty quick. I will be meeting there human resources department this Thursday and The doors will be shut by the end of the month. I would love to hear some opinions. Anyone else go through a similar situation? Thanks in advance.