Having been through the stay for a sev package, I would never do it again.
I would compare it to being a crewmember on the titantic as it started to go down- knowing it was sinking, knowing you had a job to do, but knowing you will be one of the last to get a life boat.
The company knows you are leaving, so everytime you do anything the least bit wrong, you raise eyebrows.
The company I worked for also took me out of my role as "problem fixer" and sent me back in as a plain old support rep.
I also was constantly kidded about my lack of invites to meeting as what difference does it make- you won't be here.
I would suggest take them up on their offer, but start looking.
It is always easier/less stressful to find a job when you don't need one.
You will be under no rush, and can get what you think the best fit for you will be regarding a new position.
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