I previously received an offer to join an MBB as an experienced hire, so I resigned from my job (I had to respect a notice period) and was getting ready to relocate to start my new job. Because of the current COVID19 situation, my start date was delayed several times, leading to 6 months delay from the initial start date. Given this situation, I found myself out of the job market, waiting to join my new role.
I recently read that consulting firms (including MBBs) offered compensations for people in my situation. Some paid their new hires if the delay surpassed 1-3 months, others gave a fixed compensation for each month of the delay.
Is anyone facing the same issue? What would you advise in this situation? Shall I try to negotiate with HR for a compensation?