...No need to resign. Why would you. Everyone is allowed to and for the most part gained secondary employment. I don't know what the future hold for me, but leaving now gets me no payout. I can work in the meantime and if my time does become up, I'd get a payout. But they will always chase VR first because QF will not want to rid itself of its cheaper workforce that it will need in the future.
mile, very happy for you and others who have gained a new job - 'secondary employment' as you term it - but are you really confident 'most' did?
Sometimes those who 'have not' stay remarkably quiet, or on occasion - a classic - pretend to others that they have bcome 'consultants' that may well be a synonym for 'unemployment'. Understandable as they find it embarrassing to admit they've missed out.
Don't doubt that many aviation staff would be highly employable in say other transport subsectors and (with relevant qualifications/certificates) aged care/nursing etc. but especially in Victoria and Queensland, there's high rates of unemployment and others working fewer shifts/hours than was the case prior to 23 March 2020.