That makes sense but I made a section called Jobs and put an _index.md file and assigned the layout in the front matter to this template so in theory it should have access to the page variables again maybe I’m misunderstanding or just doing something wrong which is why I’m posting here to see if anyone else has had this issue before and so I can learn.
But a taxonomy page itself doesn’t have access to those page params variables, as far as I know. You can access when you range over posts with a certain taxonomy term on that taxonomy page, but the taxonomy page itself doesn’t have access to them.
Say you make the content/jobs/_index.md page and that page has the job_location variable and is tagged remote-work. But the taxonomy term page at /tags/remote-work/ doesn’t have that params because it’s a meta page: it contains all content tagged remote-work from any section, not specific to /jobs/.
Do you perhaps mixed taxonomy pages and section pages? Because a section page can access the data in content/jobs/_index.md because that _index.md renders the section page itself.
(I hope this makes sense. I don’t explain it very well I’m afraid. )