Received an offer from my old job - I want to be back in that industry, but I'm not sure about going back...I feel like it's appealing because it's nice to be wanted - But I left for a reason, Right?
March 20,2023 at 1PM UTC
I received a call from one of the supervisors at my old job last week. They've had a few people leave recently and he said he's always respected me, and thought I did good work and wanted to know if I would be interested in coming back. He said to think about it and we could talk more about what it looks like, compensation and everything as well.
I do want to get back into that industry, but I'm not sure if I want to get back into doing what I was doing. It was more customer facing than I really liked. I also felt like it wasn't really a lot of engineering, just plugging numbers in and solving a problem.
I'm doing well at my current job, I just returned from Maternity leave. My bosses like me here as well. I'm not a huge fan of my coworkers, they're constantly very negative and never produce productive solutions, just complaints - it can be frustrating to be around.
My current company pays me extremely well. When I left my previous job to come here I received a 30% bump in pay, now I'm making about 40k more than I was previously.
I've only been gone a year and a half, so I don't know if they'd be able to even match my pay. BUT my old company has 1000x better benefits than my current company. Even with better benefits I would still need to be getting paid the same as I am currently.
I don't know what to do, I feel like I wasn't really happy working there (even though this would be for a different supervisor doing some slightly different work). I feel like the appeal of being wanted is clouding my judgement here...
Has anyone been in a similar situation and have any advice?
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