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Shawneeque Pierce
Should I stay or should I go?
When the pandemic hit, I left my job as a clinician (management) in healthcare. This disease was unknown & as we were quarantined, my fiance & I decided it would be best if I stayed home. Fortunately, I had savings and was able to stay home for 3 months. After that time, I took a job as a staff therapist, but with all the restrictions, I hated it! I worked for 4 months, but had limited hours, lower pay, and more stress. An opportunity for a management position opened and I took it. Unfortunately, it was a longer commute & a start up, so more hours & more stress. Well, now my old job is calling, asking me to come back (the one I left when the pandemic hit), but as an interim manager for 60 days to prove myself. It's closer to home & even more pay, but I'm unsure about the interim job title. I was told because they've had 2-3 managers since I left that did not work out, they want to go the interim route for fear of failure. I say they sought me out, not the other way around, & I proved myself prior to COVID & my leaving. It really is a substantial increase in pay, which would be helpful, but I'm unsure of taking the risk. I was told the job would be mine permanently after 60 days, to which I asked could that be put in writing, and was told no. Since its essentially a probation period, I asked if it could be worded that way in the offer letter, & I was told no. They would only agree to interim manager & after 60 days another offer letter for permanent employment. So my question is...do I take the risk? I'm sure I could do the job, but with COVID things are different. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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