I was offered a position with the company and did some negotiating with them. The good thing is that while I will be starting at less than my last salary (to be expected due to the difference in roles), it is well over what my initial asking salary was.
This just goes to show that while it is scary about going back somewhere, be your own advocate. You never know what you can get unless you ask for it.
As I expected, I have been offered a role with my *former* employer. I am now in the negotiating phase as I know what I bring to the table and what I am worth to the. Since I am in a position where the job is not required, I will be able to do a little more negotiating than most and if that doesn’t work, walk away and enjoy an early retirement with my head held high.
Thank you for the words of encouragement, it was needed and is definitely appreciated.
I was laid off in April 2019 from an employer I had been with 17 years. I purposely took time off because, lets face it, it was a blow to my ego and I needed to regroup. I started looking again, but then the pandemic hit, so everything was on hold.
I was a client manager at the time I was laid off, which would equate to a mid-level management position.
I have recently been contacted by my former employer and have been asked to apply for an entry level position. While this position would be more what I'm looking for today (i.e. - less stress, set hours), I do worry about what former colleagues will say if I return. Some of the people I will be working with are people that I once managed - so it is concerning.
What would you do?