I had been working for a small manufacturing company for about two years. It was close to home, the work was challenging, and my manager was the best boss I ever had. The problem was that the pay was well below market value for the responsibilities that I was performing. I had also been working a second job to make up the difference. After several months of haggling for a raise, I received one that was so disappointing, I almost cried. This was not entirely my manager's fault; the company's owner did not see the value of my position. So, I decided to look for another job.
I finally received an offer from a better company which allowed me to quit both jobs and work a 40-hour week, so I promptly quit both jobs and accepted the offer. I was thrilled with all of my new-found time. Then reality set in.
My new job is tedious, regimented, and the culture is terrible. The commute is also very grueling. Although the training is expected to take over a year, in the first week I am being pressured to keep a pace that is preventing me from learning a highly detailed system. The young lady training me has stated that I make a salary similar to hers (after 10 years), and she is highly skilled. The VP also talks to her like she is a child, and he has never even said hi to me. Several people in my office have mentioned being on the phone all night with customers. These are all huge problems for me.
Meanwhile, my ex-boss has been emailing and texting me constantly and has admitted that the company has made a huge mistake regarding my salary and has asked me to come back (at 30K above my previous salary and 15K above my current salary). I am certain they have had no sucess at replacing me because my skills are highly specialized in their industry. I am also certain that this is not some kind of trick to fire me in the furure.
So, is it wrong for me to immediately quit my new job during my training period and go back to my old job? Regardless of what I do, I am sure that I don't want to stay in my current position one more day.
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How much negotiation is reasonable?
At the beginning of the process, very rich company said their budget was 80-90k. I said that was below my desired salary but would be willing to learn more about the total compensation, etc. I was laid off a few months ago and making 115k - I was hoping to at least come close but this market is insane. It's the same job responsibilities but this new job's title is "lower" in the industry hierarchy.
Anyway - I was offered the job - yay! They offered 90k and I found out their benefits are not great. No 401k match, no bonus, couple weeks PTO.
I'm happy they offered me the top end of their budget. I need a job so I'll take it but... what can I work with here? I clearly can't come in saying I want 115k.
All insight appreciated. Thank you.
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I'm preparing for a presentation and I need more feedback to this one question. Please! And, Thank you in advance!
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HR is my manager.
I work for a small company and my reporting manager is HR. My manager is extremely unprofessional, dismissive and combative. Should I talk to the CEO or just start looking for a new job?
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I am turning a new leaf in life. For some backstory I've been at a job I hate for about a year now- it's my first 'big girl' job out of college- I broke up with the man I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with at the beginning of the year, and struggle with anxiety which was only exasperated by the previous mentioned. I've never been so low.
So at the beginning of February, I took a step back. From everything. From the grief of the break up, from the job search I started in March of last year, from worrying so much about my job and how terrible it makes me feel. Literally from everything. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I can breathe and refocus.
I'm jumping back into the job search next month because I know the misery from my current job will soon take over again, but as of right now, this is the most optimistic I have felt in months.
Now that I've gotten all of that venting out of the way, I'd love to hear how you all stay positive in tough times in the professional space? And how do you make sure it doesn't affect your work, interviews, etc? I consistently see others seeking advice on obtaining jobs and the current job market, but I'd like advice on maintaining a positive attitude when times get tough personally and professionally. Because I didn't fair well the first time around.
Hopefully, this all makes sense. All advice, words of encouragement, and everything in between are welcome.
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I resigned from a position back in September to assist family due to a death. I am back searching for my next employment opportunity. I have been offered a position at extremely lower rate and I am not sure it will be challenging enough for me. There is opportunity for advancement, no travel and offers a good work life balance.
The other position is pending approval from the board as it is a publicly held company. I feel the work is more in my wheelhouse and would offer my challenge to my brain. The problem is, I do not know when this position will or if it will come available. I have emailed a colleague at the company to see if she has any insight on next steps.
Both positions are in the revenue cycle arena.
What advice does anyone have to advice on whether to take the first job or what to see if the second job comes to attrition?
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I created my profile on this site and my job alerts.
However, I'm unable to "turn on" my job alerts. Any suggestions?