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Old 06-20-2019, 12:28 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

A few months ago I was temping as an admin. I covered for a lady on maternity leave. While covering for her, I got a call from a job I'd applied to weeks prior and forgotten about it. Long story short, I interviewed and got an offer. I took the offer because 1) more money and 2) benefits.

I recently heard back from temp job. They were sad to see me go but understood why I left and couldn't offer me a job. Lady on maternity isn't coming back and her position is now open. They want me back.

I've only been on this new job a few short months and think it'll look bad to leave. I don't think they'd consider ever taking me back down the line.

If I do decide to leave, I'd be getting at least a 20% bump in salary and can negotiate benefits.

What would you do? Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:14 PM
 
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Leave and take the 20% bump! It could be years before you see that kind of increase with your current company. The people you work with now may be unhappy about you leaving but the company doesn't care one iota about you. If you enjoyed working at the previous place, take the money and run back.
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:30 PM
 
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What advice are you looking for?

Apply and IF you get an official offer, take it and don't look back.
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:42 PM
 
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My thing is go with more money and go with the environment you are most comfortable with. Everything else is just noise.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:18 PM
 
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Leave and take the 20% bump! It could be years before you see that kind of increase with your current company. The people you work with now may be unhappy about you leaving but the company doesn't care one iota about you. If you enjoyed working at the previous place, take the money and run back.
Thank you. I did like the old place and was sad to leave. The pay was way too low. As a temp I was paying the agency part of the hourly fee. My take home was insulting for my experience.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:19 PM
 
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What advice are you looking for?

Apply and IF you get an official offer, take it and don't look back.
The offer letter is on the way. Maternity leave person is sending executed paperwork that she's not returning. They can't make a written offer until she submits that.

Thank you. I will definitely strongly consider it. I'd be able to afford my own place in a nice neighborhood.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:22 PM
 
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My thing is go with more money and go with the environment you are most comfortable with. Everything else is just noise.
I like the environment where I temped. It was a small family like place. This current place is huge. Easy to get lost.

Thank you for responding.
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:01 PM
 
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I was going to suggest prioritizing the big 3: environment/fit, pay, benefits. And take into consideration raises, bonuses, etc.

I went through almost that same thing. I took a temp job, 3 months in got a call from a place I applied to and went on the interview. The interview went well, they wanted me back but I knew I had to decide. I loved my temp job so much, I couldn't wait to get to work (that was a first, lol). Long story short. I let go of a FT perm opportunity for a FT temp job (that may have gone perm in another 9 months...or not), mostly because of the environment. At the time, happiness was the biggest priority (I was sick of chasing the money only to hate my job). I was also making peanuts (hadn't made such a low amount since in over 20 years), can't say I got more peanuts when I got hired on FT, BUT, I did get a new opportunity that had a HUGE bump in income. 6 years and 3 different positions later, I'm still here.

good luck!
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:18 PM
 
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Go back. Sounds like they wanted to keep you didn't have the budget and now they do. Current job is a lot of unknowns and risk.
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Old 06-21-2019, 03:03 AM
 
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What advice are you looking for?

Apply and IF you get an official offer, take it and don't look back.
The whole point of the initial post is s/he already has the offer.

OP, yep, leave for 20% increase and negotiated benefits. Ask for what you want. You're in the strongest position you can be in in a situation like this. You have a job, AND you know someone else wants YOU.
AND, AND, AND -- you already know the word environment there, the management, coworkers, whether there are cliques, who you can trust (such as you can trust anyone at work). A 20% raise -- AND you really don't have any unknowns right now.
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