- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
A little over a year ago, I left my first full time job after working there for 4 years. The reason for leaving was because there was really no room for advancement financially and the company was sort of stuck in the dark ages, technology wise.
Since leaving I have had 3 terrible jobs. Actually, my last job was pretty awesome until I unexpectedly got pushed into a supervisor’s position that I didn’t want and had no experience in. And even though I did my absolute best, they freaking fired me.
So this morning just as I was getting online to job search, a guy from my first job texted me practically begging me to come back. Apparently everyone who has been there since I left has been terrible and everyone at the company agreed that it would be great to have me back. And then the girl that I used to share an office with at that same job texted me asking the same thing!
The thing is, I REALLY need a job. I’m already bored and going stir crazy at home. And my wedding is in 375 days and we have a TON of deposits down on vendors. Plus we want to buy a house in the next 6 months.
I would seriously consider going back if they could compensate me with a MUCH better hourly rate than I was making a year ago — it was barely above minimum wage!! And I only got 1 raise in 4 years and that was because I went from being a receptionist to a department-specific admin assistant.
But now I would need to make almost $5 more/hour to even consider going back. Do you think that’s asking too much? I mean I don’t think it’s asking too much because that is what I need to live and make this wedding and house thing happen.
I don’t want to sell myself short. And I don’t know if I would stay there, like, the rest of my professional life. But right now I need a job and honestly being back where I’m comfortable and appreciated sounds like heaven compared to what I’ve been through the past year.
AUGH! Has anyone else been in this position? Any advice?? I’m so mixed up and confused!!!!