- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
My story – I got laid off in November. The company I worked for is a smaller, family owned business and I was working in accounting (my degree is in accounting). I really liked the people I worked with, for the most part, and the owners decided to eliminate my position because of insurance issues (which I do not agree with). I am 25 and had worked for this company since I was 21; it’s the only job I ever had, with the exception of working part time during tax season for a tax preparation service.
So I’ve interviewed at a few places for an accounting job, and it looks like companies are finally starting to open jobs up, as I’ve seen more postings lately. I’ve been babysitting for my sister and working part time at night at the tax preparation service.
Late Friday afternoon, I got a call from the owner of the company I was laid off from. He admitted it was a mistake to lay me off, as they spread my job responsibilities between other people and they are miserable because they are way overworked. I was not the only one whose job was eliminated I should add.
Long story short, he offered my job back, with one stipulation.
Instead of having 40 hours a week, it would be 32 hours a weeek. If I work 40 hours he had to offer me health insurance, if I work 32 he does not.
Because I am 25, I can be on my parents’ policy for a few more months. I have Type I Diabetes so I need insurance. The owner is offering contributing to 401K, and sick time, just not the health insurance.
He knows I’m getting married in October and my plan was to go on FI’s insurance then, whether or not I was laid off.
One of the benefits from getting my old job back is obvious – I know the people and the job. It’s also relatively close to where I live, compared to some of the other places I’ve interviewed at.
Fiance and I spoke about this at length this weekend. He thinks I should take it. He also thinks they’re the type that would let me work part time once we have kids.
My parents don’t think I should take it and just start fresh somewhere.
I’m leaning toward taking the job from my previous employer. Is there anything I’m missing or not thinking of?
What would you do?