(Closed) Did I make a mistake?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: What would you do??
    Stay at the new job and maybe eventually it will get better : (4 votes)
    10 %
    Go back to old job : (35 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 3
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    life’s too short to be at a job that makes you miserable, while your old job where you were happy is still welcoming you with open arms. Seriously, if the money isn’t really that much of a difference, just let you new boss know that you tried it, but its just not the right fit for you and you are moving on

    Post # 4
    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @MrsSl82be: Agree.  I left a job where I loved my bosses, but they sold.  There were people around that I just couldn’t tolerate to have to work with, I only stayed as long as I did because the bosses were so lovely and kind that I just couldn’t bear to leave them.  The second they sold I was out the door and have been completely happy ever since.  Life is just to short to be miserable, especially when you spend more time with those people than your own family. 

    Post # 5
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    If you’re old boss is assuring that you can have your old job back then it sounds like a no-brainer to me.  If you think about it, we spend the majority of our lives at work and being around co-workers so you should enjoy that.  It’s a huge part of your life.  You don’t want to dread going to work everyday.  And you certainly don’t want to feel any regret.

    Post # 6
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Agree with others – to me 7 weeks is enough time to know you don’t like something. If I were you I would go back to the old job. I did something similar a few years ago and don’t regret it for a second. I left a new job that was closer to home to go back to my other one because of the atmosphere.

    Post # 7
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Being stuck in a job you hate is the worst feeling in the world. You’re bringing home all that negativity with you every day, it sticks with you like a cloud. If the pay isn’t much of a difference I agree with the PPs, go back to your old job and gracefully bow out of this one.

    Post # 8
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Go back, but get that in writing before you tell your current job you’re leaving- you don’t want a surprise from your boss’s boss popping out at you and killing the deal after you burn bridges.

    As for the current job, just tell them that you appreciate the opportunity, but you don’t think the job is a good fit.  Leave it at that.  Give notice, though- don’t just run out the door.

    Post # 9
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Haha your husband sounds exactly like mine.  I’m having trouble sticking to a job lately because I want to be happy and not hate my job so I leave with hopes of getting a better job and then I’m still unhappy!

    I think if you were happy at your old job, you should go back. 

    Post # 10
    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would go back

    Post # 11
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I worked in a job like that, but I stayed for three years.  I hated it, every single day.  Life is way, way too short.

    Just curious – you sound like you were really happy at your old job.  What made you leave?

    Post # 12
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    That sounds like it sucks.  Do you think they’ll warm up to you after some time?  Like, did you maybe replace someone they really liked and they’re feeling resentful?

    How much money are we talking here?  I agree with all the PPs who said that life’s too short to hate your job!

    Post # 14
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m currently searching for a new job so I can leave a job where I am miserable.  I’ll likely be taking a huge pay cut to do it too.  As long as the money is enough to get by, go with a job you enjoy.

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