Going back to previous employer

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Nyx, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Nyx

    Nyx Byte Poster

    Hi all,

    Have you ever done this?

    I'm considering it at the moment, switched jobs for a big payrise but not really enjoying the new place.

    I know the advice is to never accept the counter offer when leaving (didn't) and leaving kills trust an employer has in employee. I had my reasons to leave besides money, but looking back they don't seem that serious. As they say grass is always greener...

    What do you think?
  2. nisseki

    nisseki Byte Poster

    I would never go back to my previous employer! Pay was rubbish and office politics was really bad.

    I don't mind going back to a software house that I used to work at if that had any more techical roles available and I wouldn't mind coming back to my current place if they also had any technical roles.
  3. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Don’t see why not if you left on good terms. I kept in contact with a few people that left the company I work for – when new roles came up I contacted them and a couple of guys came back.
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  4. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator Premium Member

    I'd go back if I left on good terms and if it offered me something I wanted like a promotion or pay. One thing I'd say that is important to consider however is, why did you leave in the first place. Have a think and check that there wasn't something impacting you or your work life balance
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  5. Nyx

    Nyx Byte Poster

    Thanks - I left on good terms, it's just a difficult decision. New place is 10x bigger, global and (in theory) great prospect long term. Kind of feeling I'm running away from the challenge. Don't want to say too much anyway so I can't draw a clear picture for you.

    Inclined to go back however will see what the old place can offer - might not be what I would be happy with...
  6. SimonD
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    SimonD Terabyte Poster

    We have an open return door policy at our place, as long as you've left in good standing you're always welcomed back.
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