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Grass is always greener

By CFXavier ·
I have come to a crossroad in my career path. My future and career goals are becoming unclear. I loved my previous position as a developer. Recently my boss moved me to support/technical role in an entirely separate project. I no longer work with the same technology / industry as I did before. I am semi happy.

I received an email from my former employer saying that they would like to give me about $15,000 with more responsibly. The reason why I left was because the company doesn?t make money and couldn?t sell a product if there lives depended on it. They tell me that changed when they were bought out, but I still have a bad taste in my mouth.

Has anyone had an experience like this? If so did it turn out to be the correct choice?

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by CFXavier In reply to Grass is always greener

Typo --
I meant to say $15,000 more then I get paid now...

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by joyp007 In reply to Sorry

Take the offer....What do you have to lose...sometimes in life you just have to say hurray

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Grass can be greener on both sides

by AshishS In reply to Grass is always greener

You have to accept the fact that you are semi happy, not totally unhappy. Glass is always half full. See how you new roles and responsibilities treat you. If you are still semi happy, then you know its not meant to be. Your previous company obviously think highly of you to invite you back. I am sure that wouldn't change in couple of months while you test the waters at your new place. Money comes and goes, its the true happiness that matters.

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there's a lot of grass

by ITgirli In reply to Grass is always greener

Why don't you not take the old job and not stay at the one you are not happy at. It doesn't sound like you were happy with the old job either. Why don't you update your resume and instead of waiting for the jobs to fall into your lap, you can go out there and get the job you want and deserve. I think that if you work hard to get a job you enjoy, that it will be a lot more worthwhile. Good Luck! You can do it!

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