In case you have a LinkedIn or different job search account, you then’ve seemingly had a recruiter slip into your DMs with some “superb” alternative. However, have you ever ever had a recruiter from a former job attain out? Nicely, that is what occurred to redditor slobberypuppykisses, who we’ll name SPK for brief.

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In an sadly relatable post, SPK vented: “A 3rd get together recruiter reached out to me asking for a name to debate X position he was recruiting for at an undisclosed firm. After going by my expertise for about 5 minutes, he tells me the identify of the corporate and the anticipated wage. It took all the things in me to not chortle and hold up.”

It was actually my [previous] job on the firm I labored at 4 years in the past for $16 an hour with a bachelor’s diploma. And now they had been keen to pay $150k (very nicely over what I make now).”

“However I might not contact that firm once more with a 10-foot pole!!! I might not work there once more, I might not do enterprise with them, and hell, I most likely would not even purchase out their mental property in the event that they had been promoting it for pennies on the greenback.”

“That is how a lot of a clusterfuck they had been. I nonetheless have self-confidence points from the poisonous work tradition I skilled there.”

“That is clearly some form of cosmic joke. They would not promote me after I was there, and now they need me again? They’re both extraordinarily determined or simply plain silly. Most likely each.”

“Now that I consider it, I ought to have led them on simply to fuck with them… Wager I would have nowhere close to the experience they need if I had stayed all this time. Really, job hopping is the one technique to get forward… I didn’t suppose this might occur to me, however particularly not so quickly.”

After listening to about SPK’s expertise, commenters like Suspicious-Bed9172 known as the corporate’s transfer a serious “slap to the face.” However apparently, having a recruiter attain out after a job formally dismisses somebody shouldn’t be unusual. Many others who’ve gone by the identical shared comparable tales.

“I additionally ceaselessly get my previous firm attempting to recruit me. Besides they provide much less cash than I made there, which was already all-time low for the trade. They preserve attempting to supply California wage minimal ($64,480) for aerospace engineering. I am not going again to 12-hour days, six days every week for a fraction of my present pay in an extremely poisonous atmosphere,” Nihilistic_Mystics stated.

Likewise SchizoidRainbow stated:

“Virtually the very same factor occurred to me. My previous supervisor texted me about all the brand new ‘progress alternatives’ and the way I ought to come again. Left her on learn.”

However not everybody scoffed on the state of affairs. An honest quantity of individuals suppose SPK ought to contemplate taking the position — particularly contemplating the way it pays considerably greater than they presently make.

“As shitty because it sounds, that is your alternative to barter laborious and put a six determine wage in your résumé. Bear in mind, you possibly can negotiate for issues moreover money, like really ensuring you will have the facility to kick poisonous individuals of their poisonous ass and never have administration get in the way in which. A professional transfer, for instance, could be to affix and unionize the workforce,” Udoshi urged.

“Settle for the job provide,” mildxsalsa agreed. “Leverage the brand new provide to discover a comparable place at a extra competent, aggressive firm at that increased wage. Inform your recruiter thanks, however your providers are not required. Snigger your technique to the financial institution.”

Nonetheless, an almost equal quantity really feel SPK ought to depart that firm, job, and atmosphere up to now.

“No, this type of crap is operating rampant. Run as quick as you possibly can and do not EVEN take into consideration the cash. Full idiocy and extra frequent than you’ll anticipate. Your intestine feeling is normally proper,” Economy_Way_8346 stated.

“Even tho that’s more cash, it’s soul crushing to work day by day at a spot like that,” Irondaddy_29 agreed.

And in case you’re itching to know what route SPK selected, they happily supplied us with an replace:

“I instructed them I wasn’t thinking about transferring again to that metropolis. As a result of, in fact, this rubbish firm nonetheless requires remote-capable work to be performed totally in workplace,” slobberypuppykisses stated.

However now I am curious — what would you will have performed on this state of affairs? Taken the cash? Labored for a short while to climb the ladder? Or give the corporate the identical sideline remedy they gave you? Tell us within the feedback.

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