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Employee gets job offer from the company they quit 4 years ago for 4 times the pay they were getting

The employee was left baffled after the same company they quit due to toxic culture contacted them for a new job offer.

Employee gets job offer from the company they quit 4 years ago for 4 times the pay they were getting
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels| Andrea Piacquadio, Reddit| u/slobberypuppykisses

The corporate structure has its toxic and bizarre practices and processes. Employees have become mundane due to the way they are being treated and sometimes it's so bad that they prefer quitting over putting up with such injustice. However, fair play often finds its way and justice can be served. For many, it may require some effort on the part of the employee. However, for u/slobberypuppykisses, they just had to wait for four years before they got even with their company without even lifting a finger in the most ironic way possible. The employee shared that they had received a call regarding a job offer.

Representative Image Source: Andrea Piacquadio
Representative Image Source: Andrea Piacquadio

“A third-party recruiter reached out to me, asking for a call to discuss X role he was recruiting for at an undisclosed company,” they said. They further mentioned that the recruiter went through their experience and application and disclosed the salary range along with the company’s name. "It took everything in me not to laugh and hang up,” the employee said before revealing that the recruiter had offered the employee a job at their former company where they had worked four years ago, with a salary of $16 an hour. “Now they were willing to pay $150k,” they added.

Representative Image Source: Cottonbro Studio
Representative Image Source: Cottonbro Studio

The employee then shared that they didn’t want anything to do with the company, despite the intriguing offer. “I would not work there again, I would not do business with them and hell, I probably wouldn't even buy out their intellectual property if they were selling it for pennies on the dollar. That's how much of a cluster f**k they were,” they said. They further expressed how they still had self-confidence issues due to the toxicity of the workplace. “This is some kind of cosmic joke. They wouldn't promote me when I was there and now they want me back?” the employee said, trying to understand the coincidence and irony behind the situation.

They referred to the management as “desperate” or “plain stupid” for having made such a move that left a mark on their reputation. The employee found a kind of redemption after four long years and it felt like they received a little bit of respect back after suffering in a toxic environment. In conclusion, the employee wondered if they should have played the recruiter as a comeback. They also mentioned that quitting their job was the best decision for them, especially professionally. “Bet I'd have nowhere near the expertise they want if I had stayed all this time. Truly, job hopping is the only way to get ahead when you're green,” they said.

Representative Image Source: Karolina Grabowska
Representative Image Source: Karolina Grabowska

Several commenters suggested getting back at the company for their harsh treatment and even offered creatively hilarious plans. u/Capable-Rtuabaga5877 said, “Give the recruiter the lowdown on how bad the job and the work environment is and say that even at $150K it's not enough.” u/Hissssssy said, “Cultural fit is important. Having a toxic energy vampire is not good for anyone, even if they are good at the job tasks.” u/mildxsalsa said, “Accept the job offer. Leverage the new offer to find a similar position at a more competent, competitive company at a higher wage. Tell your recruiter thank you, but your services are no longer required. Laugh your way to the bank.”

Image Source: Reddit/u/tandyman8360
Image Source: Reddit/u/tandyman8360

 

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Image Source: Reddit/u/user

 

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