Welp.... I turned them down

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Octavionn, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. Octavionn

    Octavionn Mind Blowing!

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    I turned down a job offer from my previous company who wanted me back badly... and they were willing to give me about an $18k raise, Stock, 8% annual bonus, among other things.... all because I was pissed at them for refusing to reinstate my previous seniority. lol.

    Money doesn't really matter that much to me... I have my chainlinks... I just wanted recognition for my past works and in my mind it would have been a way for them to right the wrongs of the past....

    But now that I think about it... I can't tell if I was being just to my own personal ideals or if I was being childish and immature? Maybe its a mix of both. I really wanted that extra 5 days of vacation time and yes I turned down tens of thousands of dollars in raises because of it. It actually wouldn't have mattered how much money they offered me. I just wanted to get my vacation back! lol!

    Ok.. now I give you all permission to rip me one and tell me how dumb I am. :)
     
  2. Fais

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    You can buy more LINK with a job :)
     
  3. Octavionn

    Octavionn Mind Blowing!

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    LoL. Touche! But... I already have plenty of link. I will say though that I felt greatly empowered by sticking it to them and not selling out on what I wanted. Lol. They tried to just offer me more money if I'd give up my desire to have my seniority reinstated. Well fuck them! I won't work for a company that won't recognize what I've done for them in the past.

    Oh, I forgot to mention I still have my current job and I'm probably due for a promotion in the next few weeks.
     
  4. Fais

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    Employers don't make change based on us sticking it to them. Unless its a small business. Corporations just don't work that way. You working there would be more likely to make a social change on this issue then you not working there.
     
  5. Fais

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    I'm out of work in a similar scenario and had the opportunity to return. However I just don't feel like I would be safe working there anymore. Which is why I won't return. But for all their problems I do not think me not returning is going to change the environment.
     
  6. Octavionn

    Octavionn Mind Blowing!

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    Ahhhh yes... Execs and the culture they create. It can be infuriating at times.

    I will say though, that me entertaining the idea of coming back to my previous company from 3 years ago that I worked at for 7.5 years has given me illumination into just how much I'm worth. lol. If I left my current company it would have a devastating impact that would be felt at every level of the company. I'm going to wait a few weeks to see what kind of promotion/raise they give me, and then drop it on my boss that I want more $$$ or I'll leave. LOL!
     
  7. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    made some teriyaki sous videlated cheese-stuffed chicken on a bed of brown rice w/ some pan-roasted brussel sprouts tonight

     
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