Generally my generation wouldn't be caught dead working for the man.
April 12, 2007 6:20 PM Subscribe
WorkEthicsFilter: So I abruptly quit my job, after realizing that I was being taken advantage of in a completely unfair way, that I spent most of my days crying, and that work was all I talked about in therapy sessions. My boss at my previous job has been calling me, offering me my old position back with the promise of a promotion in a few months.
posted by ScarletSpectrum to Work & Money (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My old boss, J, does not know I have quit. All she knows is that I was paid far more at my (now defunct) job and had much better benefits than I ever received at my old job, and she's been slowly upping the ante to lure me back in. I'll be seeing her on Saturday to discuss this matter further, so my main question is: do I pretend to still be employed and use the fact that I was up for a promotion and a raise (which is true) to seal a better deal? Is that ethical, or if it's not, then is all fair in the working world? If she knows I'm unemployed, that will give her the upper hand. Do I get everything in writing (I guess that's a no-brainer anyhow) to ensure that she keeps all the promises she's been making to me if I come back? I'm not very good at negotiations, so what advice does the hive mind have for me here? Much appreciation and thanks in advance.