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I can't believe this...

January 17th, 2007 at 01:51 pm

Hubby's old company wants him back. To the tune of big bucks. Not only that, they want to offer him a bonus--even bigger bucks. I'm talking lots of bucks. This company has a lot of great things going for it and some terrific people. It's been a great company to work for. But the reasons we left are still there. I don't know what Hubby wanted me to say. I just sat there and finally told him what was on my mind. I don't know if I am just not a risk taker, but I had some thoughts on the matter. The money would be awesome. We could pay off a bunch of stuff and be on our way. Instant relief. Get the stuff done on the house before it falls down. Pay tuition for DD. Tons of stuff. But...he comes home happy again, he comes home at a decent hour and doesn't have to go in on weekends to keep up with stuff--they have internet from home and blackberries, he likes what he is doing, he sleeps better, fewer migraines....Plus the fact that the old plant is in the process of being sold. New owners might take him on, but they also might look at that big salary and run for the ax. I know he loves the long hours and the intense projects, but at his age, it is also a health concern that he slow down a bit. Spend more down time. I voted to stay with new company. I think he feels the same way. I just know the offer was tempting. Nice of them. What a dilemna to have. However, we will have to get to where we are wanting to go a lot more slowly, but since being on this forum, we've got plans and a way to get there. We've got people who will get us through the process. Who will help us when we get stuck....wow, I never thought I'd turn my back on money. But there are bigger things in life. I've learned here that living richly means a whole different thing than most people think.....

8 Responses to “I can't believe this...”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I think you have made a wise choice.

  2. kashi Says:

    I agree, I think you made a wise choice. Perhaps you could use it to your advantage, though...? Maybe mention to the new job that the old job wants him back, big time? As in big bucks? and insinuate that he's considering it? Maybe they'd give him more money to stay at the new place.

  3. carol Says:

    I second what above posters said. Sounds to me like the emotional advantages outweigh the money advantages. Stay with it.

  4. nance Says:

    I completely agree with you! Life is too short to stay in a job that causes stress, migranes and sleepless nights of worry. I've been there, and that is why I quit. I have had to be very frugal, but I am so happy I left that job.
    Life is good! Enjoy it!

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    I agree as well for your husband to feel better.

    But it's not just that. You said the old company could fall under new management. That's bad! The short-term money might look enticing, but that's not job security in the end.

    I say stick to your guns. You're doing the right thing!

  6. JanH Says:

    Thanks, guys. The support is great! I had hoped I was thinking along the right path.

  7. boomeyers Says:

    It's great to be appreciated though, does'nt it. Hopefully it will give DH a boost of confidence that he is still a viable, smart guy!

  8. threebeansalad Says:

    I agree, too! Was the offer was delivered in writing? If so, keep it someplace safe-- maybe it will come in handing for negotaiating salary in the future (even if for a completely different employer).

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