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My Ex-Employer Wants Me Back After A Year Of Me Leaving

I knew this day would come when I left.

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Yesterday, I got a call from one of the associates of my ex-employer saying that they want me back at my old job. I wasn’t surprised because I knew this day would come when I left.

On November 30, 2020, I quit my corporate job to become a self-employed writer and entrepreneur. But, my main reason for leaving was that I wasn’t happy with the way my employers treated me.

It wasn’t just me who wasn’t satisfied with the employers and the “office culture.” Many of my seniors were feeling the same. That is why they left just a few months after I did.

I don’t have any personal issues with the company or my ex-employers. They supported me, helped me, and made me a better person. But they also didn’t value me when I was working for them.

Now, they want me back. They even agreed to pay me a lot more than before. They say that the company has grown and can pay me more. But, I am in a different place now.

A lot has changed since I left. For instance, I am now a freelance writer, and I am starting a company with my friend. I make a good income, which is more than what I was paid at the company.

I don’t want to work in a 9–5 job ever again. I made sure of it when I left. It is because I don’t want to miss the opportunity of earning what I am capable of. If I return to my old job, I will get sucked into the same routine. I will be working for money and trading my time for it.

I have understood now that that is never going to make me wealthy. If you trade your time for money, you can only have a limited income. It is because time is limited.

I didn’t regret my decision to quit a year ago. And, I certainly don’t regret not going back now.

Even though the pay is good, I think it will be a huge step down for me. I am happy where I am today. I get to do what I love every day. If I return to the same job again, I know I will be miserable.

For me, money earned doing what I love (even if it is less) is more important than that made doing what I don’t love. In other words, feeling happy and having freedom is worth more than feeling miserable.

I am grateful that I can do what I love and work for myself. I know that majority of people cannot afford to do that. So, I choose my happiness and freedom.

And what about money?

Over the years, I have learned that money is an emotion. It is a mindset. If you think you don’t have enough, you will never have enough. I choose to believe that I have enough. I am happy with what I make at the moment.

But, I also know that money is the outcome of hard work and consistency. Even if you don’t see yourself with a lot of money now, money will come to you if you keep doing the good work and maintain persistence.

This is not a philosophy; it is a reality. I have seen people do it, and I have done it myself.

So, here’s what I want to say to my ex-employer: Thank you for the offer, but I am not available for feeling miserable again. Good luck with the company.




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