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I hate my new job and want to ask my old agency for my old job back. Is this a “sooner is better” situation or am I just in a bad situation regardless of when I do it?

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There are lots of variables to this. Did you leave under good terms? Have they replaced your position? How’s your relationship with your former boss? And why did you leave in the first place? Personally I am usually open to people who want to return quickly as long as all the above are in line. But from a negotiating standpoint, it’s not the same as a new offer - you’ll probably come back at more than you made, but perhaps not as much as you left for. That’s been my experience both as someone who has done this, and now re-hires people who want to do this.

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Completely agree with SVP1. You can absolutely try if you left on good terms. Agencies love rock star boomerangers. That said, if you left a very short time ago, I would def not expect more money when you return. If an agency did that, they are at risk of everyone thinking they can leave for a short time and come back for more money. Ya can’t run an agency that way. If people didn’t discuss salary with each other you’d have a better shot…but agencies can’t risk it. It’s just not fair to current employees.

Ask for your old job back. If they agree, double down and tell them you’ll only consider it with a 20% raise. That will throw them off guard and regain their respect in one immense power move. You have to set your stall out early and show them you mean business.

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Sheesh, tough crowd. Guess I didn’t apply a thick enough layer of sarcasm to my post.

Move fast. It’s fine.

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For reference, I’ve been at my new job for 2 weeks. The new job was a major bate and switch and I don’t mind burning the bridge. I absolutely know I want to leave the new job even though it’s been 2 weeks.

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It’s not bad. Do it. I had the same thing happen after 8 months.

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Somebody at my agency just did that. He left for a new position, worked there for about a month, and then came back and applied for an open, higher level role at our agency and got it. So he basically left for a month and got a full promotion upon his return.

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I think it depends on how long you’ve been at the new agency and how you left it off with your old agency

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I knew someone that took a new job and quit a week later to go back to their old agency. Everything worked out, except you burn a bridge.

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I know someone too. Maybe we know that same someone?

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I mean I think you can ask, or at least apply for an open position if they filled your role already. But why do you hate the new job? Some of those things sort themselves out over time, some don’t.

You think the old place will hire you back?

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