So my old company is trying to recruit me to come back, it’s a smaller company but they pay pretty well for the area I’m in. I left on good terms with an open invitation to return any time if I wanted to.
I had no immediate plans of switching jobs though I had been taking with few recruiters about what’s going on the market in the area. Honestly while I’m not unhappy I feel like I’m not being challenged with the work I’m doing now, surprised at how much shitty code I’ve encountered/had to fix, and I don’t know if I’m cut out for the politics here.
My old company is trying to woo me, inviting me to come check out their new space, sent me a nice gift that referencing an inside joke from when I used to work there. And the CEO has reached out to me personally as well.
They want me to be in a tech lead type of role, I’m basically a senior engineer at Cap1 (they call it principal level)
So if the old company is offering a title upgrade and a good sized pay bump should I consider going back? If it were you what kind of salary increase would you go back for?
YOE: 15 years
Yes I know I make peanuts according to blind lol but not working at FAANG or in Silicon Valley
Also don’t worry about TC dick measuring contests here. 170k is massive in some parts of the country.