Hire ex-employee

New amjG66
May 2, 2018 25 Comments

Consider situation, your employee left your company, joined another, but was fired after couple of weeks. Now he asks you to hire him back. Would you do this? As engineer he is not bad, and your company needs engineers. Thanks

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TOP 25 Comments
  • Amazon Winston
    Depends on why he was fired
    May 2, 2018 9
    • New baQn60
      A doctor? You think he’s sick?
      May 2, 2018
    • Amazon Winston
      Sorry - Amazon lingo. I’m becoming an Amhole. A doc as in a document, that clearly describes the problem you’re facing and the potential options to pursue.
      May 2, 2018
    • New baQn60
      Did you see Elon Musk ‘s memo about abbreviations?
      May 2, 2018
    • Amazon Winston
      His doc you mean?
      May 3, 2018
    • New baQn60
      Is it a doc? More like an order
      May 3, 2018
  • Visa shaolin
    I would after rubbing it in. Also, pay him a dollar less.
    May 2, 2018 4
    • Yahoo / Eng maybeno
      Don't rub it in.. neither good for you or the employee..
      May 2, 2018
    • Visa shaolin
      Yes dont do it.
      May 2, 2018
    • New amjG66
      OP
      Thanks for your opinion. I just worry if pay him less, he will look for another company soon, if not immediately
      May 2, 2018
    • Yahoo / Eng maybeno
      If you don't hate him .. don't pay less either.. try at old salary or a bit more .. put yourself in his shoe and think once

      You would want to retain him by giving incentive, given he is good.
      People make mistakes, better to get over it asap
      May 2, 2018
  • Depends. What was his motivation to leave?

    It's a pretty simple equation. If he left for something you can't offer, so if you hire him back he'll leave again.

    If he left because of money, how much does he want, and is he worth the investment?

    Unless it works out to "he left for money, and I'm comfortable paying him x% more", then the answer is no.
    May 2, 2018 2
    • New amjG66
      OP
      Well, company is startup type, and currently unstable financially. So I assume he was looking for stability
      May 2, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng sde3
      Why assume when you can ask him straight up?
      May 2, 2018
  • Amazon LE4Life
    If you need engineers, why not. Yes, you know he may quit again. This engineer already knows your code base, so needs no ramp up time. You know what to expect from this person work-wise, so if it with it too you, I would rehire. Whatever didn't work at the last company is their problem. It is different if it was a new hire, that you didn't know, the firing would sound like a huge risk.
    May 2, 2018 1
    • New amjG66
      OP
      Thanks, we decided to try rehire
      May 3, 2018
  • TripAdvisor Jingyang
    Get him back temporarily and spend time to hire a good candidate for replacement. Same thing to do after giving counter offer.
    May 3, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Product Ulub72
      Agree
      May 3, 2018
  • Jet DLL
    Quit once. Will quit again.
    May 2, 2018 0
  • Oscar / Eng
    dumb|dumb

    Oscar Eng

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    Fuck you, but wats up bro.
    dumb|dumbmore
    Defer to HR. My answer is no... there has to be a cool-off period.
    May 2, 2018 0
  • New / Eng RhpJ71
    If you are going to hire him back, make sure he doesn't feel like his hands are tied. Else it will be misery for both of you.
    May 2, 2018 0