I am a boomerang employee.
Yes, I regret returning to the Company. It was the place that broke me and I walked right back in.
I was naive. I thought that the management was (finally) appreciative of the effort I had been making and provided me with an opportunity for career development, boy did I know this was the start of yet another nightmare.
In order not to burn bridges, I am still here (to help out) but I can feel myself falling further into the dark hole day by day. Every other day, I question myself if I deserve all the disrespect and disappointment from the team, and whether it is worth it to continue putting in more effort than I am expected to or walking extra miles.
It sucks to feel this way because I expect myself to maintain good work ethics, yet I feel like the team of people I am “managing” don’t deserve my presence at all.
Grateful to have met a few wonderful ladies during this return, though. Basically the only factor that made my return feel worthy. 感恩。
Here are what netizens think:
- Am a boomerang employee too and did regret.. changed me to a different department god. It was terrible. Don’t know how I lasted another year after I returned back to the company honestly. Resigned the second time and management was so pissed but mental health is more important.
- If disrespect is what they are showing you, leave the company and them as though it’s a choice for you. Surround yourself with supportive people.
- 好马不吃回头草. It means a good horse never eats grass behind him… Since things aren’t working out, move on. The world is huge.
- I don’t believe in second chances….Whoever disappointed you once will disappoint you again. You are right, you are naive….but staying around to ‘help out’ is beyond naive….it’s actually stupid. You are wasting your time at a place you dislike….and u are giving yourself an excuse to do that…