Two people who left BofA in the last two, three years recently returned. I know one of them well, he was not happy here at all and now, for some reason, he decided to return. It's not as if he was laid off or fired from his new job, he just applied for a similar position here and got a job. Why would you do something like that? Do they really think things have improved in the past few years? Do people forget how bad they had it as soon as they leave?
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Many know it's the only way to get a decent raise. I've known several who left and came back at a substantial salary increase. You are worth more to a competitor, so you get more $ when you leave and then BofA gives you more $ to return.
It's the least toxic place I've ever worked. Just cause you're over it doesn't mean there's better out there, unfortunately
Money and the devil you know
There aren't any absolutes and trying to boil it down to grass being greener doesn't account for life situations, environment, priorities, and any number of factors. Gone are the days of a person staying at a company for their whole professional career. You can move around and that's not a bad thing even if it's back to somewhere you left.
Maybe the grass isn't greener elsewhere?
Yep I've seen people leave for a couple years, gain experience elsewhere and then come back and nearly double their previous salary. The way to increase your pay is to move around.
Agreed on all of the points already mentioned. $$$$$$$$$$!!!
Well, that's often the best way to get a meaningful salary adjustment at some companies.
All about the Benjamins. Leave and they realize how valuable you are and what a bargain they were getting.
Money...leaving and returning allows you to negotiate market rates. The person also probably gained new skills and is coming in at a different level.