You never know what you have until you lose it. This saying is usually used when talking about heartbreak, but in this case, it’s about a useful employee.
A reddit post shared an epic return on a computer programmer who got fired. This person was fired because the nefarious manager that nobody liked said he could find someone who could do his job for cheaper and he needed to cut costs. The programmer was upset, mostly because he loved the job and had put a lot of his sweat and time into it, but he also hated that manager, so he didn’t fight it. He knew his worth and wasn’t worried about being able to find a new job.
While on the job hunt, he got several offers he was debating over. The most curious one being from the place he was just fired from. The manager offered his job back like he was doing him a favor, but, obviously, he refused it. Then the manager confessed that he actually got in trouble by the CEO for firing him because since he was the one who coded everything, nobody knew how to manage it.
Funny who the tables turn in situations like this. The programmer decided to take the job back, only if it was in a better position and a much higher pay. They agreed and he came back in a much better situation. He is apparently still there till this day making even more money in the same position and the manager that had fired him many moons ago is gone. C’est la vie, baby!