I worked as an associate at a MM PE fund for 2yrs, last 7 months of which I was at a portco and then left at the end of the summer. I've been chilling for about 3 months while I consider my next career move and honestly just enjoying all the free time that comes with a break in the track.
Last week my old fund called me and asked me if I would come back to work for them for a few months to help with a few add-on opportunities they have under exclusivity for a platform I worked on. Something about not having enough resource capacity internally. I said sure - I like what I do and could use the money / fill the gap on my resume. I get the agreement and for comp they're only going to pay me $100k annualized... I reverted back asking for it to be marked to market and they came back with a possible 10% bonus.
So I'm torn here, I want to tell them to pound sand and turn it down, but like I said I could use the. I think they need me almost as much as I need them since I know the platform so well and built the massive 100 location model that would take anyone forever to figure out how to update.
Thoughts? Advice? Motivation to tell them to fck off?