Primo has since spoke to the woman who would be his boss, a friend he has known and worked with for 20 years. He is now speaking to another former co-worker.
The job is pretty much his if he wants it.
But - he would like to work in politics.
Which does not pay as much.
And if he returns to his old job, he feels like it would be an admission of defeat (which I can totally understand).
The decision is his, but I am putting my finger on the scales.
Primo: If I go back to work and you're already working, who does the chores?
Me: We would have to re-negotiate.
Primo: If I return to [old job], I wouldn't mind keeping the laundry and the vacuuming because that's easy to do working from home. But I hate cleaning the bathroom. I don't want to do that.
Me: I guess I could take back cleaning the bathroom.
Me: But only if you go back to [old job]. If you get a political job, I'll be making more money than you and I will say you have to do the bathroom.
Primo: But I hate cleaning the bathroom!
Me: I know.