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    REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T ACCEPT A COUNTER OFFER

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      REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T ACCEPT A COUNTER OFFER

      You got the job! Great! The only thing barring you from making that leap and taking your career to the next level is the inevitable counter offer from your current employer. You’re tempted, after all, you’ve put in a lot of time and energy into making a name for yourself but is it wise to stick with what you know and accept a counter offer? Here are ten good reasons why you should say no and move on.

      IS THIS THE RIGHT COMPANY FOR YOU?

      What kind of company do you work for if you have to threaten to resign before they give you what you are worth?

      Most companies’ pay their employees fair market value for the work expected of them, their background, education and years with their organization. If you have to threaten to resign, chances are you will never be compensated fairly without having to constantly threaten to leave. You have been unhappy for so long and they have failed to listen or take notice of you. Why will this change now because you have taken control.

      WHERE IS THE MONEY COMING FROM?

      Where is the money for the counter offer coming from?
      Is it your next raise early?
      Most companies have strict wage and salary guidelines which must be followed and you may find out that this raise will be the last one for a long time

      YOU MAY PUT A TARGET ON YOUR BACK

      Your company could immediately start looking for a cheaper replacement on their terms. You are now costing the company more than their budget allows for your position. In most cases, employers will counter you to remain with their company while they look for a new employee. This generally gives employers more than your two week notice to find your replacement. This is
      called the “band-aid fix”.

      THEY WON’T TRUST YOU

      You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From this day on, your loyalty will always be in question. You were once willing to leave the company but remained only because you were given more money. Right or wrong – that is how the payoff to remain could be viewed.

      YOUR UNLIKELY TO BE PROMOTED

      When promotion time comes around, your employer will remember who was loyal and who wasn’t. Additionally, with your newly received monetary increase, you might have worked yourself out of a promotion because of your new salary.

      FUTURE REDUNDANCY

      When times get tough, you employer may need to cut back on staff and it’s likely they will make cuts with staff they feel are less loyal or likely to leave first.

      NOTHING WILL CHANGE

      The same circumstances that have caused you to consider a change will repeat themselves in the future even if you accept a counter offer now. Money does not resolve most issues. Remember the reasons you were looking to make a career change in the first place.

      STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

      Statistics show that if you accept a counter offer, the probability of voluntarily leaving in six months or being let go within one year is extremely high. The number one reason is obvious – the money or promotion received in the counter offer did not change the original reason people began a job search and your employer no longer sees you as a content member of staff, who is
      loyal to their goals.

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