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A counteroffer can be very flattering, and your emotions may cause you temporarily
to lose sight of your original objectives. You may second-guess your decision and
feel the attraction of the familiar. This is exactly what your present employer
hopes will happen.
Here are 10 important reasons not to accept a counteroffer.
- When the smoke clears following a counteroffer, all the reasons why you wanted to leave are still there! You made the decision to leave because you felt that another opportunity would better fill your career needs.
- If you are worth more when you are leaving, why weren't you worth more when you were staying? Where is the money for a counteroffer coming from? Is it your raise early? Companies have strict wage and salary guidelines that they are not going to change just for you.
- It is likely that your company will immediately start looking for your replacement at a lower salary.
- When tough times come, your employer may begin the cutbacks with you.
- You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From now on, your loyalty may always be in question.
- Accepting a counteroffer may make you lose respect by seeming unsure and indecisive.
- This may seem harsh, but the chances are good that the reasons for a counteroffer have more to do with the inconvenience of making changes than with your value to the company.
- Statistics show that if you accept a counteroffer, the probability that you will resign voluntarily in six months or be let go within a year is extremely high. By that time, this new opportunity will be only a distant memory.
- Accepting a counteroffer is most likely an emotional rather than an intellectual decision.
- In the final analysis, the counteroffer has come only because of your resignation. Will you have to threaten to quit every time you want to advance within this company?