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10 Reasons to not accept a counter-offer

  • You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From this day on, your loyalty will always be in question.
  • Consider the following ———- an employer offers you a position – you accept – you resign – you turn down the counter offer – a few days later the new employer notifies you that they decided to retain or hire someone else for the position your were hired for, and that they will be rescinding the offer – did they create a blunder? How would you feel?
  • Consider the reverse, you have accepted the new employer’s offer, the new employer has announced your hiring or released the person you were going to replace, and you decide to accept a counter offer you said you wouldn’t ———- did you create a blunder? How would you feel?
  • When promotion time comes around, your employer will remember who is loyal and who is not.
  • When times get tough, your employer will begin the cutbacks with you. Accepting a counteroffer is an insult to your intelligence and a blow to your personal pride; you were bought.
  • Where is the money for the counteroffer coming from? All companies have wage and salary guidelines which must be followed. Is it your next raise early?
  • Your company will immediately start looking for a new person at a cheaper price.
  • The same circumstances that now cause you to consider a change will repeat themselves in the future, even if you accept a counteroffer.
  • Statistics show that if you accept a counteroffer, the probability of voluntarily leaving in six months or being let go in one year is extremely high.
  • What type of company do you work for if you have to threaten to resign before they will give you what you are worth?

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