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Top Ten Reasons to Decline a Counteroffer

  • You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From this day forward, your loyalty will be questioned.
  • 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? Is it your next raise? All companies have wage and salary guidelines which they must follow.
  • 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.
  • Once the word gets out, the relationship that you now enjoy with your co-workers will never be the same. You will lose the personal satisfaction of peer group acceptance.
  • What type of company do you work for if you have to threaten to resign to get what you want and what you are worth?