I am in a situation.

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@jb20:  What sorts of awful things?

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Obviously, they value you as an employee or they would have let the door slam behind you on your last day.  The only issue you may have is that you may regret not striking out on your own with your own business.  Maybe it’s worth setting aside the extra money over the next year or two so you have a nice nest egg to invest in your own business should you get the itch to leave again.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@jb20:  That’s AWESOME! Congrats!

I have a friend who found out she was the lowest paid person on her team (by over 5k!), was disgusted, and found a new job. They offered her a 10K raise to stay, and guaranteed her a raise (between 2-5K) a year for the rest of her employment!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@jb20:  Some companies just don’t offer raises unless there is risk of losing an employee.  My company does reviews every year but people in my position don’t ever get raises unless we put in notice to leave or apply to transfer to a better position.  If you didn’t put in notice to purposely push the issue, then it shouldn’t matter.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

What? Accepting the counter offer is perfectly fine. It shows that 1) you were serious about leaving, and they obviously needed to (and did) make a big offer to keep you and 2) that you respect the company and do see a futuer there.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i don’t see anything negative about accepting a counter offer.  if a company counters, that means that you are valuable to them.  they want you.  nothing wrong with that.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@beachbride1216:  My company is the same way: they’ll keep you 2-5K underpaid…unless you put in notice, then suddenly they become much more interested in keeping this “valuable employee.” SMH.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If your company felt the way about counter offers as the things you’re reading, then they wouldn’t have offered you one.

Look at this as an opportunity to save up for that business venture or maybe start it small and stay in this position until the venture is enough to sustain you full-time.

But don’t worry about what they may or may not be thinking. You are valued and they felt the need to reaffirm that value to keep you. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

This is standard practice.  Don’t feel bad about accepting it.  YAY! You got a nice raise!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

In my industry the only way to make your way up the ladder is to switch employers or threaten to do so.  It’s just a fact.  My boss thinks I’m worth whatever I’m willing to work for, unless I prove that someone else thinks I’m worth more.  It’s sad, but loyalty is not rewarded, it’s taken advantage of.  The only way my husband has gotten his decent increases is switching employers or bringing it offers from competitors.

Other people are looked down on if they accept a counter offer if we don’t think they’e worth it, but that’s rare. We have one coworker who threatened to quit and we all think they should have let him go, but our director was freaking out that everyone was quitting, so the guy got a huge raise and stayed. 

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