Post # 1
….and I feel bad, because they didn’t even try to counteroffer. I’m the only person who does what I do and I’ve worked so hard for this company, but they didn’t even feel like trying to keep me. I know its just business, but it still kinda hurts. And part of the reason I’m leaving, is because they never valued me, so I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that they didn’t try to keep me. I know I’m on to bigger and better things, so I don’t know what the point of this post is, other to vent. Thanks for listening.
ETA: Management also took my quitting personally, which will make my last two weeks fun….not.
Post # 3
@coffeegal85: Ugh. Don’t feel bad, when I left the company I use to work for they offered a counter offer but then I realized it was because they wanted to go on a vacation (they couldn’t if I left) and they were going to let me go right when they got back. Some companies suck. Im sorry):
Post # 4
@coffeegal85: Keep your head up. You are right that you will be off to bigger and better things. I’m sorry they acted that way. I know how it feels to be unappreciated at a job. It’s not worth it. Now I’m at a job that not only values me, but really makes me feel like I’m a part of something big. You didn’t mention if you already have another job lined up yet or not. If you do-great! I’m sure you will be much happier. If you dont-go after your dream job! You owe it to yourself to be happy in what you do. That’s what I told myself and even though I learned a lot from those other jobs, I mostly learned what I will NOT subject myself to again.
Just get through these two weeks with your head held high. Repeatedly remind yourself that you don’t deserve this treatment, and you’re going to be better off. PM anytime if you need to. Hugs 🙂
Post # 5
@coffeegal85: That sucks! But you know, what? Screw ’em! You’ll be happier elsewhere. // My boss knew that I had gotten married and she already got a temp agency to shadow me “just in case”. In case of what? That I move or get preggers? Ugh.
Post # 6
@coffeegal85: Try not to fell bad especially if they didn’t even value you or the work you do for them. New doors with better opportunities will open for you. If you did this, is cause you know you deserve better and i am sure you do 🙂
Post # 7
@coffeegal85: Keep your head high lady! Just validation that you made the right choice. Good luck!
Post # 8
I hear you. The same thing happened to me. As others have said, its validation for knowing you made the right decision. Now I am working for the # 1 Bank in the U.S., they pay me a lot more and they treat me amazingly! Better things are coming your way soon!
Post # 9
@coffeegal85: Good for you! Now let the flood gates of bigger and better things open.
Post # 10
Thanks ladies! All your comments have made me feel a little better. 🙂
@Max04092010: I do have another job lined up 🙂
@Mrs McCain 2012: I’m moving to a job at a bank as well. Just like you, more pay and I hear that the employees are treated well.
Post # 11
@coffeegal85: don’t stress! Be a professional the last 2 weeks, and walk away with your hands clean. When I left my last job, my boss was taken totally by surprise, and definitely took it personally. But you know what? I offered to stay on for an extra week to uphold a travel committment I had made, and worked my tail off with succession plans, manuals, etc. She and I still talk to this day, and she’s more of a mentor to me now than she was while I was working.
Onwards and upwards!
ETA: Career professionals and coaches never suggest taking a counter offer, unless it’s really, really, really good. They’re on to the fact that you were leaving, and you’ll be forever remembered for it.
Post # 12
I know how you feel – I went through the same this two months ago and I promise you you’re better off! Don’t stress about the counter offer – its usually not a good career move to take it anyway. Here’s an article I found interesting when I was getting ready to switch
Good luck at your new job! And just remember – these two weeks will fly by!
Post # 13
@coffeegal85 : see, there you go! Things already are looking up for you! I bet you will like it soo much more; I know I do and it makes me that much more appreciative for the job I have currently.Wishing you the best in your future endeavers.