10 Reasons for Not Accepting a Counter Offer
- What type of company do your work for if you have to threaten to resign before they give you what you are worth?
- Where is the money for the counter offer coming from? Is it your next raise early? All companies have strict wage and salary guidelines, which must be followed.
- Your company will immediately start looking for a new person at a cheaper rate.
- You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From this day on, your loyalty will always be in question.
- When promotion time comes around, your employer will remember who was loyal and who wasn’t.
- When times get tough, your employer will begin the cutback with you.
- The same circumstances that now cause you to consider a change will repeat themselves in the future, even if you accept a counter offer.
- Statistics show that if you accept a counter offer, the probability of voluntarily leaving in 6 months or being let go within a year is extremely high.
- Accepting a counter offer is an insult to your intelligence a blow to your personal pride, knowing that you were bought
- Once the word gets out, the relationship that you now enjoy with your coworkers will never be the same. You will lose the personal satisfaction of peer group acceptance.
Consider the unintended consequences
Dont let emotion control your decisions, and remember why you decided to look for a new employer.
Of course every situation is different, but it is generally both unethical and a blow to a person’s reputation to change their mind and accept a counteroffer