By now most of us know not to accept a counter offer, but there are still a few of us who feel obligated to overshare and possibly overcommit. For that group, I have put together eight reasons why you should NEVER accept a counter offer. At the end of the day, it is totally up to you make your own decision. Carefully consider my advice before you do though.
- What type of company do you work for if you have to threaten to resign before they give you what you’re worth?
- Where is the money for the counteroffer coming from? Is it your next raise early? (Many companies have strict wage and salary guidelines that must be followed).
- Your company will immediately start looking for a new person at a lower salary.
- You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From this day on, your loyalty will always be in question.
- Your peer relationship will change now that they know you are looking.
- If times get tough, your employer will begin the cutback with you.
- The same circumstances that caused you to consider a change will repeat itself in the future, even if you accept a counteroffer.
- Statistics compiled by the National Employment Association confirm that over 80% of people who elected to accept a counteroffer are not with their company six months later.