Would you take counter offer?

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  • Feb 10th, 2019 11:15 pm
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Aug 18, 2005
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abc123yyz wrote:
Feb 8th, 2019 1:19 am
From all the research out there you should never take a counter offer. Your boss may just need you now until he/she finds a replacement.
+1, counter offers are a bad idea 99.9% of the time.
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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Sep 27, 2003
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rocking23nf wrote:
Feb 10th, 2019 11:36 am
I "quit" 6 years ago, gave my notice, it was noon on a Friday, the my manger went to the ceo to try to keep me, asked me what it would take to stay. I asked for 10k increase in salary, extra weeks holiday, and pension matched at 5% instead of 3%, I gave them till 1pm to think about it. at 12:45 they offered me 5000, extra week holiday and the matching at 5%. I turned them down, at 12:59 they agreed to the full 10k, still at the company today. I work in IT.

I was at 50k, 3 weeks holidays, and 3% pension before the offer. the other company was offering me 58,000 and similar holidays.

Im now the IT manager at my company.
Thanks for the example, all the people who just read an article and states it’s a bad idea with no examples... yeah
Sep 11, 2012
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Thanks guys for all the suggestions! I end up being polite reject the counter offer. My boss was super nice and supportive so I give them extra week notice.