Reasons to Not Accept a Counter Offer

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Top Ten Reasons Not to Accept a Counter Offer

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Reason Number 1

Statistics compiled by the National Employment Association confirm the fact that over 80% of people who elected to accept a counter offer are not with their company six months after they chose to accept the counter offer.

Reason Number 2

Where is the money for the counter offer coming from? Is it your next raise, are you given a raise earlier than expected? (Many companies have strict wage and salary (guidelines that must be followed).

Reason Number 3

Your company will immediately start looking for a new person at a lower salary.

Reason Number 4

You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From that day and going forward, your loyalty will always be in question.

Reason Number 5

When promotion time comes around, your employer will remember who was loyal and who was not. Which list do you think you will be on?

Reason Number 6

When times get tough, your employer will begin the cutback with you .

Reason Number 7

Even if you accept a counter offer, the same circumstances that now cause you to consider a change will repeat themselves in the future. The only thing that changed in your situation was your salary, the non-monetary problems remain.

Reason Number 8

What does it say about your current company you work for if you have threatened to resign before they give you what you are worth?

Reason Number 9

Accepting a counteroffer is a bribe and a blow to your personal pride. Were you bought?


Reason Number 10

Once the word gets out, the relationship that you now enjoy with your co-workers will never be the same. You will lose the personal satisfaction of peer group acceptance.


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