REASONS TO NOT ACCEPT A COUNTEROFFER

A Few Of Many Reasons For Not Accepting A Counteroffer


(Provided by Bob Marshall, CPC)


  1. What type of company do you work for if you have to threaten to resign before they give you what you are worth?
  2. From where is the money for the counteroffer coming? Is it your next raise early? (All companies have strict wage and salary guidelines which must be followed).
  3. Many companies will immediately start looking for a new person at a lower salary price.
  4. You have now made your employer believe that you are unhappy. From this day on, your loyalty may always be in question.
  5. When promotion time comes around, your employer will remember who was loyal, and who wasn't.
  6. When times get tough, your employer will begin the cutback with you.
  7. The same circumstances that now cause you to consider a change will repeat themselves in the future, even if you accept a counteroffer.
  8. Statistics show that if you accept a counteroffer, the probability of voluntarily leaving in six months or being let go within one year is extremely high.
  9. 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.