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Yiming Shuang
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about 2 months ago
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Is there a better reason to stay besides the pay?

A friend of mine reached out for career advice. She’s got an offer with better pay. She notified her current employer and they offered her an equally competitive pay for her to stay. She’s torned about making a decision. It seems easier to stay at the current job because she won’t have to start everything fresh again. But there might be new challenges and room for growth if she decides to make a change.

If salary is no longer a factor, what would be the reason you’d want to stay at or leave a job? Coworkers? Responsibilities? Future growth?

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Ann John

My simple rule, if I am offered a position and take it, I leave. There was a reason to leave, no matter what it was. If you stay and the employer counter-offered, they may not forget that you held them hostage, or they perceive they were held hostage. Go and try new things.

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Joanne Maraj

That actually happened to someone I know got a great job did paperwork got ID to start in two weeks gave notice they begged him to stay he did they fired him after 2 weeks dummy

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Joyce White

Why did she want another job? Her old job may decide to fire her in the future. If you keep changing jobs, you will hit a salary cap.

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Christine Lipscomb

There is not enough information for someone on the outside to truly say. Why was she asking for career advice? Does she not like her current job? What is she looking to do and does her current job, or the new job, match better what she wants to do? From my experience, if I was looking for something else or asking for career advice that meant I had a reason to leave. If I already have a reason to move on then nothing could keep me there, not even better pay or coworkers that I liked. What I have learned is that being loyal to yourself is key to success. I have never met an employer that is more loyal to me than I am to them. She needs to do what is best for her, and no one can know what that is except her. Good luck.

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Natasha davis

I left my current employer for a better paying position because I listened to other people. I been at my employer for four years at that point. I left, gave it six months and hated it even though I made more. I been back at my employer for two years now. In a way different position making more money than prior to me leaving and at the job I left for doing a fraction of the work. I absolutely love it and don’t mind going to work now. Only down side is being away from my kids. 😂 Like another said, she has to weigh the pros and cons and decide what’s best for her. At the end of the day, her happiness is what’s the most important even above a salary. Let’s face it, who truely wants to go to a job they hate even if they salary is amazing.

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Kate DCamp

What made your friend apply for another job, or take the call (or answer the email) if they were recruited? It’s important to focus for a minute on what they didn’t like in the current job. Is it the company and it’s prospects, or their boss? Are they bored? Is there advancement opportunity at the current job? There is usually a reason. I generally do not recommend taking a counter offer unless money was the only issue. I can tell you though - it only works once. And even then, you may find that future pay increases slow down once they’ve given you money to stay. Nobody likes to be held hostage to you getting better offers repeatedly. And, by the way, anyone can get a better offer in salary if they keep at it. It doesn’t mean you were underpaid. You need to compare benefits, the financial stability of the firms and work content carefully. I once took a new job that paid a LOT more - like 40% more in salary. But, it was a big bank and they overpaid everyone. The culture was awful, my boss was worse than awful, it required a 1 hour commute and working till 8 pm every night was expected. What I missed in the interview is I told them too much about what I was looking for in a next job, and they parroted it back to me. I ran back to my old employer and begged to come back, which they thankfully let me do. I went back to my old salary - gladly - as I understood the value of the intangibles.

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Cheryl Stewart

If you enjoy your work and it gives you satisfaction, then more money at a job you aren't that excited about would be a mistake. When you have a job you truly enjoy, it doesn't feel like work. If you are in a job that makes you wake up dreading the day and that makes you feel exhausted all the time, then it is the wrong job for you. When you have a job you enjoy, you wake up ready and eager to go to work, and you feel pumped every day. Money isn't everything.

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Kwabena Larbi-Ansa

The idea that you decided to look for another job is an indication that you did not like your current employer for whatever reason. Secondly, the would be your new employer started you with a better salary and, it was not until that you informed your current employer that you've received an offer of employment with a better salary that your current employer decided to match that salary just to entice you so that you stay. Well, whatever issue that forced you to look for another job is not going to change whether you stay with the current employer. So, if I were to find myself in your situation, the only best thing I would do for me, would be to leave the current employer and accept the new employment offer.

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Carrie Griffes

Top reasons to stay dispite pay;

  1. You love the people.
  2. You love what your doing.
  3. You are continuing to learn new things.
  4. You are still challenged.
  5. And you still have room to grow with the company.

Just my 2 cents

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EDWARD COLLETON

Some things are better left unsaid most people go to work because they NEED their income in the times we are living in the only advice I have to give is be quite and keep all information as long as feasible about everything until absolutely necessary to speak to your employer

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