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Stacey Parker
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Here's my situation, I've been working at the same small business for five years as an office manager. I love my job and my boss, she's the best. She let me take 6 months off due to a family tragedy, has always had my back, and I've gotten incremental pay bumps. Lately I've been looking for new work just in case something amazing comes along - and it did. I was just offered an account manager job at an agency for 25% pay increase. Please share your advice and experience, I'm completely torn.

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Charlotte Ross

Ask for a raise and more responsibility at your existing job. Let you boss know you respect and admire her, but you need to do what's best for you financially.

Ask for a raise and more responsibility at your existing job. Let you boss know you respect and admire her, but you need to do what's best for you financially.

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Mattie Comer

Stacey...If you are seriously considering the new position just because of a 25 percent $ increase, think long and hard and compare the pro's and con's of both positions and salaries. A big boost in salary is not always as it appears and your current position is something you love. If your current employer wants to keep you, she will try find a way if she is able to keep you on board. Give her a "fighting chance" to possibly counter offer, take time to decide and make a decision. This is on you and you alone. Many people have been faced with this delima and some make the right decision.

Stacey...If you are seriously considering the new position just because of a 25 percent $ increase, think long and hard and compare the pro's and con's of both positions and salaries. A big boost in salary is not always as it appears and your current position is something you love. If your current employer wants to keep you, she will try find a way if she is able to keep you on board. Give her a "fighting chance" to possibly counter offer, take time to decide and make a decision. This is on you and you alone. Many people have been faced with this delima and some make the right decision.

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Peter Maddox

Ask your boss to match the offer. Maybe you can stay and get paid more.

Ask your boss to match the offer. Maybe you can stay and get paid more.

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Christiane Bustamante

Money is not all! Try to to have a transparent conversation with your boss. Believe me: a nice work environment means a lot!

Money is not all! Try to to have a transparent conversation with your boss. Believe me: a nice work environment means a lot!

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Grace Yu

Sorry to say, you don't owe your boss anything. Do what's best for you.

Sorry to say, you don't owe your boss anything. Do what's best for you.

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Jill Ferren

I would stay where you are. Its comfortable n you like your employer. No amount of money can replace that. You may not like it so much where your going.

I would stay where you are. Its comfortable n you like your employer. No amount of money can replace that. You may not like it so much where your going.

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Fred Alvarado

Bottom line, you need to do what best for you and your family. Company always talk about loyalty, however that loyalty generally runs one way from the bottom, up. Take the money, make sure your going to like the job the people you’ll be working with. Because not all money is good money. Good luck

Bottom line, you need to do what best for you and your family. Company always talk about loyalty, however that loyalty generally runs one way from the bottom, up. Take the money, make sure your going to like the job the people you’ll be working with. Because not all money is good money. Good luck

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Gloria Cabrera

What a good problem to have :)

What a good problem to have :)

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Ghada Jadallah

be careful leaving a job you are very happy with it and go the unknown, I will ask your boss to adjust your paycheck, the more money you make the more taxes you pay. Make sure you are making the right move.

be careful leaving a job you are very happy with it and go the unknown, I will ask your boss to adjust your paycheck, the more money you make the more taxes you pay. Make sure you are making the right move.

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Amanda L Bryant

Stacey, you say that wanted a better job, well you were offered one, you say that your current employer was the best, make up your mind as to what you want, good luck 😊

Stacey, you say that wanted a better job, well you were offered one, you say that your current employer was the best, make up your mind as to what you want, good luck 😊

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