10 Reasons NOT to Accept a Counter Offer

  1. "What kind of company do you work for if you have to threaten to resign before they give you what you are worth?"
  2. "Where is the money coming from for the counteroffer? Is it your next rise arriving early?" (Most companies have strict wage and salary guidelines / budgets which must be followed.)
  3. "Your company could immediately start looking for a new person at a lower salary."
  4. "You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From this day on your loyalty (and credibility) will always be in question."
  5. "When promotion time comes around, your employer will remember who was loyal and who was not."
  6. "When times get tough, your employer may 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 counter offer."
  8. "78% of people who resign and then retract their resignation voluntarily leave anyway within six months.”
  9. "People who accept a counteroffer often have a feeling that they’ve been bought rather than rewarded for the work they’ve done."
  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."