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Old March 24th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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So I was offered a job at "Company A" for the same amount that I am currently making. The new job will be the same pay at the bottom of the ladder where as I am currently second in command at that pay.

I said yes to the new job.

I gave my resignation and 2 weeks notice to my boss. He went to his boss, Regional Manager, and told him what was going on. The regional manager told my boss that he was going to try to pull some strings and get me a promotion and a hefty raise if I decided to stay. Most likely this would mean I would have to drive 30 miles each way for this position (Jeep gets 15mpg, not beneficial). The cost of gas would pretty much put me right back to where I was.

Here is the dilemma: Do I go to "Company A" and tell them that my current employer is offering me a nice package to stay so that they will up the ante? The guy that offered me this job is really nice and I already know him outside work but I don't want to ruin any relationship that is already starting.

I really don't like my current job and I have been there 6 years. The new job would give me every Sunday off and every other saturday (I currently work every saturday). The benefits are pretty much the same as far as 401k and health insurance.



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Old March 24th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #2
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CLIFF NOTES:

-Offered new job from "Company A"
-Gave 2 weeks and currently employer is offering more money to stay
-Do I go to "Company A" and tell them that the current employer has a higher bid for me?
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Old March 24th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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-Offered new job from "Company A"
-Gave 2 weeks and currently employer is offering more money to stay
-Do I go to "Company A" and tell them that the current employer has a higher bid for me?

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Old March 24th, 2008, 07:50 PM   #4
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I really don't like my current job and I have been there 6 years. The new job would give me every Sunday off and every other saturday (I currently work every saturday). The benefits are pretty much the same as far as 401k and health insurance.

Looks like you already answered your question. Why would you want to stay at a place that you don't like?
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Old March 24th, 2008, 07:51 PM   #5
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Did you tell your current boss how much "Company A" is willing to pay you?
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Old March 24th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #6
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If I am understanding this correctly, you would be making the same amount of money and at the bottom of the ladder at Company A, which suggests there is a lot of potential and a further career path for you. Its also no loss in benefits, a shorter drive, and more days off?

At the current place you don't like, you drive more, get less days off, and have climbed almost to the top at the current company just to find out they have been holding out on you.

Fuck them. Bail and go to Company A, but mention your current employer made a counter-offer.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #7
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I said yes to the new job.

I gave my resignation and 2 weeks notice to my boss.

I really don't like my current job and I have been there 6 years.

Haven't you already answered yourself, then?

Don't go back to company A and weasel more money. You should have done that before accepting the offer. (next time, discuss with your old company if they'll do something, before accepting the offer).
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Take the new job. It sounds like there is more room to grow, people to learn from, and room to advance.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #10
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I really don't like my current job and I have been there 6 years. The new job would give me every Sunday off and every other saturday (I currently work every saturday). The benefits are pretty much the same as far as 401k and health insurance.



WHAT WOULD YOU DO?????
If you think you'll like the new job better I don't see why you'd wanna stay with a job that you dont like, especially if you'll be making the same amount of money at both.
I'm still in college and have never really had a full time job for any length of time, but that was just my opinion so take it for what its worth.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 07:56 PM   #11
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Looks like you already answered your question. Why would you want to stay at a place that you don't like?
No shit, move on. Playing the price matching game will only cause problems down the road.

I might mention it to the new boss depending on the relationship, but not demand more money. More like "I could really use the extra cash, but I already told you I would come work for you." If you don't get more money now, it will help you in the future when it is time for a raise.
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Haven't you already answered yourself, then?

Don't go back to company A and weasel more money. You should have done that before accepting the offer. (next time, discuss with your old company if they'll do something, before accepting the offer).
x2. Be careful about discussing it with your current company though, because I've had companies cut me right then and there if you were do follow Jesus 's advice.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #13
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Go with the new job.

My friend was in the same position you are in right now. The company he works for made the same statement. Give you a raise and promotion if you stay. My buddy being loyal stayed with his current employer. It took him a year to get that raise and he never got the promotion. Now he is happy about the raise but not happy with his job. He wishes he would have took the other job offer and left the company he works for.
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So I was offered a job at "Company A" for the same amount that I am currently making. The new job will be the same pay at the bottom of the ladder where as I am currently second in command at that pay.

I said yes to the new job.

I gave my resignation and 2 weeks notice to my boss. He went to his boss, Regional Manager, and told him what was going on. The regional manager told my boss that he was going to try to pull some strings and get me a promotion and a hefty raise if I decided to stay. Most likely this would mean I would have to drive 30 miles each way for this position (Jeep gets 15mpg, not beneficial). The cost of gas would pretty much put me right back to where I was.

Here is the dilemma: Do I go to "Company A" and tell them that my current employer is offering me a nice package to stay so that they will up the ante? The guy that offered me this job is really nice and I already know him outside work but I don't want to ruin any relationship that is already starting.

I really don't like my current job and I have been there 6 years. The new job would give me every Sunday off and every other saturday (I currently work every saturday). The benefits are pretty much the same as far as 401k and health insurance.



WHAT WOULD YOU DO?????
I would tell them all Hasta La Chi Chi that means see ya latter I'm going to start my own company. Oh hey let me revise that I told them all Hasta La Chi Chi and started my own company. Its the old investment vs risk thing.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #15
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thank you all so far for your answers. I meet tomorrow with the regional manager so I kinda wanted a game plan to follow. I will have to bite my tongue because it upsets me that they waited until I had one foot out the door to try to pull some strings, obviously it could have been done long before if they really valued my work.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #16
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If you aren't happy where you are at, split. Nothing sucks more than going to work when you hate the place, regardless of money and benefits. I know this firsthand.

When you start your new job, threaten to rape your old boss.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #18
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I had the same problem some years back. When I turned in my resignation the owner was "shocked". Made me a great offer to stay. So I stayed. As soon as I stayed I started being treated differently as if I were a traitor that had held them for ransom.

8 months later I quit.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #19
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Well, I decided i would update everyone on the situation. The offer that my current employer gave me was very tempting. I know a lot of you had very good advice and told me to walk away, BUT I didn't!

I am actually getting promoted to a Store Manager at a brand new store. This also means a huge pay increase.

The whole reason I have gotten fed up with my job currently is because there is one employee that makes everyones life miserable. I just think it would make my job more enjoyable to start fresh.

THE NEW STORE IS IN SALT LAKE CITY! Moab here I come! The company is paying a complete relocation package. We are still trying to nail down a timeframe for when I will be leaving but it would probably be middle of summer. I am actually going to be helping open 3 new stores in the Salt lake area so it will be very good for my reputation in the company.

I"M SO EXCITED FOR MOAB TRIPS!!!
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Old March 29th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #20
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Good luck. Hopefully it works out the way you want and the company actually cares about you (doubtful)
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