Twelve Reasons Not To Accept A Counter Offer

Twelve Reasons Not To Accept A Counter Offer

  1. Statistics show that 85% of those who accept counter offers are gone within 6 months.
  2. 92% are gone within a year.
  3. Your peer relationships will change.
  4. Your loyalty will always be questioned—this could affect any future promotional opportunities.
  5. You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy.
  6. Your company will immediately begin looking for a new person at a cheaper price.
  7. How would you feel about being threatened in order to win?
  8. When times get tough, the company will begin the next cutback with you.
  9. You are probably getting your next raise early.
  10. You could be training your replacement.
  11. The situation rarely changes.
  12. You gave your word to XYZ Company. It is not the professional thing to do.

“The situation rarely changes” –The same circumstances that now cause you to make a change will repeat themselves in the future–even if you accept a counter offer.