Re: Where is the ceiling in TW?

Subject: Re: Where is the ceiling in TW?
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 15:58:06 -0600

This exact situation happened to a woman at a company where I was contracting.
It so happened, she knew the software program better than almost anyone there,
but they didn't appreciate her or reward her adequately. Fed up, she found
another, better, job, and gave notice. Panic. Complete and utter panic. They
hauled her in, made all sorts of promises, offered to raise her salary to three
or four times its current level. Greed almost worked, but then she suddenly
reflected: why is it I'm worth all this money only now when I've given notice?
Then she got mad, stuck to her guns, and accepted the other offer - even though
it was for considerably less money than her current employer's last offer.

I always felt she made a wise choice: they would have milked her for her
knowledge, then found some excuse to ditch her.

Jo Byrd

"Le Vie, DonaldX S" wrote:

> Barb Einarsen said:
> >>When you resign, remind them that you made it clear what you needed and try
> not to be lured back unless you are really convinced it will be worth it. <<
> For these and many other reasons, you should rarely..if EVER...accept a
> counteroffer from your employer. A paper on the web site once
> listed 10 reasons for NOT accepting a counteroffer. One of those reasons was
> that most people who accepted a counteroffer from their employer ended up
> leaving the company anyway after 6 months.
> And the $64,000 question you need to ask yourself when considering a
> counteroffer: "Why am I today worth $XX dollars more than I was yesterday?"

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