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That said, while serious "playing them against each other" is a bad
idea, I think it would be okay, if you actually have another offer,
to say "I've been offered a job as Panjandrum of Tech Writing at the
XYZ Corp, with a $$$ raise. I like it here, and would be sorry to
leave, but I have my family to think of" or something like that, and
see what they say.
And two weeks is certainly acceptable, and pretty standard, notice.
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