Managers may have a counter offer when you want to switch jobs and give your two weeks notice. Don’t fall for it! Here’s why you should avoid temptation:
1. Your core reasons for leaving this company haven’t changed.
Think hard about why you went job hunting again. You likely had a conviction about why making the switch was necessary.
2. It shouldn’t have taken this long to be acknowledged and rewarded
Why is this company only offering you a company car or a promotion now? You would have been rewarded earlier if this counter offer was genuine. Consider this move by the company desperate and near-sighted.
3. They’re actively looking for your replacement
Your manager probably considers you disloyal since you want to leave. So why would the company keep you on staff for long? A counter offer is a mere stop-gap measure until s/he finds your replacement.
Once you’ve decided to leave a company, leave. It’s the right decision and will serve you well in the long-term.