1. What type of company do you work for if you have to threaten to resign before they give you what you are worth?
  2. Where is the money for the counter offer coming from? Are they merely paying you your next raise early? All companies have strict salary guidelines which must be followed.
  3. Your employer will immediately start looking for someone to fill your job at a cheaper price.
  4. You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From that day on, your loyalty will be in question.
  5. When promotion time comes around, your boss will remember who has been loyal and who hasn’t.
  6. When times get tough, the first cutback could be you.
  7. The same circumstances that caused you to consider a new job will always repeat themselves in the future.
  8. Statistics show that if you accept a counter offer, the probability of voluntarily leaving in six months or being let go within one year are extremely high.
  9. The idea that you’ve been “bought” to stay on is insult to your intelligence and a blow to your personal pride.
  10. 80% of all employees who accept a counter offer are no longer with their employer after one year.