You are offered a new position with a company that will allow
career growth, opportunity, and more money. After careful
deliberation and much soul searching, you have accepted, or
decided to accept, the new position. However, upon
tendering your resignation, your current boss asks you to stay.
This appeal is known as a counter-offer. These temptations
create confusion and buyer's remorse. The fear of change
emotion takes over. Career changes are tough enough
because you are about to leave a comfortable job, friends,
location, etc. for an unknown opportunity where you have to
prove yourself all over again. Fear of change can cloud
the best of logic. No matter how good the new opportunity
is - it can sometimes seem more comfortable to stay.
course, we all think we are irreplaceable, and want to believe
all the flattery, but accepting a counter-offer appeal to
stay is ultimately not in your best interests.