Why you should turn down that Counter offer if you are in Facilities Management!
You have just been offered a new facilities management role, it is now time to speak to your employer and give them the news you are leaving for pastures new. But wait - they have delivered just what you didn’t expect, a counter offer with more money! A counter offer may be very appealing in terms of a pay increase and you will no doubt be flattered but is accepting really your best facilities management career move?
There is a reason you started looking for a new facilities job and while an increase in salary may have been your motivation there were probably other reasons why you started your job search; for instance it could be you dislike your boss/colleagues or you are not challenged by your workload or there has been a lack of recognition for your effort. These reasons aren’t going to change and once the initial flattery of a counter offer has worn off these factors will start to bother you again, they don’t go away!!
Counter offers in the facilities management industry are often made by employers in a moment of panic. They don’t want to do without the knowledge and go through the challenges of recruiting somebody new into the role and to train them up. However if you do accept the counter offer you will probably find your relationship with your boss has changed; at the back of their mind they will be wondering your commitment and loyalty to the company. If redundancies crop up in the future you may find yourself top of the pile.
Statistics show that 70 – 80 % of employees whom accept counter offers leave or are let go within a year. Bear in mind if you turn the new employer down at this stage it is unlikely you will get another opportunity with that company in the future, they will always remember you as the one whom chose to stay with their company and usually will not give you another chance. Make sure you are not one of those statistics by looking to the future. Think of the new opportunities, new acquaintances and new responsibilities in your new job role, don’t look to the past you may regret it!
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