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Old 04-15-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Cary and Wilmington, NC
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Default Job offer...let current employer know

Question. I have a job that I really love. One of our fellow companies has offered me a job and has been recruiting me pretty hard the last few days. Is it wrong to let me current employer know that I am being recruited even though I have no intentions of taking the other job?
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Question. I have a job that I really love. One of our fellow companies has offered me a job and has been recruiting me pretty hard the last few days. Is it wrong to let me current employer know that I am being recruited even though I have no intentions of taking the other job?
And your point would be....????? To show your current employer that you could be snagged anytime? Personally, I wouldn't unless you really want to take the job. If you're hinting for a raise, why don't you just come straight out?
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:02 PM
 
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I think this is tricky. This happened to my husband who was not getting paid what he deserved and his boss was just fired. He went into the GM and plainly stated "This company is trying to recruit me, I want to make sure A) my job is secure and B) I get paid what I am worth"

He got a huge bump in pay and job security.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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Question. I have a job that I really love. One of our fellow companies has offered me a job and has been recruiting me pretty hard the last few days. Is it wrong to let me current employer know that I am being recruited even though I have no intentions of taking the other job?
Only tell your current manager IF you are confident that you could be happy with another job. Even with the small possibility of actually receiving a raise from your manager in the attempt to keep you, there's a very real possibility that they will start looking for your replacement as soon as you finish your conversation with them.

I would look at this type of situation as a need-to-know basis only - your current manager doesn't need to know since you indeed don't want to take the job offer available at this time. Your manager also doesn't need to learn regardless of whether it is true that you're currently willing to entertain job offers (or seek them out). Letting them know these things is just a lose-lose situation, seriously.

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Old 04-16-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Never show your hand.

The only time you tell your employer about another offer is after your resignation.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Never show your hand.

The only time you tell your employer about another offer is after your resignation.
This is the best advice in the thread.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:26 PM
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Location: Arlington, Virginia
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Question. I have a job that I really love. One of our fellow companies has offered me a job and has been recruiting me pretty hard the last few days. Is it wrong to let me current employer know that I am being recruited even though I have no intentions of taking the other job?
Are you going to take the other job? If not, no reason to PO your boss by telling him.
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