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Old 06-08-2014, 01:58 PM
 
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I'm in a situation now where I'm working at one location and have just gotten a job offer from another company. My current job pays $37,800 + commissions for a total of about $51,000 annually. I've been debating going to this new company offering a base of $42,000 with similar commission but I believe ultimately I will stay at my current position even if I don't get the raise that I'm thinking of asking for.

I'd like to know what would be the best way to package a request for raise. I know I can get a written offer from the new company but that would require me to accept the offer which I am 75% sure that I will later decline regardless of outcome. I'm afraid that this might be seen negatively and damage opportunities I may have in the future with this company in the future. Is this fear justified?

I already received an 8% raise at the beginning of the year after good performance and a great review. Not sure how this information may impact my chances. Our area workforce is down about 15% and about another 10% are new and some colleagues of mine have said that this can be used as leverage to get the raise.

Under the circumstances, should I accept the offer from the new company, present the offer to my boss and ask for raise but stay regardless of outcome, so basically I'd be bluffing about leaving.

Is there another suggestion someone has to best handle this?

You can see my other thread about more details about the specifics of the two positions.
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Old 06-08-2014, 02:14 PM
 
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I'm in a situation now where I'm working at one location and have just gotten a job offer from another company. My current job pays $37,800 + commissions for a total of about $51,000 annually. I've been debating going to this new company offering a base of $42,000 with similar commission but I believe ultimately I will stay at my current position even if I don't get the raise that I'm thinking of asking for.

I'd like to know what would be the best way to package a request for raise. I know I can get a written offer from the new company but that would require me to accept the offer which I am 75% sure that I will later decline regardless of outcome. I'm afraid that this might be seen negatively and damage opportunities I may have in the future with this company in the future. Is this fear justified?

I already received an 8% raise at the beginning of the year after good performance and a great review. Not sure how this information may impact my chances. Our area workforce is down about 15% and about another 10% are new and some colleagues of mine have said that this can be used as leverage to get the raise.

Under the circumstances, should I accept the offer from the new company, present the offer to my boss and ask for raise but stay regardless of outcome, so basically I'd be bluffing about leaving.

Is there another suggestion someone has to best handle this?

You can see my other thread about more details about the specifics of the two positions.
I highlighted it in bold text but which ever company you are referring to that is the one you should go with based off this statement. If you see/ care about your future growth with x company then you need to stay/ go there.
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