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What are some ways in which you leveraged a job offer to get a raise, etc. from current job?

Hey War Room!


What are a few of the ways that you've leveraged an outside job offer/interview request to get an increase in salary, commission, or other benefit from your current role/manager?


Obviously would probably have to be tactful in execution, but I am eager to hear your stories!


Thanks!

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poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
The counter-offer is considered a poison apple regardless of what role you're in at a company. I've never heard of this turning into something positive for the employee or the employer.
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป What this man said.ย 

never a truer word spoken
GDO
Politicker
+6
BDM
I did it once a few months ago. Went pretty well.ย 

I told our GM i got an other offer, but did not want to leave. Only reason I was in doubt was because of the signaficant difference in OTE.

They gave me something extra (did not match), but that was the goal all along. They could give me this because I agreed to a lower sallary during the COVID period, so I was underpaid. Now Iยดm just ok.
Kinonez
Arsonist
+8
Team Lead
This just happened to me. I got an offer on the table that I didn't look for, and spoke with my manager about it. told him I didn't want to leave the company and asked what my future in the current company looked it. I didn't get a raise, but now I'm being trained for a possible position down the line.
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
I think this is the way to handle it. It does not hurt your trust with the conpany, and it might get you that sweet scaling we are all looking for.
Kinonez
Arsonist
+8
Team Lead
I think honesty and transparency will get you far, if a company doesn't appreciate it, thatโ€™s a red flag and you should leave. If you have more and better values than your company is not the right fit for you.
DaveGreen
Arsonist
+8
Head of Sales
Just don't do it. You'll always be viewed as someone who likes to shop elsewhere and the trust will goneย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Ehhh I don't think I'd go down this path.ย 
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