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A client just asked me if I would leave the agency and move to her team. I'm not interested, but is there ANY reason to not decline right away? Bargaining chip at my agency? Or keep it quiet?

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Had something similar happen to me recently and tried to think of all logical ways to work it out. In the end, I felt like any other option but keeping quiet about it just made me look awful. My office has a strong “if you don’t speak up about yourself, you don’t get noticed” mentality, but it’s still a weird situation to be in. If nothing else, it’s flattering!

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Not really a bargaining chip, because it's a client, and then trying to poach you could turn into a huge mess of problems if it came to light. There might be stuff buried in your contract, and theirs, to try and prevent that, that your particular client contact may not be aware of. Best to just keep quiet, and their contact info on file in case you ever do want to leave.

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It only boosts your value at the agency, especially if that particular client is well respected. However use the information strategically....think about how it could benefit you before disclosing that, and what you want out of the conversation.

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