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Been at the “we submitted the paperwork” stage of a promotion for 2 months. Have lined up another offer. How to communicate this to my current agency and push them to counter offer?

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just bring it to your direct manager, they will know the drill from there. however, be prepared to walk if you do this, but if you're successful watch how fast things move.

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Once had a person fake the other offer, so be honest about it, don’t inflate,etc. just set up 15 min with your manager and say, “ I know we talked in December about a promotion, but there’s been no movement on that and another opportunity has come y way. I’d prefer to stay here but I’m unsure about the promotion timing and if t raise will match this new offer.” Then just stop talking and they will either make it happen or not and that’s your answer.

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Speaking from experience, if you have engaged another agency to the point that they have given you an offer - you should take it. Because if you have simply used them as a means to get your current agency to take action, then you have just wasted the other agency’s time and resources while forcing your shop to act. Consider some bridges burned after that. By accepting the offer and resigning from your agency it becomes the failure of your current shop’s bureaucracy. They now need to commit resources to fill your spot when it could have been as simple them pushing that very bureaucracy and gaining an approval. And for you- you start a new relationship with a company that will welcome you while leaving your former agency possibly looking to get you back at some point down the road.

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No. Talking to another place to see if you potentially want to work there is not a crime. You are not wasting their time. If you are truly not serious about leaving, sure, but if you are keeping options open and actually consider leaving? Not a problem. There is no loyalty on the one side (agencies) so why do you insist on it from the other? As long as OP is direct and timely, they have done no harm.

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I’ve been on all three ends: waiting for mine, pushing for someone’s, and approving someone’s. The common denominator is making noise and reinforcing the case while you do it. Silent wheels get nothing.

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The squeaky wheel gets the grease?

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