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HELP: Very unhappy in current role, with team, salary and work load. Got another job at independent agency but current agency has counteroffered & says I can move teams - should I stay or go?

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Counter offers is like telling a significant other you cheated because you're not in love anymore and they say I forgive you please don't go I'll change. You'll always be wondering if they're plotting against you, especially if the number seems substantial and something extremely unexpected. Don't look back. Something drove you to start looking in the first place. Take the money out of your decision and make it about your mental health and happiness.

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OP why did you get the offer in the first place? If you really wanted to go you wouldn't have let them give you a counter. You have to evaluate what you feel in your heart of hearts. Since you've worked there a while is this team worse than others, and it's a team va agency issue? No one will ever know that you resigned and that's why you are going to another team, the bigger reality is that the switch will take time so can deal with waiting?

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The devil you know vs the devil you don't

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leave.

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'Very unhappy' - leave - a counter offer is nice and makes you feel valued, but it's a sticking plaster - it won't change the root of the problem

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Might need more details about how long you've been there etc. I'd say leave. I'm always sketchy about counter offers. Feels like you've got a target on your head when the next round of layoffs comes. Change is almost always good. Go for it!

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Never accept a counter offer. There's a reason you decided to leave. Will the counter fix all that? Nowadays you can easily jump from job to job to achieve happiness, not like before where it was frowned upon.

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Leave. I find that counters tend to resemble future punishments.

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A counter offer means they could have paid you more all along and didn't. Never accept a counter, especially if you're unhappy. The money won't change anything

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Come on OP, you know the answer. Good luck in your next role.

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Definitely go.

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Leave, mc sucks

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Leave. If you've raised these issues previously and nothing changed, which made look elsewhere, then take the jump and enjoy a new challenge

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Leave and don't look back. If new place and new job not good either, look for another again... Move forward

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Change be good

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I did try using my counter to get the new employer to up their offer. It didn't work but I was still going to make more than I was at my current position and I read an article on Forbes on why you should never accept a counter so I said fuck it and left anyway.

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In the words of JoJo: "Get out... LEAVE! Right now..." 🎼💃

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Would you be happier on the new team if you stay? I agree with the others it may put a target on your back

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And if you're considering the counter, make sure to get when and how much in writing.

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Thank you very much all

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Leave the new team will know why you stayed and it won't sit well

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