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If you’re ready to leave your present job, but your employer makes a counter offer to persuade you to stay on, it’s worth considering carefully if it’s worthwhile to take it up. If you choose to stay on and accept a pay rise, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. In the first place, if you’re leaving the company because the culture doesn’t agree with you, or if you have problems with the employer, a pay rise might not be the magic bullet that will solve all these issues. Also, once you’ve made your initial decision to resign, and then take it back on account of the counter offer, your real loyalty to the company might be called into question. Therefore, it’s always advisable to take all matters into consideration before accepting the counter offer.