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Same Job, New Pay!

February 18th, 2017 at 06:10 pm

I had alluded a while back about a potential job offer. It came through. It was about a 25% raise. I spoke to my boss about it, and she immediately asked that I give my current company a chance to keep me.

I have been with this company since right out of college. I'm on a management track within the company, and I  have a lot of flexibility built up with them since I'm very good at what I do. Unfortunately, I know that I could make a lot more elsewhere, and given our current financial situation, I decided to see what else was out there.

My company came back with a 20% raise, but when I add in my 5 weeks PTO, it is actually more than the new offer. Not to mention, the new offer is a longer commute, hourly contract work, and an unknown in terms of flexibility/security.

Given all that information, I  decided to stick with my current job. There are a couple of other concerns with it, and I let them know that should those things remain an issue in the next 6 months to a year, we may end up in the same situation.

I do feel reinvigorated though. And I'm currently working on a one-off project that should be fun.

My increase went into effect midweek this past week, so I'll see it in my first March paycheck. It should be a 500-600 monthly increase depending on taxes.

10 Responses to “Same Job, New Pay! ”

  1. snafu Says:

    Congratulations on the new offer and working out a new, improved salary with your current organization.

  2. creditcardfree Says:


  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    Great News!

  4. Wink Says:

    Well done! Congratulations!

  5. My English Castle Says:


  6. Carol Says:

    Wow, that's great!

  7. Laura S. Says:

    Nice pay raise! Congrats Smile

  8. CB in the City Says:

    Very nice!

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:


  10. rob62521 Says:

    Yowza! Yay for you. Sounds like you had a win-win and I'm happy for you!

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