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comment Changing jobs and leaving a project without a leader (aka, me)
I will only try to squeeze money out of my employer if the new guys are bad about giving the old guys a decent notice. In that case, I would turn bad guys down and tell my boss what that I am not leaving but have found out what I am worth. I'll let him decide if he wants to prevent me from being taken away.
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comment Changing jobs and leaving a project without a leader (aka, me)
I think timely notification is a good point. Thanks for that.
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comment Changing jobs and leaving a project without a leader (aka, me)
If the offer comes through as advertised, there are many reasons that I won't entertain a counter-offer. The job will be better for me and my career. However, I have been thinking that, if the new company presses me to leave sooner that I think right, I may not disqualify them right away but, instead, give my current boss a chance to counter. In that case, I wouldn't require that he match (I know he can't) but would only turn down the counter offer if it was disrespectful.
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comment Changing jobs and leaving a project without a leader (aka, me)
Sorry to hear about your discomfort. Obviously, you should take a new job if you can. If it doesn't happen, start looking. I take a year off of job hunting whenever I take a job. Then I start looking again. You can always (and usually will) turn them down because it's not a good enough opportunity to be worth the disruption, but once in awhile, well, I found a nice gig. You can, too.
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comment Changing jobs and leaving a project without a leader (aka, me)
I agree with you about that. He should have listened to me about getting another person involved. I know I'm not at fault, per se, but I am acting in a way that will inflict pain on others. I guess I'm just weak. Don't worry though, I'm going to tough it out for Number 1. No more Mr Wimp-Guy.
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comment Changing jobs and leaving a project without a leader (aka, me)
I will do everything I can to ease the transition, including making myself available to help/advise. This is a really good project. Not only do I want to reduce the harm to the company, I really want to make sure the project, my baby, succeeds.
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comment Changing jobs and leaving a project without a leader (aka, me)
My current employer tries not to be capricious with people's lives but you're right. No vow of loyalty here. I am not indispensable, but I do have a lot of proprietary knowledge. It will be bad. That said, I love your metaphor "If you truely are indispensable, then when you pull your finger out you will leave a hole."
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comment Changing jobs and leaving a project without a leader (aka, me)
I hasten to add, "go for the money and cool job." I also note that 30% is more than just money. In my case, it's a change of lifestyle for my family (read, college savings and the first vacation in living memory).
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