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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

If your mower quits, do you get mad at it?

I read this article - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-should-never-accept-counter-offer-lee-nallalingham - on LinkedIn and was compelled to respond with a comment on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:article:8067082227064057654/?commentUrn=urn:li:comment:(article:8067082227064057654,6300908084642533376). After I clicked Post, I discovered there is no "edit post" option.

This is what I wrote, verbatim:

If your mower quits, do you get mad at it? I don't because it is inanimate. inanimate. I believe that my mower has one purpose: cut the grass. Likewise, I believe that a company is inanimate. It's purpose is to make money. One way to make money is to pay for your services/ skills no higher than your market value. When you received the higher offers, your employer saw that your services and skills had a higher market value and so, to retain your services and skills, they offered you more $ so the company could make money.

Frankly, someone else is capable of doing your job. No one was born as the only one to do a task. Perhaps you replaced someone when you started. When you leave, someone else will either do your tasks or they will not be done.

Final point: I think you have to make sure that you do what is best for you. I've been where you were and also didn't accept the counter offer. For me, it was a decision that I sometimes wonder what would have happened if I had accepted the counter offer. It was a turning point in my life.

And this is what I wanted to edit the post to be:
If your mower quits, do you get mad at it? I don't because it is inanimate. inanimate. I believe that my mower has one purpose: cut the grass. Likewise, I believe that a company is inanimate. It's Its purpose is to make money. One way to make money is to pay for your services/ skills no higher than your market value. When you received the higher offers, your employer saw that your services and skills had a higher market value and so, to retain your services and skills, they offered you more $ so the company could make money.

Frankly, someone else is capable of doing your job. No one was born as the only one to do a task. Perhaps you replaced someone when you started. When you leave, someone else will either do your tasks or they will not be done.

Final point: I think you have to make sure that you do what is best for you. I've been where you were and also didn't accept the counter offer. For me, it was a decision that I sometimes wonder question - what would have happened if I had accepted the counter offer.? In the Big Picture, It it was a turning point in my life.

I realize those are minor edits.

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