You are contacted by an executive recruiter and told about another job with an excellent company that has an immediate need. You occupy a key position in your present company, and you are presently involved with a major long-term project (it will take at least a month to complete) that will be seriously damaged and may have to be abandoned if you leave before it is finished. The new job offers a 20 percent increase in salary and benefits. What do you do?
- Would it make any difference if the salary was only 10 percent more?
- What if it was 40 percent? Double your present salary?
- Would it make any difference to you if you really liked the people in your present job?
- If you did not like them?