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Job offer as levelage for hire?

Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:18 AM

Hi guys

I'm looking for tips or suggestions on how to use a job offer to entice my current employer into hiring me in as a full time employee.

I'm currently working for a nice company through a contract. I have been offered a job that is full time and pays more. The only down side is that this new job is 2hrs away. Were as my current job is 1hr away.

- What are your suggestions?
- How do I present this to my current employer? (how should I word it)
- Has anyone ever done something like this before? How'd it turn out?
- Should I act like I am "hot sh.." or should I be shuttle and up front?

So far,I'm thinking about saying:

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I have been offered a new job and after checking over the offer I've decided to give them a thought. I can give "current employer" two weeks as to provide time for finding a replacement or to put into motion the works for getting me hired in full time.


I know there is a better way to say:
"Hey, someone is offering me this much. Will you match what they are offering?"

Thanks

edit; wrong slash on quote tags -Keyboards fault-

This post has been edited by calvinthedestroyer: 01 November 2010 - 09:20 AM


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Re: Job offer as levelage for hire?

Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:23 AM

To put it simply: If your employer wants you to stay badly enough, then they will match the offer. There is nothing difficult about this, just tell your employer that you have another offer, and that you want to keep your current job. However, you have to look out for yourself so if your employer can't provide a nice counter-offer, then you'll have to take the new job.
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Re: Job offer as levelage for hire?

Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:28 AM

Firstly, there must be another job, because if they decide that they won't match you gotta leave or look like a push over.

Secondly, don't act like hot shit, be modest, employers love to know that you care and are loyal, and they also know you take care of you self (i.e. needing more funds for living).

All-in-all if you play your cards correctly your employer with see you as a dedicated, loyal employee and it would be foolish not to give you full time.

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Re: Job offer as levelage for hire?

Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:28 AM

Something to consider: http://www.aqcm.net/.../tips.php?id=70

This may not apply to you since they have not yet hired you as full-time, but food for thought nonetheless. Why not just ask for a hire/raise before telling your boss that you have an offer and see what he says?

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Re: Job offer as levelage for hire?

Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:39 AM

View PostProgrammist, on 01 November 2010 - 08:28 AM, said:

Something to consider: http://www.aqcm.net/.../tips.php?id=70

This may not apply to you since they have not yet hired you as full-time, but food for thought nonetheless. Why not just ask for a hire/raise before telling your boss that you have an offer and see what he says?


I like your hire / raise idea, specially after reading that article you linked.


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And it would be better to fire you later, in the company's time frame.

That's funny, but true..
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