I know what Mike says but I have a real dilemma here:
I currently work as a financial analyst at a good firm with very nice co-workers and I am getting good feedback regarding my work. I started last October and in the latest performance review (late April) my boss made some comments "about having to talk again in September" (I guess she meant salary review).
Now comes the catch: a competitive company with similar working habits (I know that for a fact, a friend of mine worked there) has approached me about filling a very similar position, offering me almost twice the salary I am currently being paid.
I believe I have the same possibilities in terms of career development in both places, in fact when I told the head of research of the inquiring company about my plans of studying an Executive MBA while working he was receptive.
I have been discussing this issue with my pillow throughout the weekend and I have not reached a firm decision (on Monday they will make a final offer): the main reason for changing jobs would be the money (as I said the working environment is very friendly, so I would not be trading that for money).
What should I do? I am not particularly keen about telling my boss about the offer (I don't want to open that Pandora's box) but what if I decline the offering and then comes September and the pay rise is not that generous?