I would like to toss out a scenario to the community.
Suppose you have accepted a position to work at another company and have notified your current boss. Only to have your current company respond by proposing a counter offer. Further assume that the current company proposes an excellent counteroffer that you are going to accept. Has anyone had an experience as to how to best manage this process?
As I see it the Recruiter will push hard for the candidate to take the “other” companies offer and not be shy about sharing her displeasure if the current companies counter offer is accepted by the candidate. Furthermore, this is a recruiter that the candidate enjoys a strong relationship with and has had several successful business transactions over the past dozen years;
The Other Company will push hard for the candidate to follow through on the acceptance of their original offer (i.e. WE HAD AN AGREEMENT!).
How would (if at all) accepting the current company’s counter proposal change the dynamic going forward?