I've been listening to Manager Tools for quite awhile, but this is my first time participating in the community. I've enjoyed the podcasts and they've helped me through some tough decisions.
I would like to get some advice about accepting a counter-offer from a company when I currently do not have another offer. My position with my current company was a Jr.-level manager who actually does more front-line work than management. I let my current manager know that I plan to leave on June 30th.
I have been offered a potential different job with the company in a different location. We don't even know if it can be done, but it would remove me from most of the circumstances that caused me to resign. I have a close relationship with my boss and, in theory, would love the job again in a different role and place. It is a unique position that I will not be able to find elsewhere (unless I "built" a position like it elsewhere).
I know the general wisdom is never to resign before you have another offer. The truth is I didn't have the time or emotional energy required at this time to follow through on the search, and I do need to stay with my current position at least until June 30th. So I have time to be soliciting other offers, and my boss is well-aware of that now.
I'd appreciate some counsel from the MT community. I've been reviewing the MT podcasts on counter-offers and resigning and they've been very helpful in helping me sort out things.