I have accepted a position with a new company, and will be moving to a new country (15 hour flight!) for this position. However, today my existing employer told me that they would be willing to counter by moving me to the same country and city.
Is this something I should consider?
I feel it would not be ethical to go back on my word to the new company when I've already accepted an offer. However, this big a move is very stressful, and moving with my existing company would make things much easier. I also view this move as temporary, and if I stayed with my existing company it would make coming back home in 2-4 years much easier.
I like my existing job, I have a strong internal network, and I am sad to leave this company, but my wife and I made the decision because we wanted to move. I was CONVINCED my existing employer would not counter-offer with a move, especially because it has been discussed in the past and never went anywhere.
As of two weeks ago we have a new President with expansion goals. I believe this is why my current employer is willing to consider a counter. I am not sure how to proceed.