about 19 years, 10 months ago
In reply to When do I tell them?
I assume that money is your main objective, even if you feel the other job may offer more in the way of your interests. People VERY rarely take a job just because it’s what they want to do.
If you really wanted to do somthing you are more interested in, you’d do it yourself instead of for another company, I hope.
I’m not saying work for money, but I don’t think anyone would work 9-5 for somebody just because they enjoy it, you have rent/mortgage, bills to pay etc. This is why the human race is forced to work for a paycheck.
So..with that said, do you know the salary you’d be offered to stay where you are? If the opther company offers more money, pehapse your current employer will match it. It can be a scary and insecure position to take but if you’re worth it, the company will buckle and pay up accordingly.
As for WHEN to tell them, I’d hold out until either one or the other were finalized. The other company may change plans, it happens quite often, if you’ve already declined promotion at your current emloyer, they may not be interested in promoting you if the second job falls through, especially if you’ve shown disinterest with the company by looking elsewhere.
You’re thinking morally which is nice to see but in the world of business morals are few and far between. I wouldn’t give them a reason to NOT hire you permanently. Just sit back and do your job,when something else is offered to you, weigh the benefits and make a decision. Hopefully, if your NEW employer makes an offer, they will have the patience and see your honor in providing your current employer with the neede notice.
this will look good to a new employer because it shows that even though you are going elsewhere, you still respect the company enough to give them proper notice and work according to your contracts obligations.
Mum’s the word.