Counter-Offers are like cheatin' wives.
Ozzie the Turkish Headhunter compares a counter-offer from your current employer to a cheating wife's promise that she'll never treat you badly again. Her advice?
If you just put your hand in mine, You're gonna leave all your troubles behind. You're gonna walk and don't look back.
But, really, isn't the candidate who accepts a counter-offer more like the cheater who promises never to stray?
That's what recruiters say when they advise candidates not to accept a counter-offer. "Your employer will want to keep you aboard in the short term," they argue, "But she will never trust you again. So, once you've 'sinned', you might as well go all the way." Don't look back.