Got offer from company, current employer asking for offer letter

Apr 19 22 Comments

Ive taken an offer with a new company, and told my manager that Ill be leaving. Current manager still wants to keep me and is asking for the offer letter to show to HR as a “company policy”. I have no interest in staying at my current employer, is there any legal base for forcing me to show the offer letter? I feel theres probably not much difference if I show them,but the paranoid side of me seems to think otherwise.

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TOP 22 Comments
  • This is ridiculous. Tell your manager to go jump off a cliff.
    Apr 19 0
  • Goldman Sachs ihf
    Your manager is just curious to see your new TC. He probably wants to jump ship too.
    Apr 19 1
    • Uber uber@4
      Was about to say this 😂
      Apr 19
  • Amazon Beff-Jezos
    No way! What a joke...
    Apr 19 0
  • SkyKick hgBm78
    If refusing to divulge another companies competitive salary information is a cause for bridge burning then I wouldn't want to work there. I'm sure they prefer to keep their salary information as much of a secret as possible too. It's a competitive advantage just like any other company information that isn't readily available to the public.
    Apr 19 1
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
      headbanger

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      headbangermore
      This 👆
      Well said 👏
      Apr 19
  • Microsoft jT47lg
    You won’t burn bridges with this company by refusing to do this. They are attempting to take advantage of your ignorance.
    Apr 19 0
  • Google
    tsukino

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    tsukinomore
    Tell them it's your "professional policy" to first see a reasonable counteroffer, to which they will chicken out and decline, so you shake your head, "I'm sorry, policies are policies"
    Apr 19 0
  • Microsoft jT47lg
    You have no obligation to share the letter. The manager might be asking to try to get you a counter offer, but if they are unable to clearly communicate this, then leaving is probably the right decision anyway.

    Company policy? Ask him company policy to accomplish what exactly?
    Apr 19 0
  • Oracle OCIsigh
    Since when are you bound by the policy of a company you have just quit? The offer you got is likely stating that it is confidential: don’t start the new gig by screwing up. You are done with the old company. You owe them nothing. Laugh to the jerk face and walk out to the new job. What can he do to you? If they have any legal standing, they can always subpoena it out of you. Otherwise, they should get it out of your cold dead hands.
    Apr 19 1
    • OP
      I dont want to burn any bridges with this company, as Ive been with them for a while and enjoy most of the people there. But I understand what youre saying..
      Apr 19
  • New / IT RatBastard
    Got offer from female, current female asking for offer letter.
    Apr 19 1
    • Pandora / Other
      JimMayor

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      MAKE PANDORA GREAT AGAIN
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      3p offer
      Apr 19
  • SkyKick hgBm78
    re-write the offer and convert everything to pesos and/or the equivalent value in sheep, cows, grain, and coffee beans
    Apr 19 0
  • Oracle / Eng I@m
    Don't
    Apr 19 0
  • ServiceNow zboot_hi
    by showing the offer letter you’re taking a risk of hr/your manager contacting your new employer and bad mouthing you. if you’re 100% not planning on staying you have nothing to gain by showing the company the offer letter.
    Apr 20 0
  • T-Mobile EKVe82
    Hell no. This has only downsides for you. Some employers are vindictive and will even go so far as to torpedo an offer a candidate has received.

    They have no basis for asking you. Don't even tell them where you are going imo.

    If they press, you can tell them you received a competitive offer for work that interests you
    Apr 19 0
  • tell them you already signed confidentiality agreement with the new company
    Apr 19 0
  • Microsoft UseDeFeet
    Do not.
    Apr 19 0
  • New VreM84
    No legal base. Tell them to blow you if they want to see the letter -- as a part of your own corporate policy.
    Apr 19 1
    • SkyKick hgBm78
      This is bad advice. Don't sell your credibility for a measly blow**b. They'll be too eager to pay this price. Think bigger.😜
      Apr 19
  • F5 Networks buzz-word
    Leave them
    Apr 19 0

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