Manager offering promotion in exchange of stay

Oath bxgeuqn
Sep 4 24 Comments

I'll be honest. It sucks to beg. I worked hard like never before. Everyone appreciated the work i did for the team. But won't be getting that promotion if don't agree to manager's terms.

It happened the second time in last one year.

Manager wants to make a deal in exchange of promotion. If i take then he's expecting me to stay. when i asked them about it, they said they dont want people leaving after promotion.

Does it really happen at your companies too?

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Amazon bhut kar
    Get your promotion and do the fuck you want.
    Sep 4 5
    • Oath bxgeuqn
      OP
      I thought I'd end up burning the bridges. I know that's stupid on my part.
      Sep 4
    • Salesforce / Eng aTicTac
      Clearly your manager doesn't care about burning a bridge with you if they want to make a promotion conditional like that.
      Sep 4
    • Amazon / Product
      beaver

      Amazon Product

      PRE
      Amazon
      beavermore
      Isn't this blackmail? So why do you give a flying fish
      Sep 4
    • Oath bxgeuqn
      OP
      Yes it is. It fucking sucks.
      Sep 4
    • Microsoft / Eng amnotblind
      "burning a bridge" haha...what kinda bridge is that anyways
      Sep 4
  • Daimler / Eng Ha@@@
    I got a promotion and i left 2 weeks later..It was shocking to the managers..
    Sep 4 6
    • Oath bxgeuqn
      OP
      Did the bridge burn? How's your relation with manager now?
      Sep 4
    • Daimler / Eng Ha@@@
      I've asked for the promotion couple of times,but never got it. He tried to persuade me to stay,but already made up my mind. Promotion was 5%increase,jumping ship was 38% increase. I have no relationship since i left..Burning bridge is so over rated.
      Sep 4
    • Oath bxgeuqn
      OP
      Happy for you Ha@@@
      Sep 4
    • Google hgfx
      Burnt bridges can be amended. I've prior manager who got really pissed at me leaving then ended up befriending me because he wanted referral.

      Karma biaches
      Sep 4
    • Symantec spy hunter
      Best time to leave is right after a promotion.
      Sep 4
  • Amazon AMOR FATI
    Simple rule: do what’s best for YOU.
    Morality is a weakness
    Sep 4 1
  • Apple 🥭mango
    This is a stupid question

    Every manager will expect the employee to stay for some time after promotion. Weather thats happens is a separate issue

    On the other hand why would you want the promotion if you really wanna move out, just focus on interviewing rather than taking additional responsibilities
    Sep 4 2
    • AppDynamics jack jack
      If the guy deserves promotion based on his current performance he should get it without further conditions.

      Leaving after promotion will help to negotiate in the next company.
      Sep 4
    • Apple 🥭mango
      Promotions are not 100% based on performance in the real world.

      Its a lot about perception and building your brand. If the manager wants to promote folks he thinks will stay for long in the team that’s his criteria.
      Sep 4
  • Microsoft MicroABC
    That is shit... Honestly, this does not encourage an environment of mutual trust and growth.
    If the manager doesn't have confidence in the brand or product, you should start searching for new opportunities. There are plenty around
    Sep 4 0
  • Salesforce / Mktg owowhtsths
    Your manager is already burning bridges with you by demonstrating they have no loyalty to you outside of blackmail. You do what you want, just make sure you keep solid references that are silod from the managers influence.
    Sep 4 0
  • VMware doof_s
    Wtf is with all this bridge burning phobia....? Do what you want as long as its ethical and legal, no one gives a shit after a few years. Ppl move on , new opportunities get created every day with no connection to the old.. take a chance
    Sep 4 0
  • New / Eng lHpK84
    Make your decision on whether you want the responsibility and hopefully pay bump.

    Don't let it stunt your career growth, even if that means leaving and risking burning that bridge.

    A good manager wouldn't try and hold that kind of condition over your head.

    You've got a insecure first line so consider that as well.
    Sep 4 0
  • Google / Eng d3j88wq
    How would he even enforce that?
    And no I haven't heard of this happening.
    Sep 4 0
  • LinkedIn Wiener
    Ask for a huge promotion stock package, which is enough to keep you from moving. If that is not satisfied then you are free to jump ship.

    Does that bridge worth anything?
    Sep 4 0