Recently got a raise, am I total ass for leaving?

New / Ops oyyw40
Sep 25, 2018 20 Comments

I got a pretty solid raise at my company about 2 months ago, but even when getting the raise my boss new I was pretty restless in my current job and city I’m in. I got a solid offer from a company in Denver (where I want to be) and I’m going to take it. Is that just an asshole move on my part?

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  • Intel PSOsGhost
    No. You own you. Your life, family and your happiness. You don’t owe anybody anything. You earned the raise. Done bam!

    Only bummer is your money could have done to somebody else. But stay or go that doesn’t change.
    Sep 25, 2018 0
  • Oath Pooch
    Let’s be honest. It is an asshole move. Manager must have fought for you. Now he will have to hire and train a new person. As a manager it hurts when someone can’t be grateful for even 6 damn months.
    Sep 25, 2018 5
    • Wayfair addA30
      Get a thicker skin. Your employees don't owe you shit if another company was able to poach them.
      Sep 25, 2018
    • Google LCHardIsEz
      Obviously you didn't pay them enough if they're able to so easily justify leaving.
      Sep 25, 2018
    • Oath Pooch
      Bullshit. I am sure you will leave your wives for someone withhigher package.
      Sep 25, 2018
    • Wayfair addA30
      Wtf does that have to do with renting out my time and skills for money?

      I work for money and fulfillment. If someone else provides me with more, I go there. If you think loyalty to a corporation has value, you're an asshole.
      Sep 25, 2018
    • Google LCHardIsEz
      If you marry for money then sure that's the metric you should decide on. Most people aren't gold diggers so that isn't the deciding factor.

      Obviously there are other factors involved like work life balance, management, team cohesion, projects, etc. Comp is a very compelling factor and if there is too much of a delta it will override all other factors because ultimately money is the reasons we work (for most people).

      Tldr; pay up
      Sep 25, 2018
  • IBM / Eng IBM-FNG
    Nope, do what is right for you because at the end of the day, your employer will never have your best interest in mind.
    Sep 25, 2018 0
  • New / Product
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    Nope, it is not.
    Sep 25, 2018 0
  • Tesla / Eng 🐉⛈
    Nope, I've done the same thing OP. You don't owe anyone anything, it's your life. You earned that raise from the hardwork you did. It's not like your employer lost anything by giving you a raise so there is nothing to feel bad about!
    Sep 25, 2018 0
  • Wayfair addA30
    Fuck em. It wasn't enough.
    Sep 25, 2018 0
  • Intel / Mktg nononsense
    No. It does suck as the manager, but if a company can't give you what you want and someone else can (location, role, compensation) you can't fault the employee for leaving.

    Handle it maturely and gracefully - give as much notice as possible, develop a transition plan, work to make sure everything is wrapped up neatly, don't flip everyone the bird on your way out and you will be fine.
    Sep 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Parkador
    It's fine. You never get a raise because of future promise, you get the raise because of what you've done. So you won it, and you don't owe them shit
    Sep 25, 2018 0
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    No, just help your boss find a replacement and leave on excellent terms.
    Sep 25, 2018 0

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