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I am in a very difficult position

I work at a pharmaceutical industry that has also a start up side company, and i worked in the second till now. I have a very attractive offer from a multinational that wants to set up dev teams for innovative projects, with a raising around 400 euros (very good amount for greece).

The thing is, that as i went to announce my leaving to my boss (he is a very rich industrialist) he offered me many benefits and to hire me in his mainly business (the pharmaceutical) with similar raising, if not the same, and also my colleague, and the promise of educational budget (which i was lacking in the start up, imagine that phpstorm was with academic licence). All that cause i was complained about the sort of IT culture in the way we are working till now. Also he promised that i will get knowledge through the projects of pharmacy industry that will help me in my career in the future.

Now the thing is that i was ready to sign up the contract with the multinational company and i have to send an email with an apology instead of my vat number and my digital signature. I feel totally jerk, how can i handle this, and say it with a nice way? Should i say some lie, that a problem came up or tell that i had a proposition that i cannot refuse?

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  • 2
    Be honest. A company that knows you're currently employed must at least expect a counter-offer from your current employer. It's your choice to accept the counter-offer or not.

    Just say that you're sorry, but that your current employer made you a counter-offer and you're going to accept it, that's all. You're not less professional because of that. They'll just find someone else or maybe they'll even make a counter-counter-offer if they're really interested in you.
  • 2
    Accept both offers and when they give you a start date, make the decision the morning of the start date 😁
  • 1
    @mrrmc

    man i love you
  • 1
    @ethernetzero

    the problem is that the new company at first offers me 300 euros up, and i asked for 100 more and they said yes. thats why i feel like a jerk right now, because i had shown the intention to go there. i feel like a programming thot
  • 1
    Seriously though, its business. They will find another dev.

    Choose what pays the best or what will give you the best CV so that you get paid better in the future.

    Otherwise choose what will be the most fun 👍🏻
  • 0
    @mrrmc

    i am just afraid that my name will mean in the future "the immature that goes to interviews just for confirmation"
  • 0
    @gatoMalicioso dont stress about it. They might be angry at first, but if they care for you they will get over it.

    Explaining it honestly might even allow you to keep an opportunity open if you take the new job.

    If you dont, they haven't lost anything - they still need a dev.
  • 0
    Exactly. Don't feel like a jerk because of that.
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